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March 14, 2017
Lost at Sea: Four Famous Shipwrecks Waiting To Be Discovered

When wreckage of the RMS Titanic was discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in 1985, 73 years after the ship sank, it drew public interest in what other historical mysteries may still lie beneath the ocean. As Asia Society Museum unveils its new exhibition, Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in AsiaAsia Blog looks at four other historically significant shipwrecks that have yet to be found.
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NYT Correspondent: Substantive Political Change in China Unlikely Anytime Soon

Former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Edward Wong says that there are looming questions over whether China’s economic model will substantively change. Speaking at Asia Society in New York, he said, “I think if you ask any serious journalist in China or anyone studying China, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who's really looking at whether there's serious political change about to take place within the ranks of the [Communist] Party.”
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Singapore's Groundbreaking Carbon Pricing Scheme

Last month, Singapore became the first Southeast Asian country to introduce plans for a mandatory carbon tax, which will take effect in 2019. In Asia Blog, Asia Society Policy Institute Director of Asian Sustainability Jackson Ewing explains why this action is “both a sign of the times and an important early step.”
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