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Interview: 'Political Stability at Home' Key to South China Sea Peace

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to fishing boats at a pier in Masinloc town, Zambales province, 140 miles from Scarborough Shoal on May 18, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino told protesters to abort plans to sail May 18, to the disputed South China Sea shoal also claimed by China. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Huang Jing, Director of the Center on Asia and Globalization at the Singapore-based Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discusses the current tensions in the South China Sea.

In China, What Does it Mean to be a Patriot?

The Chinese flag. (Flickr/Peter Fuchs)
Lifestyle

An essay published earlier this month on a Chinese blog, and then republished by The New York Times, sparked a fierce debate over the definition of "patriotism with Chinese characteristics."

Chen Guangcheng, Hoping to Return Home, 'Waiting' on China to Enforce Laws

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng listens to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 31, 2012 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said during a public appearance today in New York that he hopes China can follow its own laws and that he can return to his native country after studying in the U.S.

Book Excerpt: 'Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television,' by Ying Zhu

A camera operator from CCTV News on the roof of the Swedish pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. (Flickr/Tobias Andersson Åkerblom)
Policy

China media-watcher Ying Zhu's new book gets behind the scenes of China Central Television with former and current reporters who both thrive and struggle at the state-run network.

Interview: M.A. Farooqi Wrestles with Big Themes, Emerges Triumphant in New Novel

Cover art for 'Between Clay and Dust' (2012) by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. (Aleph Book Company)
Arts

Multitalented Musharraf Ali Farooqi brings an indelible new story to life in his latest novel — and meanwhile resurrects some of South Asia's grandest old stories in his translations.

How Washington Gridlock Undercuts America's Pacific Century

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Katie Harbath)
Policy

The U.S. vision over the next 25 years should be for an Asia that is universally open to American people and trade — and an America that is also open to Asia, writes Matt Stumpf.

Multimedia: Pakistani Artists Explore Myth, Reality and Identity

Mohammad Ahsan Masood Anwari, 'Hot Forehead,' 2011.
Arts

Three young artists from Pakistan speak candidly about the challenges they face in trying to make, and exhibit, their work.

Photo of the Day: A Stoic Among Flowers in India

Multimedia

An elderly lady sits at her flower shop in City Market, Bangalore, India on May 20, 2012. (Nicolas Mirguet/Flickr)

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in Myanmar

Multimedia

Fishermen on Inle Lake in Myanmar on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)