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Preview: Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Arieb Azhar Gives New Life to Old Texts

Arieb Azhar. (Shahzad Ali Mirza)
Arts

A look at some of the cultural context behind Pakistani singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar's music, ahead of his July 3 performance in New York City's River to River Festival.

Following the Money: Inside Family Assets of Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shares a toast during a state dinner at the Iowa State Capitol on February 15, 2012 in Des Moines, IA. (Andrea Melendez/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bloomberg News has posted a detailed look at the financials of Xi Jinping, soon to be China's new President, and his extended family.

Experts: On 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, Deng's 'Experiment' Endures

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) waves to the press as Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang claps after arriving at Hong Kong's International airport on June 29, 2012. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

China experts Orville Schell, Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Winston Lord say the relationship between China and Hong Kong has been relatively smooth, but not without potential strains going forward.

Photo of the Day: Master Noodle Chef at Work

A noodle chef diligently working at his craft in Singapore on March 29, 2012. (Jon Siegel/Flickr)
Multimedia

A noodle chef working diligently at his craft.

Gallery: Power of Photography Brings American Teens, Rural Indians Together

In Karnataka, a CLIC team member reviews the basics of
Multimedia

A unique Indian-American cross-cultural collaboration lets student shutterbugs in rural India document their way of life.

Beijing-Copenhagen Partnership Is Good News for the People's Republic of Cycling

Beijing street scene on April 6, 2012. (iamuday/Flickr)
Sustainability

How a grassroots urban movement and a sister-city agreement with Denmark may make bicycling hip again in China's big cities.

Photo of the Day: The Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka

Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)
Multimedia

Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)

Interview: Author Blaine Harden on North Korea's Gulags

Blaine Harden and his new book 'Escape From Camp 14.' (Blaine Harden photo by Blake Chambliss)
Policy

Author Blaine Harden discusses his new book, Escape from Camp 14, and the future of North Korea's notorious labor camps.

Meet the Women Who Scammed 27 Chinese Athletes and Celebrities Out of Millions

Chinese gymnast Zou Kai, recent victim of a real estate scam, celebrates after a performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo on October 16, 2011. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Two con women defrauded 27 Chinese athletes and celebrities in a massive real estate scam.

Expert: PM Noda's Tax Hike Gamble Leading to Ill-Timed Political Turmoil in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo on April 17, 2012. (World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says Prime Minister Noda's push for a sales tax hike threatens to pitch the country into a period of political instability that couldn't come at a worse time.