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U.S.-Asia Update Roundtable Series

The U.S.-Asia Update Roundtable series brings together a diverse group of speakers and guests to discuss recent events in Asia and their international impact. Topics have ranged from China's food and…

April 21, 2017

Feng-Xiaogang-award Chinese Cinema’s Absent Allure

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

March 31, 2017

Podcast Attendees leave the Great Hall of the People after a plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, China, on March 9, 2017. Podcast: A Conversation With Qingguo Jia

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Dr. Qingguo Jia, dean of Peking University’s School of International Studies and member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative C…

April 8, 2016

Poppy-field-soldier-Helmand Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 8, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Corruption and combat thwart counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. T…

April 18, 2014

China's first lady Peng Liyuan attends an event for World Tuberculosis Day in Dongguan, Guangdong province. A Tale of Two Diseases: Tuberculosis Control and Malaria Eradication in China

Last month, the World Health Organization declared that China has achieved the Millennium Development Goals target of reversing tuberculosis (TB) incidence by 2015.  According to a recent study publi…

April 14, 2014

A doctor draws blood from the neck of a patient at an emergency room of a hospital in Shanghai May 15, 2013. The Global Fund’s China Legacy

Last week, twelve African countries met in Windhoek, Namibia to discuss the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. With its emphasis on actual disease …

April 4, 2014

A whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk October 17, 2012. By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at a stroke - by hiring Chinese workers. The $2.3-billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk. It would supply China with much needed iron Beijing’s Arctic Play: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

If you pay attention, Chinese foreign policy rarely surprises. Of course there is the odd moment when Beijing catches the world unaware: for example, its declaration of an Air Defense Identification …

March 31, 2014

The Global Fund's China Legacy

Overview Over the past decade, the Global Fund's presence in China has left behind a deeply mixed legacy. Although the Fund's money has made important contributions to China's fight against AIDS, …

October 4, 2013

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C), Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd R), and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pose for photos during their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on October 3, 2013. (Koji Sasahara/Courtesy Reuters) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 4, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Obama cancels Asia trip. U.S. President Barack Obama canceled a four-country tour of Asia, including Indonesia, Brun…

January 24, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on February 14, 2012. Presidential Inbox: Top Priorities for U.S. Policy Toward China and Asia

President Obama, You and your foreign policy team have steered the United States on a constructive course in Asia over the past few years. There is thus no need for a policy overhaul. However, the d…