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Slideshow: Inside Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Ai Weiwei's 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,' now on view at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan until July 15, 2011. (Shreeya Sinha/Asia Society)
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu explains the history and cultural significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads in New York City. 

Moeed Yusuf: US 'Can Still Turn Pakistan Around'

South Asia adviser in the U.S. Institute of Peace's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention <strong>Moeed Yusuf</strong> testifies during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Pakistan 2020 Study Group member testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on May 5, 2011.

Bin Laden's Death Will Prove 'Demoralizing' to Al Qaeda

This May 2, 2011 photo shows the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed in an overnight raid by US forces on a heavily fortified compound north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced in a late-night White House address. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over."  

After Osama, a Balancing Act for President Obama

Newspapers announcing the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden are seen at a newsstand outside the World Trade Center site May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy."

Bin Laden's Death Shows Pakistan 'Engaged in Proxy War Against U.S.'

A man takes pictures of the front page of a newspaper featuring a picture of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl offers his initial thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan.

New Prime Minister for Tibetan Exiles has 'Deep Integrity, Sharp Mind'

Newly elected Prime Minister for Tibetans-in-exile Lobsang Sangay speaks at the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2009.
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl writes about close personal friend Lobsang Sangay.

In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com.

Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form

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Arts

China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet.

Orville Schell: 'Tarnished' U.S. Needs to Learn How to Work With a More 'Combative' China

An onlooker holds the US and China flags as US President Barack Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 19, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The prominent journalist, author and Arthus Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations on China's rigid response to recent protests.

Ai Weiwei's Detention a 'Shift Back to the Post-Tiananmen Square Atmosphere'

Melissa Chiu
Arts

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu recently took part in a discussion featured on the New York Times' Room for Debate page entitled "Ai Weiwei and the Artist's Role in China."