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Korea Elections: A Shocking Eruption of Public Dissatisfaction

April 27, 2016

Voting officially closed at 6 p.m. for Korea’s April 13 general elections, but 30 minutes earlier, I received the early exit poll results from a joint poll conducted among three major national networks including my company…

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Social Enterprises: A Growth Engine to Stem Korea’s Unemployment Crisis?

March 16, 2016

While Korea’s development success is renowned, less known are its current development challenges. These include: an aging population, gender inequality, growing disparity, and a slowing economy. Eight out of 10 Korean adults said in a recent poll…

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Advancing Leadership in Asia: 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellows

February 10, 2016

Across Asia, countries are shifting from a reliance on low-cost manufacturing to a focus on innovation and knowledge to drive their economies forward. By 2030, Asia will represent two-thirds of the global middle class and account for over 40 percent of global middle-class consumption.

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Leading Chinese Archaeologist Offers Glimpse into Life of Han Dynasty King

January 13, 2016

In November, preeminent Chinese archaeologist, Li Zebin, gave a presentation at The Asia Foundation in San Francisco about the excavation he helped lead on what is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in recent years…

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Leading Disability Advocate Examines Draft Disability Law in Indonesia

December 2, 2015

Like many countries, Indonesia is accelerating efforts to implement its commitment as a 2011 signatory to the International Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), particularly as the newly minted 2030 Sustainable Development Goals…

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A Chinese Journalist Discusses Sino-U.S. Relations with Ten Top U.S. Scholars

September 23, 2015

America’s willingness to accommodate China’s growing political and economic power will be crucial to U.S.-China relations. That was the observation of journalist Liu Yang, deputy newsroom director of China’s Global Times, who visited the U.S. recently as The Asia Foundation’s L. Z. Yuan Fellow in Media and International Relations.

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Asia Foundation Development Fellows

September 23, 2015

On Sept. 28, The Asia Foundation’s 2015 Development Fellows presented Asian Perspectives 2015: Challenges and Voices for Asia’s Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., capping an outstanding year of skills, leadership, and network building. Watch the live stream here, and view a moving new film that captures this inspiring group of […]

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LankaCorps: A Conversation with Dr. Naj Nagendran

July 22, 2015

Last week in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation held a fund-raising event to present its LankaCorps Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in post-conflict Sri Lanka. Each year since 2012, the Foundation has selected an outstanding group of young people…

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In Memoriam

Cheng Siwei, 1935–2015

July 22, 2015

One of China’s most prominent economists, and a major figure in that nation’s economic transformation, Cheng Siwei, passed away on July 12 at the age of 80. Known as the father of China’s ChiNext stock market, and a key player in the development of China’s venture capital sector, Mr. Cheng’s distinguished career included vice-chairmanship of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress…

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Urbanization, Smart Cities, and the “Sludge Judge” – A Conversation with Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia

June 10, 2015

In Asia sat down recently with renowned Indian economist Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, The Asia Foundation’s latest Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visitor, during her American visit. Dr. Ahluwalia is chairperson of the board of governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi, where she is leading a…

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