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Video: Is China 'Past Its Prime' as a Manufacturing Hub?

Revlon President and CEO Alan Ennis speaking at at the 2012 WWD Beauty CEO Summit in Palm Springs, Florida on May 16, 2012. (WWD Beauty CEO Summit/FORA.tv)
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At Women's Wear Daily's Beauty CEO Summit 2012, Revlon head Alan Ennis argued that China is now past its prime as a place for manufacturing.

Photo of the Day: An Infinite Stretch of Blue in Malaysia

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Clear skies and quiet waters in Terengganu, Malaysia on May 29, 2012.  (Original Shamsul Hidayat Omar/Flickr)

Grads: Get 'Globally Competent,' Get a Job

Pedestrians crossing the street in the Central Business District of Hong Kong in October 2008. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

Whether you are eight, 18 or 28, it's clear: global competence can open up new job opportunities for you.

US, Thailand Need 'Shared Vision' to Revitalize Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. (YouTube)
Policy Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.

Video: Photography as a Revolutionary Tool in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam talks about the power of photography to promote change.

Photo of the Day: Praying in Color

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Dressed in vibrant maroon and gold attire, a monk poses in prayer at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 2, 2012. (Original cheese_unit/Flickr)

Dirty Air and Succession Jitters Are Clouding Beijing's Judgment

A man walks through heavy pollution on a street in Beijing. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As the Chinese government accused the U.S. Embassy of illegally interfering in China’s domestic affairs by publishing online hourly air-quality, the increasingly skeptical Chinese public ridiculed its government for its outrage, write Susan Shirk and Steven Oliver.

Photos: From Lhasa to Everest, a Glimpse of Tibet Before Latest Ban on Tourism

Young monks training one another in the
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On the eve of China's ban on foreign travel in Tibet, Asia Society's Director of Education provides a personal look at the country's people, scenery and monasteries.

Photo of the Day: With Rain Comes Creativity in Indonesia

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Young boys turn the main street into a water slide as tropical rain pours down in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia on November 1, 1990. (Original Nomad/Flickr)

Study: Most Asian Americans Don't Feel 'Sense of Belonging' in US Corporate Culture

A new Asia Society fills a critical information gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian Pacific American employees. (2012 APA Corporate Report)
Business

A new Asia Society study finds that Asian Pacific American employees are loyal to their companies, but the majority don't feel part of the corporate culture.