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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.

On Weibo: Cultural Revolution Suicides

Lifestyle

Chinese netizens are seizing the opportunity to discuss for one of the first times the long-proscribed topic of the Cultural Revolution within the (seemingly) unmediated and open forum of the microblogging site Sina Weibo.

In China, What Does it Mean to be a Patriot?

The Chinese flag. (Flickr/Peter Fuchs)
Lifestyle

An essay published earlier this month on a Chinese blog, and then republished by The New York Times, sparked a fierce debate over the definition of "patriotism with Chinese characteristics."

Top Tweets: Ridiculing the Latest Ban in Pakistan

A Pakistani resident uses a computer to browse a newspaper website in Quetta on May 20, 2012, after the country's government blocked social networking website Twitter. (Banaras Khan/AFP/GettyImages)
Lifestyle

In 140 characters or less, Pakistanis react with scorn and satire when their government briefly blocks access to Twitter.

The Best Way to View Asia Society Content on Your Mobile Device

Google Currents allows you to view Asia Society blog posts and videos on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Lifestyle

Asia Blog now has its very own mobile edition, designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Google Currents offers mobile users an easy and convenient way to view Asia Society blog posts and videos.

(Asian American) Kids Say the Darndest Things

A still from the trailer for HBO's 'East of Main Street: Small Talk.'
Lifestyle

Come to Asia Society New York on Wednesday, May 2, for a screening of the new HBO special 'East of Main Street: Small Talk,' which explores what it's like to be Asian American from the perspective of children.

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

Interview: Why Asia Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting its Cultural Heritage Sites

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia, is one of the sites being targeted by the Global Heritage Fund. (Ioreth_ni_Balor/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The Global Heritage Fund's Jeff Morgan explains how heritage conservation can benefit the economies of developing countries in Asia.