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April 21, 2017

China
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…

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April 17, 2017

Israel
The New York Times Calls a Convicted Terrorist a "Parliamentarian"

Today the New York Times ran an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, and described him as "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian." Period. In his op-ed, Barghouti states that he was first arrested at …

December 15, 2016

Elections and Voting
Podcast: A Chinese Perspective on the U.S. Election

It has been a busy few weeks for foreign policy analysts in Beijing as they struggle to determine how China should best approach relations with the incoming U.S. president. On this week’s Asia Unboun…

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December 7, 2016

China
Environment-Health Linkages in China

One of the major victims of China’s runaway development is its air quality.  Just yesterday, China’s northern Hebei province issued its first "red alert" of the year for severe pollution, the highest…

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December 2, 2016

China
Bird Flu, North Korean Coal Crunch, and More

Rachel Brown, Erik Crouch, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bird flu outbreak puts Asian nations on high alert. A newly identified spate…

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September 30, 2016

Economics
A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

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June 23, 2016

Development
Private Sector Innovation and Women’s Entrepreneurship

Jane Nelson and Sarah Thorn will discuss strategies to grow women’s entrepreneurship worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the role of the private sector. They will address the importance of publi…

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June 2, 2016

China
How Much Can We Learn From Taiwanese Inauguration Speeches?

Pei-Yu Wei is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The inauguration speech of Tsai Ing-Wen, the new president of Taiwan, on May 20, drew much attention from audiences both…

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May 20, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 20, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Sri Lanka reeling from massive flooding and mudslides. …

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May 18, 2016

Global
International Cooperation in 2015 Deserves a B Grade, Say Global Think Tank Leaders

A new Report Card on International Cooperation from the Council of Councils finds that multilateral action on most of the critical transnational threats has shown progress, but is still inadequate in…