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China to Hollywood: Don't Worry, Come on Over

Senator Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, received the Asia Pacific Visionary Award at the U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles on November 5, 2013. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Business

Press reports from Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit provide notes of cautious optimism about the Hollywood-China relationship.

Will China's Leaders Announce Major Economic Reforms This Weekend?

Soldiers dressed as ushers hold umbrellas in the rain at the entrance of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12, 2013. China's ruling Communist Party will gather in Beijing from November 9-12 to discuss a possible furthering of economic reforms. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political economist Barry Naughton explains just what China's upcoming "Third Plenum" is, and why its outcome could have worldwide significance.

Photo of the Day: Shrouded in A Purple Light in the Philippines

A vibrant purple sky cloaks Campo Santo de San Joaquin, an old cemetery, in Iloilo, Philippines on November 02, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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A vibrant purple sky cloaks Campo Santo de San Joaquin, an old cemetery, in Iloilo, Philippines on November 2, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi's Biggest Puzzle and 'Acute Dumpling Withdrawal'

L to R: Members of the Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Nov. 15, 2012, the day China's ruling Communist Party revealed the new Politburo Standing Committee. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China's leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.

Young Afghan Leader Says Fair Elections Will Prevent New 'Dark Ages' in His Country

Asia Society 21 Afghanistan Young Leader Jamil Danish in Kabul in October 2013.
Policy

As the international press fixates on worst-case scenarios for Afghanistan's future, a new generation of Afghans set their sights on free and fair elections leading to a legitimate government in 2014.

Photo of the Day: Anchored in Kashmir

A red boat, also called a
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A red boat, also called a "shikara" is anchored in calm waters at Dal Lake, Kashmir on November 1, 2013. (BOMBMAN/ Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' by Jung Chang

Empress Cixi (1835-1908) is the subject of Jung Chang's revisionist new biography
Arts

Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12.

Photo of the Day: Stacked Homes in Hong Kong

Residents are packed in this King's Road apartment complex in Hong Kong on October 25th, 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)
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Residents are packed in this King's Road apartment complex in Hong Kong on October 25th, 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.
Policy

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope.

Photos of the Day: Diwali Around the World

For Diwali, the festival of lights, people honor the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, decorate their homes with flowers and diyas (earthen lamps), and celebrate the homecoming of the God Ram after he vanquished the demon king Ravana. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 3, 2013. Here's a look at how Hindus around the world celebrate the festival of lights.