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Video: What Could Be Behind China's Sudden One-Child Policy Reforms

Children pictured on a hill in Yunnan. (egorgrebnev/Flickr)
Policy

Why is the one-child policy being relaxed now? The answer, as Beijing-based conomic theorist Michael Pettis suggested in a 2010 interview, has to do with economic growth.

Listen: High-Level Briefing on Philippines Typhoon Aftermath and Recovery

Typhoon victims wait to have a chance to board a flight to evacuate the area at Tacloban airport on November 14, 2013. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran moderated the teleconference featuring Jose Cuisia, John Negroponte, John Maisto and Anthony Nappi on Friday, November 15.

Book Excerpt: 'Reimagining India' Offers Fresh Thinking on Asia's 'Next Superpower'

A pedestrian walks past a construction site near corporate offices in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on October 5, 2013. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

McKinsey & Company's new anthology is a "free-wheeling debate about India’s future." Live webcast with contributors Suketu Mehta, Arvind Subramanian and others on Tuesday, November 19.

What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant.

Photo of the Day: A Red Coastline in Vietnam

Harsh red rocks meet soft blue waves in Phan Rang, Vietnam on November 12, 2013. (trendstravel/Flickr)
Multimedia

Harsh red rocks meet soft blue waves in Phan Rang, Vietnam on November 12, 2013. (trendstravel/Flickr)

Photos: India Bids Adieu to 'Master Blaster,' 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar reacts after scoring his hundred century during the one-day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 16, 2012. (Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As India's iconic cricketer takes leave of the sport, Asia Society looks back on a glorious career.

Photo of the Day: A Mythical Creature in Singapore

The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Set against Singapore's skyline, the Merlion statue spouts water on November 14, 2013. (Gaelen/Flickr)
Multimedia

The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Set against Singapore's skyline, the Merlion statue spouts water on November 14, 2013. (Gaelen/Flickr)

US-China People-to-People Exchange an Opportunity to 'Dream Without Borders'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping (then-Vice President of China) display shirts with a message given to them by students at the International Studies Learning School in Southgate, outside of Los Angeles, on Feb. 17, 2012. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Director of Chinese Language Initiatives outlines what to watch for in the upcoming U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Washington.

Photo of the Day: Reflections in Calm Waters in Thailand

Houses, trees and mountains cast shadows on still waters in Khao Sok, Thailand on November 3, 2013. (Stefan Magdalinski/Flickr)
Multimedia

Houses, trees and mountains cast shadows on still waters in Khao Sok, Thailand on November 3, 2013. (Stefan Magdalinski/Flickr)

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

Arts

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.