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The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region. 

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Advancing Pride: The Road Ahead to Empower Asia's LGBTQ Communities

When it comes to advancing LGBTQ rights and promoting diversity in identity, Taiwan is ahead of the curve among Asian governments. In celebration of Pride Month, the Wilson Center’s Asia Program hosted a discussion on the challenges facing the LGBTQ communities across Asia, especially Japan and South Korea, and what lessons can be learned from Taipei’s endeavors. How and whether Washington’s focus on values and promoting LGBTQ rights can strengthen the Biden administration’s relations with Asian allies was also explored.

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