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France's Baccalauréat Sparks Debate on Chinese Education

L: French students at the Lavoisier high school in Paris on June 18, 2012. (Fred Dufour/AFP/GettyImages) / R: Chinese students after finishing the first day of the gaokao in Beijing on June 7, 2012. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

Xu Jilin, a history professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai, posted questions from the French baccalauréat in an effort to cast an unflattering spotlight on China's own university entrance exam, the gaokao.

Web Reactions: In China, Local Citizens Baffled by Outsourced Officers

Lifestyle

Residents of Hefei, in eastern China, were recently surprised to see foreign chengguan (城管), or "urban management officers," on the streets of their city.

Gallery: Food and a Floating Market in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Dawn patrol: vendors heading to market get an early start on the Mekong River in Vietnam. (Hélène Franchineau)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reporter Hélène Franchineau has a passion for telling stories through videos and photos. During a brief trip to Vietnam last spring, Franchineau made her way to the Mekong Delta.

Expert: Clinton Tries to Dampen Fears of China 'Rivalry' in Southeast Asia Tour

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toasts Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh during the ASEAN Gala Dinner at City Hall in Phnom Penh on July 12, 2012. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio tells media outlets that Hillary Clinton's focus in Southeast Asia shows the U.S. is interested in touting its non-military interests in the region.

Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (ChinesePosters.net)
Lifestyle

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Going, Going, Gone: Five of Asia's Most Endangered Languages

Japanese tourist with two Ainu in Hokkaido, date unknown. (Sgt. Steiner/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.

Powerless Media=Powerless Citizens, Says China Youth Daily Editorial

A Chinese policeman stops photojournalists from taking pictures in Beijing. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Tapping into widespread public frustration with corruption among government officials, advocates of press freedom in China seem to have found an effective tool with which to ally citizens to the journalistic cause.

Interview: New Website Tracks China's Air Pollution in Pictures

Lifestyle

China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society's China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China's major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets.