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Vishakha Desai Op-Ed Discusses 'Mythical' Rise of Asian Americans in US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai speaks at the Diversity Leadership Forum in New York in June 2012. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's op-ed sheds light on the findings of a Pew study still reverberating in the press.

While in India, Oprah Eats With Her Hands, and the Media Strike Back

Oprah Winfrey in front of the Taj Mahal on January 19, 2012. Winfrey was on her first visit to India to film an episode of her show 'Oprah’s Next Chapter.' (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Oprah Winfrey's recent travelogue on India drew a barrage of commentary for what many Indians saw as a cliched depiction of life in their country.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over the Forbidden City in Beijing

An early morning sun peeks through the clouds above the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 24, 2012. (Greg Annandale/Flickr)
Multimedia

An early morning sun peeks through the clouds above the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 24, 2012. (Greg Annandale/Flickr)

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Chinese Milk Company Teases Londoners with Cryptic Pre-Olympics Ad Campaign

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Lifestyle

Just in time for the Olympics, a Chinese milk company based in Inner Mongolia launched an ad campaign in London that had locals scratching their heads.

Photo of the Day: Dancing on Water in Fiji

A man abandons his boat and steps into the water in Fiji during sunrise on April 5, 2012. (kyle post/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man abandons his boat and steps into the water in Fiji during sunrise on April 5, 2012. (kyle post/Flickr)

Interview: How China Changed the Olympics Forever

Chinese Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang poses for a portrait shoot at the National Sports Training Centre on July 1, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Anthropologist Susan Brownell looks back on the impact of China's role as 2008 host country on the Olympics as a sporting event and as a spectacle.

Dan Rather on the Biggest Story He's Covered in Asia [Video]

Dan Rather Reporting from Beijing, 1989 (Dan Rather/CBS News)
Multimedia

In part three of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses what he considers to be the most important story he's reported on from Asia. The answer may surprise you.

Photo of the Day: Staggered Fields of Green in Bhutan

Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)
Multimedia

Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)

China's Propaganda Chief Leaves a Legacy of Control

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) meets with Chinese Politburo representative Ding Guan'gen at 10 Downing Street on September 6, 1999. Ding passed away on July 22. (Ian Waldie/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ding Guan’gen, a former Politburo member who featured prominently in the remaking of China’s propaganda system in the post-Mao era, passed away on July 22.