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11/24/2020
Thanksgiving Virtual Gala

In case you missed it — Asia Society Hong Kong Center celebrated its 30 year anniversary at its Thanksgiving Virtual Gala, honoring the people that made Asia Society Hong Kong what it is today.

Watch the full program here: https://youtu.be/e2fIZwKCKL8

Our Thanksgiving Virtual Gala on November 17, in celebration of our 30th anniversary, honors those who have helped make our organization what is it today. Th...

#JLFNewYork2020 continues today!Check out the full schedule and register now to join day two of the celebration of books...
11/24/2020
JLF

#JLFNewYork2020 continues today!

Check out the full schedule and register now to join day two of the celebration of books and ideas: bit.ly/3mb6UBD

The spirit of the iconic ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually in Jaipur, India, travels across countries and continents with a caravan of writers, thinkers, poets, influencers, balladeers and raconteurs.

“The RCEP is another reminder that our Asian trading partners have developed a confidence about working together without...
11/24/2020
Biden says US needs to align with democracies after RCEP signing

“The RCEP is another reminder that our Asian trading partners have developed a confidence about working together without the United States.”

– Asia Society Policy Institute VP Wendy Cutler in Nikkei Asia

China shouldn't be 'the only game in town,' president-elect argues

“My advice to the Chinese is to join the Paris Club, rather than running an independent shop because China now holds the...
11/24/2020
Advice To The G20 From One Of Its Founders, Kevin Rudd

“My advice to the Chinese is to join the Paris Club, rather than running an independent shop because China now holds the bulk of and the biggest slice of developing country emerging market debt.” – Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd

The first G20 summit was co-founded by former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, as a way of coordinating the response to the Global Financial Crisis in order to stave off a deep recession. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Rudd about some of the challenges facing G20 leaders today.

"China now, realizing that American pressure is increasing, has embarked upon a strategy that sees its own economic futu...
11/23/2020
Kevin Rudd Calls B.S. on U.S.-China ‘Cold War’ - The Wire China

"China now, realizing that American pressure is increasing, has embarked upon a strategy that sees its own economic future largely driven by domestic economic growth." — Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd on U.S.-China decoupling in The Wire China with Eli Binder

Definitions matter, says the former Australian PM.

11/23/2020
Jake Sullivan and George Stephanopolous on Trump's Missing Asia Strategy

WATCH — Biden's newly appointed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan gave us a sense of what to expect in 2021 when he sat down with George Stephanopoulos at Asia Society New York three years ago for a wide-ranging discussion on China, North Korea, trade, and more.

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 — In an informal conversation at Asia Society, Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign Jake Sullivan and Chief Anchor...

This week at Asia Society — Asia Society Australia is launching their latest issue of #DisruptiveAsia on Asia's economic...
11/23/2020

This week at Asia Society — Asia Society Australia is launching their latest issue of #DisruptiveAsia on Asia's economic, environmental, and social sustainability, and more.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

This week at Asia Society — @AAsia Society Switzerland@AsiaSocietyCH hosts a discussion on China's controversial social ...
11/23/2020

This week at Asia Society — @AAsia Society [email protected] hosts a discussion on China's controversial social credit system, join Asia Society Korea Center's conversation commemorating veterans of the Korean War 70 years later, and more.

Details: https://asiasociety.org/online

“It is China getting solidified as the center of Asian investment with more goods, services and investment than ever, fl...
11/22/2020
China's giant new trade agreement excludes U.S. - Marketplace

“It is China getting solidified as the center of Asian investment with more goods, services and investment than ever, flowing through China. And I think the United States is going to have to respond to it.”

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler on the RCEP deal https://trib.al/j3uDNVf

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 countries together. Should the U.S. be a part of it?

11/21/2020
Histories of the Present: Contemporary Korean Art in Context

ICYMI — #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Mina Cheon, Kyungah Ham, and Minouk Lim explore the sociopolitical and emotional schism between North and South Korea through the lens of contemporary art.

Watch the full program: https://trib.al/CwfAPIL

NEW YORK, November 19, 2020 — Asia Society Triennial Artistic Director, Asia Society Museum Director, and Vice President of Global Artistic Programs Michelle...

"The Triennial offers a refreshing reset on conventional understandings of modern and contemporary Asian art."Ocula revi...
11/21/2020
Asia Society's First Triennial Dreams of Unity

"The Triennial offers a refreshing reset on conventional understandings of modern and contemporary Asian art."

Ocula reviews the #AsiaSocietyTriennial.

Learn more about the Asia Society Triennial at AsiaSociety.org/Triennial

Vivian Chui reviews the first Asia Society Triennial in New York.

#JLFHouston2020 kicks off this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center!For more information on the various panels and how t...
11/20/2020
JLF

#JLFHouston2020 kicks off this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center!

For more information on the various panels and how to tune in to the live sessions, register today: https://jlflitfest.org/houston/registration

The spirit of the iconic ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually in Jaipur, India, travels across countries and continents with a caravan of writers, thinkers, poets, influencers, balladeers and raconteurs.

"China’s natural advantages in Southeast Asia mean the United States must be playing its best game in the region all the...
11/20/2020
The United States and Southeast Asia in a COVID-19 World: A New Start

"China’s natural advantages in Southeast Asia mean the United States must be playing its best game in the region all the time– 'America First' was far from this."

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Richard Maude in a new essay on the view of the U.S. from Southeast Asia

Richard Maude writes that a revamped U.S. diplomatic strategy for Southeast Asia will better support the region’s long-term resilience and sovereignty in an era of rising Chinese influence.

In case you missed it — In the latest episode of the Asia In-Depth podcast, three experts reflect on the election, and w...
11/20/2020
Asia In-Depth Podcast: Biden, Trump, and the View From Asia

In case you missed it — In the latest episode of the Asia In-Depth podcast, three experts reflect on the election, and what the next four years may portend for the U.S., Asia, and the rest of the world.

Listen now: https://trib.al/BTGZeb6

The U.S. presidential election attracted unprecedented interest from across the globe — including in Asia — where the results would impact everything from Iran to North Korea, trade policy to China policy, and much more.

Asia Society New York's latest book club gathers tomorrow!We are discussing the work of the legendary activist Grace Lee...
11/19/2020
Virtual Book Club: The Next American Revolution hosted by Dr. Scott Kurashige

Asia Society New York's latest book club gathers tomorrow!

We are discussing the work of the legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs and her teachings in the book "The Next American Revolution."

Register: https://trib.al/hwa26mt

Join us for our last book club of the year. We're reading "The Next American Revolution" by legendary educator/activist Grace Lee Boggs and pioneering scholar Dr. Scott Kurashige, who will host the book club.

“While President Xi Jinping’s announcement in September that China will reach carbon neutrality was a game-changer, whet...
11/19/2020
Opinion | Here’s how Biden could get the U.S. to lead on climate change again

“While President Xi Jinping’s announcement in September that China will reach carbon neutrality was a game-changer, whether that is seen to cover all greenhouse gases is just as significant.”

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd’s and Climate Analytics’ Bill Hare write in the Washington Post

Biden will have to set aggressive targets to cut emissions.

In an expression of gratitude to honor the season, Asia Society Texas Center and the New Asia Chamber Music Society pres...
11/19/2020
[VIRTUAL CONCERT] Songs of Gratitude

In an expression of gratitude to honor the season, Asia Society Texas Center and the New Asia Chamber Music Society presents 'Songs of Gratitude,' a Thanksgiving virtual concert in celebration of front-line medical workers and family.

Details: https://trib.al/6uuhT1V

In an expression of gratitude to honor the season, the New Asia Chamber Music Society presents 'Songs of Gratitude,' a Thanksgiving performance in celebration of front-line medical workers and family.

According to a new joint report by Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics, China’s recent pledge to reach c...
11/19/2020
U.S. and China Climate Goals: Scenarios for 2030 and Mid-Century

According to a new joint report by Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics, China’s recent pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2060 will require the country to take a number of bold steps in the short-term, especially related to coal.

Read the full report now: https://trib.al/qD9BeeY

U.S. and China Climate Goals: Scenarios for 2030 and Mid-Century

The first of Asia Society Australia's two-part event on the rise of digital trade and the costs and benefits of a global...
11/19/2020
[WEBCAST] Leading the Way in Digital Trade | Part A

The first of Asia Society Australia's two-part event on the rise of digital trade and the costs and benefits of a global digital trading system kicks off in a few hours — It's not too late to join the conversation!

Register here: https://trib.al/ixPZ8qn

Lessons for global trade from the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement: Part A

"Whether the rest of the world now also chooses to ramp up climate action will in large part rest on the decisions taken...
11/18/2020
Opinion | Here’s how Biden could get the U.S. to lead on climate change again

"Whether the rest of the world now also chooses to ramp up climate action will in large part rest on the decisions taken in Beijing and Washington, individually and jointly."

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd and Climate Analytics's Bill Hare in Washington Post Opinions and Outlook

Biden will have to set aggressive targets to cut emissions.

Tomorrow — join artists from South Korea Mina Cheon, Kyungah Ham, and Minouk Lim to talk about their art that reflects t...
11/18/2020
Histories of the Present: Contemporary Korean Art in Context

Tomorrow — join artists from South Korea Mina Cheon, Kyungah Ham, and Minouk Lim to talk about their art that reflects the physical and psychological toll that partition and war continue to impose on contemporary society. #AsiaSocietyTriennial

Learn more: https://trib.al/Oxdrw8n

This panel, featuring three Korean artists, will examine the sociopolitical and emotional impact of the imposed political schism since the partition of Korea at the end of World War II and perpetuated through the 2018 Panmunjom Declaration.

11/18/2020
The Prospect of a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement

With the outlook for a bilateral trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States improving, a panel of experts assess whether the deal would be in the U.S.' national interest and to what degree it would provoke China.

Participants include Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler; Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council; and Roy Chun Lee, associate research fellow and deputy director of the Taiwan World Trade Organization (WTO) and Regional Trade Agreement Center at the Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER). The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski. James K.J. Lee, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and head of the UN Affairs Task Force in New York, delivered opening remarks.

Join activist Nadine Naber for her lecture tonight with UC Riverside's Dr. Alisa Bierria. Naber argues that people who c...
11/18/2020
Hacking the Syllabus: Critical Solidarities with Nadine Naber and Alisa Bierria

Join activist Nadine Naber for her lecture tonight with UC Riverside's Dr. Alisa Bierria.

Naber argues that people who conduct the labor of mothering should be leading the way when it comes to abolitionist and decolonizing social movements.

Details: https://trib.al/V4Iq2a2

Join us for award-winning author, professor, and activist Dr. Nadine Naber's lecture The Radical Potential of Mothering for Abolition, Anti-Militarism, and Transnational Feminist Solidarity followed by conversation with Dr. Alisa Bierria.

NEW JOINT REPORT: Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics find that China’s recent commitment to reach carbo...
11/18/2020

NEW JOINT REPORT: Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics find that China’s recent commitment to reach carbon neutrality before 2060 would be directly in line with the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement if it covers all greenhouse gases.

Read the report: https://trib.al/03XThVZ

"China wants to act, but realizes its national actions will be inconsequential in the absence of global action. That’s w...
11/18/2020
Former Australian PM Rudd Discusses China-U.S. Relationship

"China wants to act, but realizes its national actions will be inconsequential in the absence of global action. That’s why China wishes to engage the Americans and why the Biden administration will want to engage the Chinese.”

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, provides his analysis on the U.S.-China relationship in the 21st century. Rudd speaks with Bloomberg New Economy Editorial Director Andrew Browne during the Bloomberg New Economy Forum. (Source: Bloomb...

NEW JOINT REPORT: Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics have modeled emissions scenarios in both the Unite...
11/17/2020
U.S. and China Climate Goals: Scenarios for 2030 and Mid-Century

NEW JOINT REPORT: Asia Society Policy Institute and Climate Analytics have modeled emissions scenarios in both the United States and China for 2030 and mid-century, including based on President-elect Biden’s campaign policies and President Xi’s recent carbon neutrality pledge.

Read the report: https://trib.al/1SsLk5E

U.S. and China Climate Goals: Scenarios for 2030 and Mid-Century

“Beijing will likely claim victory upon the signing.It has been a promoter of the RCEP since day one. Then, as the US re...
11/17/2020
World’s biggest trade deal signed – and doesn’t include US

“Beijing will likely claim victory upon the signing.It has been a promoter of the RCEP since day one. Then, as the US retreated from the regional stage and pursued a trade policy based on unilateralism, Chinese leaders used that vacuum to portray Beijing as the reliable partner of choice for economic growth, trade, and investment.”

— Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership accounts for about one-third of the world’s population and economy, but does not include the United States.

11/17/2020
Thanksgiving Virtual Gala 2020 Honorees - YouTube

WATCH LIVE NOW — Meet the individuals who have helped make Asia Society Hong Kong Center the organization that it is today over the last three decades.

Tune in virtually to the celebration now: https://trib.al/rkF9VX3

Our Thanksgiving Virtual Gala on November 17 honors 13 individuals who have helped make our organization what is it today over the last 30 years. Here is an int...

Nov 18—Join Taiwan in New York 駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處's James Lee; Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler; Roy Chun Lee, Tai...
11/17/2020
[WEBCAST] The Prospect of a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement

Nov 18—Join Taiwan in New York 駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處's James Lee; Asia Society Policy Institute's Wendy Cutler; Roy Chun Lee, Taiwan WTO & Regional Trade Agreement Center at CIER; and US-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers for a program on U.S.-Taiwan bilateral trade relations.

https://trib.al/eNiNqq6

Join us for a discussion on a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement with ASPI's Wendy Cutler, Rupert Hammond-Chambers, and Roy Chun Lee moderated by Tom Nagorski. Director-General James Lee of TECO-NY will deliver opening remarks.

TOMORROW — Join Asia Society Southern California and director Shekhar Kapur, studio executive Sameer Nair and entertainm...
11/17/2020
Cinemas to Smartphones: Streaming Wars and the Future of Bollywood and India Content

TOMORROW — Join Asia Society Southern California and director Shekhar Kapur, studio executive Sameer Nair and entertainment lawyer Gowree Gokhale discuss their views on the streaming wars taking place by dozens of companies, both in India and around the world.

The program begins at 8:00 a.m. Pacific-time. Details: https://trib.al/lUADLzr

Join director Shekhar Kapur, studio executive Sameer Nair and entertainment lawyer Gowree Gokhale for a lively discussion on the current state of India’s entertainment industry with a particular focus on television and film.

TONIGHT — Asia Society Southern California kicks off their #USAsiaEntertainmentSummit with a conversation on Asian repre...
11/16/2020
Asian Representation in Animation

TONIGHT — Asia Society Southern California kicks off their #USAsiaEntertainmentSummit with a conversation on Asian representation in animation with Netflix Producer Peilin Chou, actor Cathy Ang, and moderated by Janet Young/

Join us for free! Details: https://trib.al/5jaAv77

Join Asia Society Southern California for a discussion on Asian representation in animation with Netflix Producer Peilin Chou and actor Cathy Ang. It will be moderated by Janet Yang, Chair of the U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit

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