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Interview: Great Leap Brewery Founder Taps Into China's Thirst for a Good Microbrew

At Great Leap Brewing microbrewery in Beijing, there are at least 12 beers on tap and over 40 different beers available year-round. (Great Leap Brewing)

"There is no magical way to do business in China," says American expat and Great Leap Brewery founder Carl Setzer. "There is only case-by-case experience and know-how."

Photo of the Day: Above the Ground in Malaysia

Three figures watch passersby serenely as they stand above the ground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 2, 2013. (David Berkowitz/Flickr) (David Berkowitz/Flickr)
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Three figures watch passersby serenely as they stand above the ground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 2, 2013. (David Berkowitz/Flickr)

NY Times Lauds 'Engaging Narrative' of Schell and Delury's History of Modern China

Orville Schell (L) and John Delury (R), co-authors of

A New York Times International Editor hails the new book by Asia Society's Orville Schell and John Delury as "a fascinating attempt to reconcile China's current success with its past suffering."

Japan: Liberal Democratic Party's Election Win May Signal a More Hawkish Turn

Japan's Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe smiles as he places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name to indicate an election victory at the party's headquarters in Tokyo on July 21, 2013. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says a win this weekend by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition may mean increased government focus on military build-up.

Photo of the Day: Backseat Driver in India

The streets start to blur on an auto ride in Bangalore, India on June 2, 2013. (R E B E L/Flickr)
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The streets start to blur on an auto ride in Bangalore, India on June 2, 2013.(R E B E L/Flickr)

Video: How China Has Transformed the Global Order

Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Tomoaki INABA/Flickr)
Policy

"The essential point is that when China is the world’s largest economy, there’s a psychological shift," notes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl at a recent Vail Symposium talk.

Photo of the Day: A Portrait in Blue in Pakistan

A family whose home was destroyed in the floods of 2010 recall the tragedy as they pose for a photo in Pakistan on June 24, 2013. (Shiho Fukada/Flickr)
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A family whose home was destroyed in the floods of 2010 recall the tragedy as they pose for a photo in Pakistan on June 24, 2013. (Shiho Fukada/Flickr)

Interview: In New Delhi, a Transplanted Trinidadian Pursues His Kathak Dream

Trinidad native Quincy Kendell Charles moved to New Delhi in 2008 to pursue his love of Kathak, the traditional Indian dance form. (Edison Boodoosingh)
Arts

In India, the land of his great-grandmother, Quincy Kendell Charles furthers his immersion in a traditional dance form.

Carl Minzner: China's Legal System Risks 'Hard Landing'

Before a security crackdown, a demonstrator protests the construction of a 55.9 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion) chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on October 28, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Law professor Carl Minzner argues that if China doesn't reform its legal system, the country "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."

Video: Beijing Water Cube Translates Entire Spectrum of Emotions Into Colored Light

Beijing's Water Cube lights up with the
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Feeling blue? Or red? Or green? The Beijing Water Cube can tell! Using micro-blogging site Weibo, a custom installation analyzes the mood of the day and generates an appropriate color scheme for a light display on the Water Cube.