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"The Chinese are not seeking to neuter U.S. naval power in the Pacific. But they do want to make it harder for the U.S. ...
02/23/2021
Deep State, Inc. - The Wire China

"The Chinese are not seeking to neuter U.S. naval power in the Pacific. But they do want to make it harder for the U.S. to operate."

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel

Last year, a nixed deal between the Solomon Islands and Sam Group, a Chinese conglomerate, offered a rare window into how Chinese companies often work in tandem with, and sometimes on behalf of, Beijing.

"Everything points to the years ahead over the 2020s as being a make or break decade for China and the United States, an...
02/23/2021
Managed Strategic Competition

"Everything points to the years ahead over the 2020s as being a make or break decade for China and the United States, and for their relationship with each other." — Asia Society and Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said in his remarks at the Lanting Forum

For more on this subject, be sure to check out Rudd's latest collection of speeches, titled 'Navigating the Shoals of U.S.-China Relations,' available this Wednesday Feb. 24.

Kevin Rudd delivered remarks at the 2021 Lanting Forum on promoting dialogue and cooperation and managing differences in the U.S.-China relationship.

As artificial intelligence continues to develop at a rapid pace, should we be worried?Join us for a conversation Feb. 25...
02/23/2021
A Global Pandemic and the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

As artificial intelligence continues to develop at a rapid pace, should we be worried?

Join us for a conversation Feb. 25 on the evolution of AI, featuring experts Alsop Louie Partners's Ernestine Fu, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford's Phil Howard, and EY's Jeff Wong.

Register: https://trib.al/VicgiYM

A Collaboration with EY, part of The Business Council Program Series at Asia Society

Next week — Join us in reflecting on the Fukushima disaster ten years later with Asia Society Policy Institute VP Daniel...
02/23/2021
The Fukushima Disaster 10 Years On: Lessons To Never Forget

Next week — Join us in reflecting on the Fukushima disaster ten years later with Asia Society Policy Institute VP Daniel Russel, Yoichi Funabashi, Kazuto Suzuki, Akihisa Shiozaki, Asia Society Japan's Sawako Hidaka, and Asia Society Northern California's Margaret Conley.

Tune in: bit.ly/3qszK2t

Asia Society and the Asia Pacific Initiative will discuss the lessons learned from the disaster and subsequent reconstruction policies, ten years since the Fukushima disaster.

Join #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies this Friday for a conversation with the #NetflixOverTheMoon's music composer Helen Park and...
02/22/2021
Asia Society at the Movies: Over the Moon

Join #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies this Friday for a conversation with the #NetflixOverTheMoon's music composer Helen Park and actor Cathy Ang to discover the story behind Golden Globe-nominated animated feature 'Over the Moon.'

Details: https://trib.al/SrYJku9

In Netflix's "Over the Moon," a young girl travels to the moon in search of the legendary Chinese goddess Chang’e. Join a conversation with the film’s composer Helen Park and actor Cathy Ang.

This week at Asia Society — A members-only discussion on China featuring a panel of American journalists, Asia Society T...
02/22/2021

This week at Asia Society — A members-only discussion on China featuring a panel of American journalists, Asia Society Texas Center's latest Women's Leadership Series with women at the forefront of climate change investing, and more.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

This week at Asia Society — Celebrate Asian American heritage with the family! Join Center for Global Education at Asia ...
02/22/2021

This week at Asia Society — Celebrate Asian American heritage with the family! Join Center for Global Education at Asia Society and The Culture Tree's conversation with Simran Jeet Singh author of 'Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run', and #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies discussion on animated feature film #OverTheMoonNetflix.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

What could and should China be doing to improve its global vaccine rollout, and what are the long-term implications for ...
02/21/2021
Will China Be a Global Vaccine Leader?

What could and should China be doing to improve its global vaccine rollout, and what are the long-term implications for China’s Health Silk Road?

Read the latest ChinaFile story: https://trib.al/aHVzsD8

Beijing stands to reap major rewards by becoming the supplier of choice—or necessity—throughout low- and middle-income countries. China has expanded its international aid efforts in recent years and stressed its commitment to “south-south” cooperation. Winning the vaccine race would be a dip...

"The soft power efficacy of vaccine diplomacy is not to be disparaged ... But vaccine distribution does not make a Healt...
02/20/2021
Will China Be a Global Vaccine Leader?

"The soft power efficacy of vaccine diplomacy is not to be disparaged ... But vaccine distribution does not make a Health Silk Road."

Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel in the latest ChinaFile conversation: https://trib.al/2rmwvEq

Beijing stands to reap major rewards by becoming the supplier of choice—or necessity—throughout low- and middle-income countries. China has expanded its international aid efforts in recent years and stressed its commitment to “south-south” cooperation. Winning the vaccine race would be a dip...

02/19/2021

After three months, 220+ submission videos from 32 countries around the world, we're excited to announce the #WhySpeakChinese2020 contest winners. Without a doubt, this year's competition was the most heartwarming and community-centered yet!

For more, check out @Chinositynews, a young Asia Society media project about Gen Z China. Learn more about the contest at chinosity.com

Congratulations to our winners:
Africa: Ojuolape Arojo
Asia: @weiyi.studygram (Instagram submission)
Europe: @mmhokay (Instagram submission)
North America: @a.m.florian (Instagram submission)
South America: Catalina Suarez

And special thanks to judges Xiaomanyc 小馬在紐約, JJsays, and Faguoren - 法国人!

With increased dependence on the use of technology, how much consumer data is really being collected, by whom and for wh...
02/19/2021
A Global Pandemic and the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

With increased dependence on the use of technology, how much consumer data is really being collected, by whom and for what purpose? Is this something to encourage or be concerned about?

Join us next week on Feb. 25 for a conversation on the evolution and implications of AI.

Details: https://trib.al/UYg1IFy

A Collaboration with EY, part of The Business Council Program Series at Asia Society

#AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. ...
02/19/2021
Asia Society at the Movies

#AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures — a core part of our mission.

Check out what films we have coming up: https://asiasociety.org/AtTheMovies

Film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.

Asia Society's annual print publication features writing, data visualization, photography, and original illustrations, p...
02/19/2021
Asia Society Magazine

Asia Society's annual print publication features writing, data visualization, photography, and original illustrations, providing an in-depth look at the past year, in Asia and beyond.

Read the latest issue online or get your hands on a physical copy here: https://asiasociety.org/magazine

An exciting new annual print publication featuring writing, data visualization, photography, and original illustrations, Asia Society Magazine provides an in-depth look at the year that was, in Asia and beyond.

“The Biden administration is going to be on a very short leash with respect to doing anything that is perceived as givin...
02/18/2021
Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations

“The Biden administration is going to be on a very short leash with respect to doing anything that is perceived as giving China a break."

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler on the next four years of U.S.-China relations in The New York Times

The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more comprehensive and effective strategy.

Feb 22—Join Asia Society Southern California with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Dr. Michelle Ann Williams,...
02/18/2021
COVID-19: Medical Divide

Feb 22—Join Asia Society Southern California with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Dr. Michelle Ann Williams, CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Connie Chung Joe, & CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital - MLKCH Dr. Elaine Batchlor for a discussion on the unequal impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities.

Join Dr. Michelle Ann Williams , Elaine Batchlor and Connie Chung Joe for a discussion on the unequal impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities.

As an organization dedicated to building understanding and connections between cultures and peoples, Asia Society is com...
02/18/2021
Race & Racism

As an organization dedicated to building understanding and connections between cultures and peoples, Asia Society is committed to dialogue that promotes intercultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about our ongoing work on race and racism: http://asiasociety.org/onracism

Asia Society is — as ever — committed to dialogue that fosters greater cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and healing in our hope for a more equitable and just society.

Join Asia Society's virtual movie club #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies!On Feb. 26, join a conversation withGolden Globe-nominate...
02/18/2021
Asia Society at the Movies: Over the Moon

Join Asia Society's virtual movie club #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies!

On Feb. 26, join a conversation withGolden Globe-nominated animated feature film #OverTheMoonNetflix's music composer Helen Park and actor Cathy Ang.

Streaming and registration details: https://trib.al/Y91rXq9

In Netflix's "Over the Moon," a young girl travels to the moon in search of the legendary Chinese goddess Chang’e. Join a conversation with the film’s composer Helen Park and actor Cathy Ang.

How will the next four years shape the future of U.S.-Chinese relations? In case you missed it: Asia Society Policy Inst...
02/17/2021
The Next Phase of U.S.-Chinese Relations

How will the next four years shape the future of U.S.-Chinese relations?

In case you missed it: Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd joined Foreign Affairs Editor Dan Kurtz Phelan to discuss his recent essay for the publication.

Watch the full conversation now: https://trib.al/VENVeBu

Navigating the United States’ relationship with China will be the most consequential item on the Biden administration's foreign policy agenda. Over the past four years, the Trump administration has escalated the competition with Beijing on multiple fronts, buoyed by a growing bipartisan consensus ...

"Dealing with racism is a responsibility for all of us: political leaders, corporate leaders, community leaders and each...
02/17/2021
Silence is consent to anti-Asian racism in California and around the world

"Dealing with racism is a responsibility for all of us: political leaders, corporate leaders, community leaders and each of us as individuals."

— Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd pens an op-ed in today's San Francisco Chronicle on the rise of anti-Asian violence in the U.S.

Racism diminishes America’s standing, and dealing with it is a responsibility for all...

Our next #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies screening is Chinese film 'Leap"—an inspiring true story that recounts the ups and down...
02/17/2021
Leap

Our next #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies screening is Chinese film 'Leap"—an inspiring true story that recounts the ups and downs of the Chinese women's national volleyball team over the past four decades

🎟 Get discounted tix to watch on Mar 5 w/code AWFFASSC: https://trib.al/iloELqw

Part of "Asia Society at the Movies," a series showcasing films and filmmakers from across Asia and the diaspora, "Leap" is the 2021 Academy Award Submission from China for feature film.

In a Foreign Affairs piece “Short of War: How to Keep U.S.-Chinese Confrontation From Ending in Calamity,” Kevin Rudd wr...
02/17/2021
Short of War

In a Foreign Affairs piece “Short of War: How to Keep U.S.-Chinese Confrontation From Ending in Calamity,” Kevin Rudd writes, “Both the United States and China are currently in search of a formula to manage their relationship for the dangerous decade ahead.”

Tension and competition between the United States and China are inevitable. War, however, is not.

Following a coup earlier this month, the young democracy of Myanmar is struggling to find stability. As the situation ev...
02/17/2021
The Myanmar Coup: Three Weeks Later

Following a coup earlier this month, the young democracy of Myanmar is struggling to find stability. As the situation evolves rapidly, Asia Society Switzerland takes a look at the developments that have taken place over the past three weeks.

Join the conversation: https://trib.al/PFiHPmr

How is the atmosphere on-site in Myanmar? What course of action has the military taken by now? What is important to better understand the military junta? And what is to be expected on the different fronts?

Asia journalists — send us your stories! Submit your work to be considered for this year's prestigious $10,000 #OzPrize ...
02/17/2021
Asia Society Seeks Submissions for 2021 Journalism Prize

Asia journalists — send us your stories! Submit your work to be considered for this year's prestigious $10,000 #OzPrize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia by Friday, March 26, 2021.

Learn more about eligibility and how to submit: https://trib.al/ZYdn9C6

Asia Society is seeking submissions for the 2021 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler says the World Trade Organization - WTO's newly appointed director-general ...
02/16/2021
The WTO Gets a New Leader, Finally!

Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler says the World Trade Organization - WTO's newly appointed director-general Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala "must hit the ground running if she is to be successful in reforming the troubled organization and reasserting its relevance."

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's selection as director-general provides the WTO an opportunity to put itself back on the map.

🚨 Calling all Asia journalists!🚨Asia Society is excited to announce submissions for the 2021 #OzPrize for excellence in ...
02/16/2021
Asia Society Seeks Submissions for 2021 Journalism Prize

🚨 Calling all Asia journalists!🚨

Asia Society is excited to announce submissions for the 2021 #OzPrize for excellence in journalism on Asia are open now. Submissions must be received by March 26, 2021.

Click here for info and eligibility details: https://trib.al/CB2OS6L

Asia Society is seeking submissions for the 2021 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 26, 2021.

World Trade Organization - WTO members must be breathing a sigh of relief and enjoying a brief celebratory moment with t...
02/15/2021
The WTO Gets a New Leader, Finally!

World Trade Organization - WTO members must be breathing a sigh of relief and enjoying a brief celebratory moment with the selection of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new director-general."

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler on Okonjo-Iweala, who is the first African, and first woman to lead the 26-year-old organization.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's selection as director-general provides the WTO an opportunity to put itself back on the map.

02/14/2021

Our next #AsiaSocietyAtTheMovies screening is Chinese film 'Leap"—an inspiring true story that recounts the ups and downs of the Chinese women's national volleyball team over the past four decades

🎟 Get discounted tix to watch on Mar 5 w/code AWFFASSC: bddy.me/3rKX77C

In the latest episode of the #AsiaInDepth podcast, the late George Shultz is in conversation with another former Secreta...
02/12/2021
Asia In-Depth: George Shultz — A Final Conversation

In the latest episode of the #AsiaInDepth podcast, the late George Shultz is in conversation with another former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger in one of his last public conversations which took place at an event hosted by Asia Society Northern California.

Listen now: https://trib.al/XXd6nW6

In one of his last public conversations, George Shultz discusses foreign policy and U.S.-China relations with Henry Kissinger.

Happy #LunarNewYear — ring in the Year of the Ox with craft activities, dumpling recipes, festive lion dance performance...
02/12/2021
Lunar New Year 2021: A Virtual Celebration

Happy #LunarNewYear — ring in the Year of the Ox with craft activities, dumpling recipes, festive lion dance performances, and more hosted by Asia Society Texas Center!

Join the virtual celebration here: https://trib.al/CzlC6b4

Join us for online activities as we welcome the Year of the Ox with performances, arts and crafts, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia! Activities will be released over three weeks in February.

Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing our friends around the world a happy and prosperous year of the Ox!Looking for a way to sa...
02/12/2021
Family Day: Virtual Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing our friends around the world a happy and prosperous year of the Ox!

Looking for a way to safely celebrate?

Check out Asia Society New York's virtual Family Day celebration from last week: https://trib.al/Eftd6cu

NEW YORK, February 6, 2021 — Asia Society celebrated the Year of the Ox with performances and activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions around the wor...

Following his retirement from government service, George Shultz remained an active voice in foreign policy debates on, a...
02/11/2021
Asia In-Depth: George Shultz — A Final Conversation

Following his retirement from government service, George Shultz remained an active voice in foreign policy debates on, among other subjects, arms control and climate change.

Listen to one of his last public conversations on foreign policy in the #AsiaInDepth podcast: https://trib.al/NKgvfH6

In one of his last public conversations, George Shultz discusses foreign policy and U.S.-China relations with Henry Kissinger.

02/11/2021
Anti-Asian Racist Attacks in the U.S.

The Asia Society was established in the United States 65 years ago. Our mission since then has been to promote intercultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion. Any form of racism, let alone racial violence, is abhorrent to our institution. Indeed, any form of racism or racial violence against any minority is equally abhorrent.

Last April, Dr. Russell Jeung spoke at Asia Society Texas Center on the historical roots of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in the United States and how long-standing stereotypes and conspiracy theories have led to increased reports of verbal harassment, physical attacks, and bullying against Asians and Asian Americans across the United States.
Today, nearly a year later, these appalling hate crimes continue. We stand in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community in the ongoing fight against racism.

This recent spate of horrific incidents of anti-Asian violence across the United States highlights the importance of our work promoting mutual understanding and the critical work to which Professor Jeung and his colleagues at Stop AAPI Hate are dedicated.

To see more of Asia Society’s work related to issues of racism and the Asian community visit AsiaSociety.org/OnRacism.

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