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Category: Current Affairs

Video: Margaret Ng Says Taiwan Sees Hong Kong as a 'Cautionary Tale'

Margaret Ng discusses Hong Kong democracy at an event hosted by ChinaFile, the online magazine of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, on February 24, 2015. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The lawyer, journalist, and former Hong Kong politician argues that Hong Kong’s fight for universal suffrage is a fight for the future of all China’s people. 

Video: Nicholas Kristof on the Intersection of Journalism and Humanitarianism

Nicholas Kristof at Asia Society New York on February 26, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

In a talk with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social activist decried a "real failure to cover humanitarian crises" in the mainstream Western media.

Interview: Photographer Documents Hopes and Concerns of a Myanmar in Transition

Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi in Pathein, 2012. (Geoffrey Hiller)
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Geoffrey Hiller's new book of photographs from Myanmar capture a nation gradually re-opening to the world. But, the photographer says of the ordinary people he meets there, "most are frustrated by the lack of real change."

Video: Twitter India Director Says, 'When You Make Governance More Transparent, Things Get Better'

India and Southeast Asia Market Director for Twitter Rishi Jaitly speaking in Mumbai on January 29, 2015. (Asia Society India Centre)
Current Affairs

Speaking in Mumbai, Rishi Jaitly explains how Twitter is adapting to the Indian market and changing governance in the process.

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.

Interview: Barbara Demick Says No Need to Exaggerate North Korea Stories, 'Truth is Bad Enough'

Barbara Demick in Beijing, where she was formerly Los Angeles Times bureau chief. (Barbara Demick)
Current Affairs

Ahead of her February 25 appearance at Asia Society New York, the veteran journalist who reported from South Korea and China discusses potential conflict in the region, North Korean defectors, and the media atmosphere in China. 

Book Excerpt: 'Discontent and Its Civilizations' by Mohsin Hamid

ArtsCurrent Affairs

"The idea that we fall into civilizations, plural, is merely a politically convenient myth," writes Moshin Hamid in the title essay of his new collection. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 23.

Interview: Nicholas Kristof Sees 'Slacktivism' as 'Gateway Drug to Greater Engagement'

Nicholas Kristof speaks onstage during the 'Independent Lens: A Path Appears' panel discussion at the PBS Network on January 20, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his February 26 Asia Society talk, the New York Times columnist discusses efficient humanitarianism, harassment of journalists in China, and viral activism.

Video: Author Documents How Rural China Evolves, and Villagers Struggle to Adjust

One of the villagers in Wasteland, China who has adjusted to the town's modernization with mixed feelings. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Author Michael Meyer describes how the encroachment of big agribusiness in Chinese farming villages is being welcomed by some and shunned by others.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

ASPI President Kevin Rudd and
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”