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Former Secretary of State Speaks Candidly About Asian Policy Hotspots [Videos]

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Houston on Thursday, April 12, two days before the grand opening of the Asia Society Texas Center. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

James A. Baker III spoke to an Asia Society audience in Houston about China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the "Asian Century."

Exile Now Even Lonelier: Chinese Poet Says London Book Fair Excludes Dissident Voices

Exiled Chinese poet Bei Ling at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair. (Ekko)
Arts

Chinese poet Bei Ling says the London Book Fair's celebration of China is shutting out some of its most important dissident voices in the name of money.

Schell: Beijing Had 'Knives Out' for 'Theatrical' Bo Xilai

Policy

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, appeared on PBS Newshour last night to talk about the scandal surrounding the dramatic fall of Chinese government official Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai.

Photo of the Day: West Lake at Dusk

Multimedia

Dusk at West Lake (Xihu), Hangzhou, China on March 7, 2012. (Yuchen Gong /Flickr)

Frank Lavin: How to Succeed in (Asian) Business if You're Really Trying [Video]

Frank Lavin at Asia Society New York on April 10, 2012.
Business

A former U.S. Department of Commerce official offers pointers for any business hoping to scale up and export to new markets, particularly Asia.

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention.

Photo of the Day: Spotted Eagle Ray in Baa Atoll, Maldives

Multimedia

Spotted eagle ray in Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives on March 6, 2012. (Abllo™ /Flickr)

Video: Sean Leow on China's Bottom-Up Surge in Creativity

Sean Leow, co-founder of the Shanghai agency NeochaEDGE, at Asia Society New York on March 9, 2012.
Multimedia

Sean Leow, co-founder of NeoEDGE, discusses China's emerging creative community, and the "neo-traditionalist" style taking hold there.

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia

Multimedia

Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia on March 22, 2012. (Romel Jacinto /Flickr)

A Hip Hop Dance Response to Japan's 2011 Disaster

Arts

Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.