Corporate and Foundation Relations


Leveling the Playing Field for China’s Migrant Women Entrepreneurs

December 3, 2014

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On this year’s Singles’ Day Sale in China – one of the largest online shopping days in the world – the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba reported sales of more than $9 billion within 24 hours. Just weeks earlier, Alibaba had the largest IPO in U.S. history…


The Asia Foundation and The Estée Lauder Companies Expand Successful Partnership to Educate Girls in Vietnam

San Francisco, July 30, 2013

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The Asia Foundation and The Estée Lauder Companies today announced the expansion of their multi-year partnership to provide socially and economically disadvantaged girls in Vietnam with access to secondary school education. More than 130 young women between the ages of 12 and 15 from An Giang and Can Tho provinces will soon become Estée Lauder Comp… Read more


The Asia Foundation and the Skoll Global Threats Fund Expand Partnership

San Francisco, June 17, 2013

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Effective management of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra, three of the world’s most densely-populated river basins, is key for long-term peace, stability, and economic development in South Asia. To strengthen access to information on transboundary water governance in the region, The Asia Foundation recently announced an expansion of its partnershi… Read more


Luce Scholars Mark 40 Years

San Francisco, May 29, 2013

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Luce Foundation president Michael Gilligan addressed a special gathering in New York to celebrate 40 years of partnership between The Asia Foundation and The Henry Luce Foundation for the Luce Scholars Program. On Sunday, May 19 in New York, The Asia Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation marked 40 years of partnership in providing life-changing expe… Read more


The Asia Foundation and OOCL Renew Partnership to Assist Schools and Libraries in 2013

San Francisco and Hong Kong, January 10, 2013

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Collaboration expands to nine countries, including Burma Storytime at a school in Laguna, Philippines, comes alive with books donated by The Asia Foundation and shipped by OOCL. Photo by Mario Ignacio IV. The Asia Foundation and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a leading international shipping and logistics company, today announced the contin… Read more


The Legacy of Shirin & Pandju Merali: Reducing Poverty One Girl at a Time

December 12, 2012

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When I first met Pandju Merali at his home in Seal Beach, California, in 2010, he told me a story about his life, which is recorded in his memoir, From Africa 2 America. Mr. Merali talked about what it was like growing up as a child of Indian descent in the Congo…


Texas Instruments Sponsors Book Donation to All Secondary Schools in Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia, November 26, 2012

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Texas Instruments (TI) has sponsored The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program to distribute 5,000 brand-new books to all secondary schools in the state of Melaka and an additional 7,000 throughout Malaysia this year. TI, which has operated a major facility in Kuala Lumpur for more than 40 years, recently expanded operations to Melaka, through i… Read more


Asia Foundation and Philanthropist Mr. Chong-Moon Lee Launch New Projects to Combat Human Trafficking in Cambodia and Laos

San Francisco, June 25, 2012

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The Asia Foundation today announced a $100,000 grant from trustee emeritus and noted philanthropist, Mr. Chong-Moon Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AmBex Venture Group, to support two one-year pilot projects to combat human trafficking in Cambodia and Laos. The donation comes at a critical time for Cambodia and Laos, whose populations… Read more


The Asia Foundation and OOCL Partner to Distribute 400,000 Books Across Asia

San Francisco and Hong Kong, February 6, 2012

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Twenty-five OOCL containers to transport much-needed books to Asian schools, universities, and libraries The Asia Foundation today announced a new partnership with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a leading integrated international container transportation and logistics company, to support the Foundation’s Books for Asia program. Recognized b… Read more


Integrating China’s Migrant Women in Sanxiang

June 8, 2011

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Like many manufacturing hubs in the Pearl River Delta region, Sanxiang Town in Guangdong Province has a large migrant population. Though they make up more than half of the total population, they are not considered official residents…

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Local Mediation: A Transformative Approach to Conflict in Nepal

June 25, 2010

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Often, when the prospect of peace is moving forward at the national level, citizens continue to experience the impacts of conflict, particularly at the local level. This is very much the case in Nepal today – emerging from nearly a decade-long open civil war – as the Constituent Assembly struggles toward a peace process at the national level. These… Read more