Posts tagged Politics

Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama’s goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of the First Lady’s itinerary to date.

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Video: Introducing Parnashavari, A Fierce-Looking Healer Dressed in Leaves

Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum’s new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.

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Video: Asia Society Museum Showcases Long-Lost ‘Golden Visions’ from Tibet

Asia Society Museum’s latest exhibition explores artwork from a singular Tibetan Buddhist monastery that was largely destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution.

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How Thailand’s Suthep Thaugsuban Ran Away With Our Person of the Year Poll
Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist’s overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society’s Asia’s Person of the Year reader poll.
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How Thailand’s Suthep Thaugsuban Ran Away With Our Person of the Year Poll

Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist’s overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society’s Asia’s Person of the Year reader poll.

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Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations
The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Continued political opposition to the agreement could complicate and even jeopardize future talks.
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Political Opposition Complicates Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is facing domestic criticism in Iran and the United States. Continued political opposition to the agreement could complicate and even jeopardize future talks.

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Interview: Gurcharan Das on Dharma, Capitalism and India’s ‘Robber Baron’ Phase
The author and former India chief for Procter & Gamble shares his vision for India’s future ahead of his December 5 appearance at Asia Society New York.
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Interview: Gurcharan Das on Dharma, Capitalism and India’s ‘Robber Baron’ Phase

The author and former India chief for Procter & Gamble shares his vision for India’s future ahead of his December 5 appearance at Asia Society New York.

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Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi’s Biggest Puzzle and ‘Acute Dumpling Withdrawal’
Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China’s leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.
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Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi’s Biggest Puzzle and ‘Acute Dumpling Withdrawal’

Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China’s leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.

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This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion
The U.N. is “hot” again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.
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This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion

The U.N. is “hot” again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.

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Video: Indonesia’s ‘Burden’ Regarding Islam and Democracy

Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?

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From Standing Committee to Standing Trial: Understanding Bo Xilai’s Fall From Grace
The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China’s most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.
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From Standing Committee to Standing Trial: Understanding Bo Xilai’s Fall From Grace

The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China’s most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.

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