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Kulma: Kim Jong Il's Death Adds to Regional Uncertainty

A South Korean activist paints on a caricature of Kim Jong Un, the youngest son and heir-apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, during a rally denouncing the communist country's third-generation dynastic succession in Seoul on October 14, 2010. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

The news out of North Korea that leader Kim Jong Il has died, while surprising, is not completely unexpected. Faced with serious health concerns over the last few years, the North Korean leader began to put in place a plan for his son to take over the reins of power.

Interview: NPR's Louisa Lim on Her Encounter With China's 'Wolf Dad'

Xiao Baiyou, China's

A 47-year-old father of four known as "Wolf Dad" is causing a stir in China for parenting practices that that make "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua [photo] look like Mary Poppins.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Opera Performer Backstage, Singapore


A Chinese street opera performer takes a break in between scenes in Singapore on 12 December, 2011. (Kenneth Tan /Flickr)

Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

America's Time magazine has just named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. But who would be the most prominent Asian of 2011?

Photo of the Day: Holy Lake in Tibet


Yamzhog Yumco lake is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, located 150km south of Lhasa where the Himalayan and Kangdese Ranges meet. Photo taken on August 12, 2010. (National Capital Commission /Flickr)

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Locally developed character Baji in

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street.

Photo of the Day: The Venice of Hong Kong


Garbage collectors in Tai O, dubbed the "Venice of Hong Kong" on Lantau Island, Hong Kong on December 9. 2011. (James Handlon /Flickr)

Pollution Has Residents Breathless in Beijing

A truck containing used plastic bottles travels along a highway covered in haze in Beijing on December 5, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Air pollution in Beijing is nothing new. But this week international media has been reporting that the thick smog hanging over China's capital actually appears to be getting worse.

Photo of the Day: Ni Howdy! Chinese Cowboys


A Chinese cowboy with his herd of horses taken in 1988 somewhere between between Urumqi, Kashgar and the Pakistan border. (Juha Riissanen /Flickr)

2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Winner Peers 'Behind the Curtain' in China

Tuong Vu, Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Richard McGregor at Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award luncheon in New York City on Dec. 1, 2011. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

In New York last Thursday, Financial Times journalist Richard McGregor received Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award for The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, an honor for which he was presented a $20,000 prize at an Asia Society luncheon.