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Month: April 2016

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Every year atop a mountain in China's Yunnan province, a small minority of the roughly 450 students at Wantai Middle School[1] pass their high school entrance exam. In most cases, these exceptional students would be among the first of their family to attain a secondary education. This is a dream opportunity. Yet no more than ten students will go, with many deciding not to attend.

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The US-Asia Institute hosted a Pizza Party for current and past USAI Internship Alumni on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm. Many past interns, as well as Institute friends, attended the party and networking event.  

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Six top Chinese law students have been selected to participate in the 9th annual J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program in Washington, D.C. from June 27-July 22. This four-week program will give the students exposure to the people and institutions of the U.S. government and legal system, including all three branches of government in...

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The second annual Thai American National Internship Program will be held from May 29-July 22 in partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. See here for the official announcement and participant names. More details on the TANIP program are available here.

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US-Asia Institute Vice Chairman Ben Wu, Executive Director Mary Sue Bissell and Senior Advisory Mary Purdy met with members of the US Naval Academy China Club in Annapolis on April 7, 2016 to discuss

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Asian Development Bank and the US-Asia Institute present: Asian Development Outlook and the New Normal: Asia’s Economic Slowdown featuring Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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In 2017, China will launch its national emissions trading system (ETS), a market-based model for reducing carbon emissions more commonly referred to as cap-and-trade. Announced during Xi Jinping’s visit to the White House in September, the system plans to cover China’s worst polluters, including power generation, construction materials, chemicals, and metals. The unveiling of this new program coincides with China’s donation of $3.1 billion to

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