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Jon M. Chu Accepts the Film Diversity Award at ASSC's 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2018 — Actor Henry Golding and actor-rapper Awkwafina present film director Jon M. Chu with the Film Diversity Award at Asia Society Sourthern California’s 2018 Annual Gala Dinner. Chu was honored for directing Crazy Rich Asians, the first studio-backed movie in 25 years to star an all-Asian cast. (6 min., 52 sec.)


Education
 /  Hong Kong
Professor Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, shares his view on the role of universities in academic innovation.
Policy
Experts discuss the outcomes of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting and the possibilities of APEC further facilitating trade and growth in the region.
Policy
 /  Hong Kong
Former Acting Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, who was responsible for the bilateral negotiations with Japan on the TPP, talks about the importance of TPP to Asia.
Education
 /  Hong Kong
Paul Leader shares insights on the balance of urban development and ecological preservation, and how Asia Society Hong Kong has evolved to provide fruit bats with better chances of survival.
Arts
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Arts
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Arts
 /  Hong Kong
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Current Affairs
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Current Affairs
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Current Affairs
Asia 21 Young Leaders Navneet Singh Narula, Founder and CEO of nBrilliance and Athgo Corporation Founder and Chairman Armen Orujyan share how they met at the 2008 summit in Japan and their hopes for the network in the years to come.
Current Affairs
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Current Affairs
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