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Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says that there's something different about the quality of female politicians in Asia today.

Interview: Tuong Vu, Author of 'Paths to Development in Asia'

<i>Paths to Development in Asia</i> by Tuong Vu, selected as runner-up in the 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
Policy

Since the economies of East Asia first experienced broad economic growth in the post-World War II era, academics have debated which factors best explain such success. In his book Paths to Development in Asia, University of Oregon Political Science professor Tuong Vu argues that state formation, more than colonial legacy or geography, played a decisive role in explaining such success. Vu's study was selected as a runner-up for Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Taiwan For Sale?

Flags of the United States and Taiwan fly outside Chinatown gate in Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Photo Phiend)
Policy

In today's New York Times, former Harvard academic Paul V. Kane writes that the United States should terminate its defense arrangement with Taiwan in exchange for China forgiving the $1.14 trillion of U.S. debt that it holds. Kane argues that this move would be:

Photo of the Day: Taipei Organizes A Mass Wedding Ceremony

Couples kiss in a Taipei mass wedding
Lifestyle

Newly wed couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony organized by Taipei city government on September 9, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Culinary Masterpiece

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A chef displays two dragon-shaped dishes, made of 80 lobsters, during the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition at the World Trade Center in Taipei on August 27, 2010.

Taiwan's Big Brawl

A book is thrown at a group of legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party as they try to block their counterparts from occupying a podium at parliament in Taipei on July 8, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy A brawl broke out in Taipei's legislature on Thursday almost as soon as the session began. Scuffles erupted after lawmakers used books, garbage bins, and tea cups to attack one another.

Museum Diplomacy for Taiwan and Mainland China

Tourists walk in front of the National Palace Museum in Taipei on January 6, 2009. The museum and its counterpart in Beijing plan to hold a joint exhibition of artifacts and arrange exchange of visits by their officials, in yet another sign of fast improving ties between Taiwan and rival China (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images).
Arts

The Palace Museum of Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are cooperating on a project to retrace the route of China's imperial treasures.

Taiwan-China Trade Agreement: What it Means

Chen Yunlin (R), the head of a semi-official Chinese agency, shakes hands with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Ping-kun, chairman for the Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation, after they signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) in Chongqing on June 29, 2010. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Business Taiwan signed a game-changing trade agreement with China today that ends its economic isolation and increases the chances for lasting peace in the Taiwan Strait.