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Top Tweets: Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl Ad Reaches 'New Low'

Screenshot from Pete Hoekstra's controversial ad.
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Racially-charged campaign ad from Republican Senate candidate stirs controversy among pundits.

China, Singapore Earn High Marks in Trust-in-Government Survey

How much do Chinese citizens trust their government? (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
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But, advises Laura Chang of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, "one would do well to approach the results with a cautious eye."

Panel: 40 Years On, Vivid Memories of Nixon's 1972 Visit to China [Video]

Archival footage of U.S. President Richard Nixon in China in 1972, from Mike Chinoy's documentary 'Assignment: China—The Week That Changed The World.'
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Following a standing-room-only viewing of a new documentary, journalists and diplomats provide eyewitness accounts of this historic breakthrough in U.S.-China relations.

Interview: Perry Link, on the New Book From Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo [UPDATED]

A portion of the cover of Liu Xiaobo's new book 'No Enemies, No Hatred.'
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Asia Blog speaks with one of the editors of No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of writings by Liu, the Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped author the Charter 08 pro-democracy manifesto.

How Much Credit for China's Rise Goes to Richard Nixon?

Chinese President Mao Zedong shake hands with Richard Nixon after their meeting in Beijing, China on February 22, 1972 during Nixon's official visit to China. (AFP/Getty Images)
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In advance of a screening of a new documentary about coverage of Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China, we asked Mike Chinoy, Orville Schell and Max Frankel what that trip meant to the country's future.

Top Tweets: Twitter Users React to Censorship Announcement

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Twitter announced on Thursday that it will reserve the right to "reactively withhold" tweets on a country-to-country basis. "As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," declared the official Twitter blog.

Explainer: The Political Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (C) surrounded by security personnel and lawyers acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the Supreme Court after adjourning the contempt hearing in Islamabad on Jan. 19, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Last week, Pakistan's Supreme Court initiated proceedings to hold Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court in connection with the government’s refusal to pursue a Swiss money-laundering investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Schell: Obama's China 'Drive-By'

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
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In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.

Obama's State of the Union: Much More Than Trying to 'Contain China'

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)
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The reality is much broader and deeper, writes Suzanne DiMaggio, who says Obama's Asia "pivot" signals his recognition of an unprecedented shift of economic, political and strategic power to Asia.

Stephen W. Bosworth: It's Not Just North Korea That Makes U.S. Engagement Difficult

Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen W. Bosworth at Asia Society New York on January 23, 2012.
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The former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy explains how domestic politics is one of many factors complicating diplomatic outreach to North Korea.