Two color-coordinated houses stand side by side in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 4, 2013 . (David H. Chu/Flickr)
As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
"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.
An early morning promenade under a canopy of ginko trees in Tainan City, Taiwan on May 31, 2012. (Yu-Jen Shih/Flickr)
A photographer captured his cat in a quiet moment in Taipei, Taiwan on June 3, 2012. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
Two workers take a break to play cards at the meat market in Chungli City, Taiwan on May 26, 2012. (macabrephotographer/Flickr)
Although Jon Huntsman has endorsed Mitt Romney — in both English and Mandarin at this point in the election — they don't necessarily agree when it comes to China policy.
A red paper lantern hangs from the side of a building in central Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Staggered, colorful houses under an overcast sky in central Taiwan on May 21, 2012. (acdovier/Flickr)
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