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Power of Language

Lifestyle

The New York Times carried two interesting articles on language in Asia over the past few days.

US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2L), South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (2R) and South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young (R) stand together as they lay a wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on July 21, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The Obama administration has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea and is conducting military exercises with South Korea in response to North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago.

US State Governments Look to China for Funds

An official adjusts Chinese and US flags during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, held July 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy China's investments in the US shot up a whopping 360 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2009, reports Asia Society Fellow Sheridan Prasso for Fortune.

ASEAN Tackles Korea, Myanmar, and US-China Ties

Foreign Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pose for a group picture with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the opening of their 43rd annual meeting in Hanoi on July 20, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy This week, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will come together to tackle issues of regional leadership.

Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya

(David Breashears)
Arts David Breashears' photo exhibit, Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya, displays how our world's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.

Puppets in China and Pakistan Tackle Big Issues

Pakistani puppet participates in literacy event. (Farooq Naeem/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Master puppeteer Farooq Quaisar, also known as the "Jim Henson of Pakistan," is behind a weekly political satire television show with a mission to bring awareness to the people. Most recently, his puppets did a sketch about Pakistani parliamentarians with fake university degrees- a topic that traditional media has been banned from reporting.

Photo of the Day: Flood Washes Through China

Release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam.
Lifestyle Water rages during the year's biggest release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, China's Hubei province on July 11, 2010.

Fallout from China Trade Deal

Business

"The debate in Taiwan continues to rage over the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed recently by China and Taiwan,” says Michael Kulma, Asia Society’s Director of Policy Initiatives, who has just returned from a trip to Taiwan.

Singapore's PM is upbeat about growth

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses Houston's business and civic leaders at the Hyatt Regency on July 12, 2010. (Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)
Policy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore gives an upbeat assessment of Asia's prospects for growth.

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.