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Orville Schell: Beijing on Edge as It Gropes Way Toward New Leadership

Beijing's Tiananmen Square, photographed in October 2012. (duggadugdug/Flickr)
Policy

With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.

Photo of the Day: Diehard Fanfare in Sri Lanka

A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
Multimedia

A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)

Video Roundup: China in This Year's U.S. Presidential Campaign Ads

A screenshot from a recent Obama ad depicting a hypothetical Romney presidency.
Policy

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney have both tried to outdo each other in tough talk on China during this election.

Photo of the Day: Synchronized Gymnastics in North Korea

Arirang or Mass Games, regimented performances that stress group dynamics, were held in Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
Multimedia

Arirang or Mass Games, regimented performances that stress group dynamics, were held in Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)

How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York City's Chinatown

A darkened street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy. (Several seconds/Flickr)
Lifestyle

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Chinese Movie Mogul Promises New Party Leaders Will Open Market to Hollywood

(L to R) Han Sanping, Chairman, China Film Group; Peter Shiao, CEO, Orb Media Group; Lewis Coleman, President, Chief Financial Officer, DreamWorks. (Molly Ann/Asia Society)
Business

Jonathan Landreth reports from a rare public exchange between Lewis Coleman, president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks, and Han Sanping, president of the China Film Group, the nation’s monopoly film importer.

Photo of the Day: Purple Splendor in Japan

A dusky purple glow bathes Maiko Park in Kobe, Japan on October 7, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)
Multimedia

A dusky purple glow bathes Maiko Park in Kobe, Japan on October 7, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)

Video: 'Internet is the Answer' Declares Ai Weiwei in Newly Launched Blog

In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)
Arts

The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.

Photo of the Day: Early Morning Repose in India

A boy napping in a boat along the banks of Ganges in Varanasi, India on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)
Multimedia

A boy naps in a boat along the banks of Ganges in Varanasi, India on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)