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Interview: Kishore Mahbubani Says Stable US-China Relations Will Be 2013's Big Story

Kishore Mahbubani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 27, 2012. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that stable relations between the United States and China will in fact be the big story in 2013. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Philippines' UN Suit Against China More About Honor Than Action

Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor.

Photo of the Day: Surrounded by a Sea of Foam in Australia

A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Video: Appalachian Coal-Mining Tune Comes to Life in Rural China

Abigail Washburn performing a set of coal mining songs for a small group of guests and participants inside the Ming Dynasty-era ancestral hall in Anhui, China in November 2012. (ChinaFile)
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Watch and listen: Nashville musician Abigail Washburn performs the folk classic "Black Waters" in the context of the Center on U.S.-China Relations' Coal+Ice exhibition.

Photo of the Day: Celestial Swirls Over the Great Wall

Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)
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Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)

Photos: Activist Swims with Sharks (and Models) to Expose Overfishing, Habitat Loss

Underwater model Hannah Fraser poses in long flowing fabrics with a magnificent whale shark in Oslob, Philippines in November 2012. (Shawn Heinrichs/Blue Sphere Media)
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Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs seeks to combine powerful stories with captivating images to reach millions and mobilize them to action.

Photo of the Day: Parked Under the Shade in India

A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)
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A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)

Photos: Lahore Christians Put Local Spin on Holiday Rituals

An elderly woman singing along with a Christmas carol at Dhala United Methodist Church, Lahore, Pakistan in December 2011. (Nushmia Khan)
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Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a sometimes embattled religious minority.

Photo of the Day: A Lonely Gate in Japan

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

Interview: How Social Media Helped Imran Khan Dominate Our Year-End Poll

This image uploaded to an Imran Khan Facebook page helped the Pakistani politician run away with Asia Society's 'Asia's Person of the Year' reader poll.
Policy

"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.