In June 2018, only days before the U.S.-North Korea summit, Asia Society Switzerland invited Katharina Zellweger to talk about everyday life in North Korea. She has been visiting the country for decades now and lived there between 2006 and 2011. Katharina Zellweger gave illustrative account of how citizens live in one of the least known areas of the world.
In May 2018 Asia Society Switzerland was touring Switzerland with the guest speaker John Park, a specialist on North Korea and nuclear issues. On our way the Berne, we had the chance to talk with him about how one becomes – and stays – an expert on probably the least known country in the world.
Partner, competitor, or incompatible – the relations to China are often a variety of things at the same time. On Monday, June 25 2018, German Ambassador Norbert Riedel and Swiss Ambassador Johannes Matyassy discussed how the Asian policies of Germany and Switzerland compare and what can be learned from each other.
On Monday we had the pleasure to listen to Amb. Paul Seger and SRF Correspondent Karin Wenger discuss the current state of Myanmar. Having presented the developments by both a diplomat and a journalist, we got to listen to a wide range of views and thoughts.
How do people live in North Korea? How do they spend their spare time? Former Swiss representative in Pyongyang, Katharina Zellweger, provided insights into the unknown and gave account of the diverse economical and social change.
A simplified overview of the key players of the June 12 summit and their goals, with notable remarks from commentators
In the lead-up to the Trump-Kim Summit, what strategies do the different players follow, and what do they stand to gain? A short overview.
Last Tuesday we enjoyed watching Patrik Soergel's documentary «The Other Half of the Sky» at our very first movie night. In a fully booked auditorium we learned about four of China's most powerful businesswomen and the deep socio-economic transformations the country is undergoing.

May 22, 2018
China has around 800 000 internet users, its entrepreneurs aggressively chase after new inventions in the financial sector, and new companies process around 1 000 000 transactions a day.
On May 4, 2018, we gave over two dozen students the opportunity to talk directly to four mentors who have worked and lived in Asia and gained valuable experience in their respective fields.

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