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Video: 'Internet is the Answer' Declares Ai Weiwei in Newly Launched Blog

In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)
Arts

The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.

Eyeing New Press Freedoms Next Door, China's Netizens Develop 'Myanmar Envy'

National League for Democracy supporters cheer as they parade ahead of the parliamentary elections in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

When Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to the United States in September, Chinese netizens were watching closely.

You've Heard About Halloween, But How Does Asia Honor the Dead?

Countless lanterns illuminate the night sky to honor those lost during the Obon festival in Japan. (laurenz/Flickr)
Multimedia

Halloween isn't the only celebration honoring the dead. Countries all over the world have their own ways of honoring those generations long gone.

Photo of the Day: Children at Play in Shanghai

Children horsing around during their day off from school in Shanghai on March 10, 2012. (jijis/Flickr)
Multimedia

Children horsing around during their day off from school in Shanghai on March 10, 2012. (jijis/Flickr)

Ahead of Film Summit, Here's Everything You Need to Know About China's Movie Industry

Ben Kingsley stars as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3,' a Hollywood-China
Business

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports from Los Angeles on the eve of the U.S.-China Film Summit, an annual event now more important than ever.

'An Army of Zhang Ziyis' and Other Colorful Quotes from Media Maven Hung Huang

Journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur Hung Huang.
Lifestyle

The Chinese journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur, who will speak at Asia Society New York on October 30, isn't one to shy away from provocative statements.

To Cast, or Not to Cast: Controversy Surrounds RSC Version of Chinese Classic

The Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of
Arts

Not everyone is happy with casting decisions when England's Royal Shakespeare Company mounts a new production of a famous Chinese play.

Interview: In New Film, Korean Adoptees Search for Roots, Redefine Family Tree

Nicolas and Antoine Hazard, Korean brothers adopted together, with their adoptive mother in France in 1983.
Lifestyle

Delving into her own past, documentary filmmaker Deann Liem highlights the impact of the Korean adoption model worldwide.

Photo of the Day: Enveloped by News in China

Catching up with the morning's headlines in a stall in Guangzhou, China on March 24, 2012. (r s gould/Flickr)
Multimedia

Catching up with the morning's headlines in a stall in Guangzhou, China on March 24, 2012. (r s gould/Flickr)

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store in a posh district of Mumbai. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene.