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Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Celebration in Philippines

Decked out in glittering costumes for the Feast of the Santo Niño in Cebu, Philippines on January 15, 2012.  (Jun Pinili/Flickr)

Decked out in glittering costumes for the Feast of the Santo Niño in Cebu, Philippines on January 15, 2012. (Jun Pinili/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Escape to Tranquil Waters in the Philippines


Resort water cottages give passageway to the coves of Bucas Grande Islands, Philippines, photographed on April 22, 2012. (kciryem080/Flickr)

Expert: Why a Group of BRICS Has Pledged Cash to a Wealthier West

(L to R) Brazilian President Dilma Roussef, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South African President Jacob Zuma join their hands during a BRICS's Presidents meeting in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico on June 18, 2012 before the opening of the G20 leaders Summit. (Roberto Stuckert Filho/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri says India and China used the "BRICS" label as political cover to send aid to the ailing, though by some measures better-off, Eurozone.

US, Thailand Need 'Shared Vision' to Revitalize Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. (YouTube)
Policy Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.

Interview: 'Political Stability at Home' Key to South China Sea Peace

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to fishing boats at a pier in Masinloc town, Zambales province, 140 miles from Scarborough Shoal on May 18, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino told protesters to abort plans to sail May 18, to the disputed South China Sea shoal also claimed by China. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/GettyImages)

Huang Jing, Director of the Center on Asia and Globalization at the Singapore-based Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discusses the current tensions in the South China Sea.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: U.S. 'Emboldens' Philippines In South China Sea Dispute With China

The guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney operate in the South China Sea in 2010. (U.S. Navy/David Mercil)

In an interview with a Global Post reporter Asia Society Senior Program Officer Andrew Billo says the U.S.'s military involvement in the South China Sea has increased tension in the region.

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

Photo of the Day: 'Remixed' Transportation in the Philippines


A Tricycle and jeepney in Nagcarlan, Philippines on March 24, 2012. (jojo nicdao /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Valentine's Day Kiss-Off in Thailand


Thai couples kiss during a competition for the 'World's Longest Continuous Kiss.' (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP/Getty Images)