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Podcast: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.

In some of the oldest fishing grounds in the world, ordinary Pakistanis fight to maintain a way of life. 

Podcast: Dr. Geet Chainani, American Doc, Speaking Sindhi, in the Flood Zone

Dr. Geet Chainani at a medical camp in a village near Dadu, Sindh. (Beena Sarwar)

Dr. Geet Chainani is an American born in India, raised in New York City, trained as a medical doctor in the Caribbean, treating families in the tent cities of the flood waters of the Indus River, upstream from Karachi.

The Chinese Cyber-Threat

People visiting Huawei Technologies booth display of its product during CommunicAsia 2010 conference and exhibtion show in Singapore. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese citizens and businesses have been making waves in the digital world, but some see it as a forewarning to a Chinese government cyber-invasion.

Pakistan-India Relations Moving from 'Bombs' to 'Bombshells'?

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna (L) prior to a meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

While the mysteries surrounding interactions between the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency continue to be partly entertaining and partly amazing, the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating — complicating U.S. withdrawal plans.

Hillary Clinton to Asia: Debt Ceiling Debate 'Intense,' But Don't Worry

US Sec. of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech at the American Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong on July 25, 2011. Clinton told Asian business leaders she was confident US lawmakers would reach a deal to avert a debt default. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

In Hong Kong yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly addressed several major economic issues, chief among them the ongoing fracas in Washington over raising the U.S. debt ceiling before an August 2 deadline.

In a speech co-organized by several local branches of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Asia Society Hong Kong, Clinton conceded that "the political wrangling in Washington is intense right now."

Video Highlights: Lobsang Sangay on What's Next for Tibet

Lobsang Sangay and Jamie Metzl on stage at the Asia Society in New York on July 19, 2011.

Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected Kalon Tripa (or Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government in Exile, appeared at the Asia Society in New York on Tuesday in conversation with an old friend from Harvard Law School — Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl. One writer covering the event called Sangay — who was born in India and has never set foot in Tibet — "charming, extremely intelligent ...

Clinton's Asian Swing Comes at Time of 'Increasing Uncertainty'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) receives flowers after disembarking from her plane upon her arrival in Chennai, India on July 20, 2011. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who continues her swing through Asia this week, wrapped up two days of high-level meetings in India on Wednesday. On Tuesday in New Delhi, Clinton talked trade and investment and met with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.

Desai: After Mumbai Bombings, Time to 'Stand Up to Fight for Peace'

An Indian office worker walks past wall graffiti made after the 2008 terror attacks near the recent blast site at Opera House in Mumbai on July 14, 2011. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

It's been just over 24 hours since three coordinated bomb blasts killed at least 21 and injured scores more in Mumbai, India's financial center.

China Must 'Shoulder More Responsibility' in Dealing With HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS poster in China. (Tricia Wang 王圣捷/Flickr)

China must be more responsive and responsible with outside aid for AIDS, according to an Asian Correspondent article by Asia Society Associate Fellow Jia Ping.

Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Jiang Zemin

An elderly man looks at portraits of former Chinese communist leaders (L to R) Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and current president Hu Jintao in Ditan Park in Beijing on June 28, 2011. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

As my friends know, it doesn’t take much to make me think of Mark Twain. And even people I’ve never met who have followed my writings on China know about my obsession with Twain, since I’ve managed to bring him into discussions of a wide range of China-related topics, from Shanghai history (he never went there but has a San Francisco-bound fictional character set sail from that treaty port) to the Boxers (with whose cause he expressed sympathy in 1900). So, it’s no surprise that, when rumors about Jiang Zemin’s death flew and then were squashed earlier this week, I found myself thinking of Twain.