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Interview: Yung Chang Steps Into the Ring with Documentary 'China Heavyweight'

Qi Moxiang (L) vs. Akihiro Matsumoto of Japan (R) at the Vacant WBC Asia Super Bantamweight Championship on June 28, 2011. Their bout is featured in 'China Heavyweight.' (EyeSteelFilm)

The director explains why the boxing school in his film is a microcosm of contemporary China, and shares a story of Mike Tyson's identification with Chairman Mao.

Web Reactions: In China, Local Citizens Baffled by Outsourced Officers


Residents of Hefei, in eastern China, were recently surprised to see foreign chengguan (城管), or "urban management officers," on the streets of their city.

Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

Going, Going, Gone: Five of Asia's Most Endangered Languages

Japanese tourist with two Ainu in Hokkaido, date unknown. (Sgt. Steiner/Flickr)

Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.

Interview: New Website Tracks China's Air Pollution in Pictures


China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society's China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China's major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
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Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. 

Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.

Meet the Women Who Scammed 27 Chinese Athletes and Celebrities Out of Millions

Chinese gymnast Zou Kai, recent victim of a real estate scam, celebrates after a performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo on October 16, 2011. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

Two con women defrauded 27 Chinese athletes and celebrities in a massive real estate scam.

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)

A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.

5 Things You Should Know About Asia's Millionaires

The 'Millionaire Fair' in Shanghai. (Ricky Jiang/Flickr)

As their numbers rise, Asia’s millionaires will increasingly influence the marketplace, not only on private jet sales, but also the price of everything from gasoline to wine to the property in your neighborhood, writes Avery Booker.