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For Accordion Awareness Month, You Should Watch These Videos From Asia

Lifestyle

We pick three of our favorite accordion videos from Asia.

Japan Has More Pets Than Kids, but Does That Tell Us Anything?

Pampered pooch all dressed up in Harajuku.
Lifestyle

Japan's pet population surpasses the number of its children, but does that mean the Japanese are opting for pets over parenthood?

The Best Chinese Restaurants in America: Are They All in California?

Koi Palace in Daly City, California. (ZakVTA/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

We asked Los Angeles-based foodie David Chan — who has eaten at more than 6,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. — to rank his top 10.

Happiness with Chinese Characteristics

Yue Minjun’s sculpture 'The Last 5000 Years' on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Jeff Howard/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The first ever United Nations World Happiness Report ranked China the 112th happiest country out of 156. This sparked a heated debate about true happiness on China's microblogs.

Golfer From China Wins LPGA Championship, World Reacts

Lifestyle

With her win on Sunday, Feng Shanshan became the first Chinese golfer — male or female — to win a major tournament. What does it mean for the sport?

Dirty Air and Succession Jitters Are Clouding Beijing's Judgment

A man walks through heavy pollution on a street in Beijing. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As the Chinese government accused the U.S. Embassy of illegally interfering in China’s domestic affairs by publishing online hourly air-quality, the increasingly skeptical Chinese public ridiculed its government for its outrage, write Susan Shirk and Steven Oliver.

Interview: Ian Johnson on China's Caves, Politics and Air Quality

Ian Johnson in Beijing in 1984, before the city's air pollution got to him. (Hong Kong Economic Journal)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom caught up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing-based journalist in advance of his June 21 appearance at Asia Society New York.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)
Lifestyle

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.

Hot Air? Beijing Slams Foreign Embassies' Monitoring of Air Pollution

Beijing's skies on June 19 and June 22, 2009. (Beijing Air)
Lifestyle

The information the U.S. shares on air quality in China has a lot of value, even if it isn’t the most precise or comprehensive, writes Michael Zhao.

Food Paradise or Hell: A New Chinese Documentary Sparks Debate

Food & RecipesLifestyle

The combination of food porn and nostalgia was potent enough to make the CCTV series an instant (if controversial) sensation.