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13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."

Karachi's 'Lost Jews,' Onstage, Raise Troubling Parallels With Today's Pakistan

Jewish community of Karachi, Pakistan, outside the Karachi synagogue, early in the 20th century. (imgur.com)
Lifestyle

As a student play evokes Pakistan's long-departed Jewish community, it's time to ask whether persecution will force other religious minorities to go the way of the country's Jews.

2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit
Lifestyle

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Photo of the Day: An Early Morning Promenade in Taiwan

An early morning promenade under a canopy of ginko trees in Tainan City, Taiwan on May 31, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)
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An early morning promenade under a canopy of ginko trees in Tainan City, Taiwan on May 31, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)

The Growth of China's Film Audience Means Xenophobia Doesn't Pay

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Lifestyle

In their own ways, Red Dawn and Skyfall made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market.

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)
Lifestyle

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe that a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was.

How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York City's Chinatown

A darkened street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy. (Several seconds/Flickr)
Lifestyle

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.

'An Army of Zhang Ziyis' and Other Colorful Quotes from Media Maven Hung Huang

Journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur Hung Huang.
Lifestyle

The Chinese journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur, who will speak at Asia Society New York on October 30, isn't one to shy away from provocative statements.

Interview: In New Film, Korean Adoptees Search for Roots, Redefine Family Tree

Nicolas and Antoine Hazard, Korean brothers adopted together, with their adoptive mother in France in 1983.
Lifestyle

Delving into her own past, documentary filmmaker Deann Liem highlights the impact of the Korean adoption model worldwide.

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store in a posh district of Mumbai. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene.