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Happy Hangul Day!

Spectators gather at a statue of King Sejong in Seoul after a ceremony marking the 563rd anniversary of the creation of the Korean alphabet on October 9, 2009.(PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

October 9 commemorates the invention of the Korean alphabet in 1446.

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing.

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Korea's Kimchi Crisis

South Korean traders deliver cabbages, the basic ingredient to make kimchi, to clients at a market in Seoul on October 5, 2010. Bad weather this year has caused a serious cabbage shortage and a price spike, prompting South Korea to temporarily eliminate import duties on some vegetables. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

South Koreans, pioneers in the art of kimchi-making, are in a pickle these days.

Photo of the Day: Young and Patriotic

A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.
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A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.

Vishakha Desai on Middle Class Growth in China & India

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai

This morning's episode of The Takeaway featured Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai, who commented on the booming middle class populations in China and India. What are the implications for the two countries' growth, and will it strengthen calls for democracy in China?

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Author Yiyun Li Named 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Author Yiyun Li at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2009.
Arts Chinese fiction writer Yiyun Li on having been named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010.

Photo of the Day: An 'Aww-shucks' Moment from China

Four-year-old male chimpanzee Yangyang (R) holds the hand of six-year-old female chimpanzee Wan Xing as they get married at a zoo in Hefei, in east China's Anhui province.
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Four-year-old male chimpanzee Yangyang (R) holds the hand of six-year-old female chimpanzee Wan Xing as they get married at a zoo in Hefei, in east China's Anhui province

To Achieve Friendship, US-China Must Collaborate

Asia Society's Jamie Metzl (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) at Waldorf-Astoria on September 22, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

A VIP reception co-hosted by Asia Society at the Waldorf-Astoria was held in honor of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Photo of the Day: Displaced by Floods, Two Boys Take in the View

Two boys look out over a large relief camp on September 23, 2010.
Lifestyle

China is to give another 200 million USD in emergency flood aid to Pakistan, Premier Wen Jiabao announced during a visit to New York for a UN anti-poverty summit.