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Interview: Peter Hessler on His Surprising First Trip to China

Peter Hessler in his apartment in Fuling, China, in the fall of 1996 shortly after he arrived. His apartment looked down to the Wu River and then the Yangtze in the distance. The main city of Fuling is visible to the left, at the juncture of the rivers.
Lifestyle

You probably know Peter Hessler from his acclaimed books on China, but you may not be aware that it was "happenstance" that led him to the country in the first place.

Photo of the Day: Colorful Rooftops in Ulaanbaatar

In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012.
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In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)

Watch: China's Bo Xilai Scandal in Less Than 18 Minutes

Screen capture from the Wall Street Journal's new documentary 'Bo Xilai: Inside the Scandal.' (WSJ.com)
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The Wall Street Journal takes a look back at the rise and fall of Bo Xilai with a short documentary by Josh Chin. 

Watch: Interviews With Some of Hong Kong's 400,000 July 1 Protesters

Protesters wearing masks of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying and a Chinese style prisoner shackle take part in a demonstration calling for universal suffrage in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012. (Aaron Tam/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

An estimates 400,000 Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest on the 15th anniversary of the city's handover to China. Hong Kong-based journalist Helene Franchineau talked to several of them.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Sue Anne Tay Captures Kyrgyzstan's Bustling Bazaars

A Kyrgyz fur hat seller adjusts his headgear as he poses for a portrait. (Sue Anne Tay)
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Kyrgyzstan’s open-air markets, claims photographer Sue Anne Tay, are the truest reflection of its culture, cuisine and social dynamics.

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