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Interview: Jon Campbell on Why You Should Care About Chinese Rock and Roll

Chinese band Duck Fight Goose plays Hong Kong in December 2011. (nozomiiqel/Flickr)
Arts

Plus, the author of 'Red Rock' makes a passionate case for why China's Cui Jian belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Photos/Interview: Gerd Ludwig Explores 'Brash, Grandiose' Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazhastan. (©Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic)
Multimedia

Veteran National Geographic photojournalist Gerd Ludwig explores Astana, Kazakhstan, and uncovers an eclectic, visually arresting new metropolis.

Interview: Bo Xilai's Ouster Means Other Chinese Leaders 'Will Watch Their Backs'

Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Rice University's Steven Lewis, and Asia Society Associate Fellow, says the sacking of the Communist Party boss in Chongqing could have a "chilling" impact on other Chinese officials.

Photo of the Day: Tai Chi at Night

Multimedia

A man practicing Tai Chi at night in Ruili Yunnan, China on March 7, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read / Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Fierce Pandas on the Streets of Shanghai

Multimedia

Striking street art in Shanghai, China captured through an iPhone application on January 24, 2012. (Davidag /Flickr)

Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Move Nimbly, Be Open, Fail Gracefully [Interview/Video]

Vijay Vaitheeswaran at Asia Society New York on March 12, 2012.
Business

The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran offers his bracing prescriptions for what makes innovation in the 21st century.

Photo of the Day: Kiribati Island on the Verge of Disappearance

Multimedia

A view of mangrove shoots planted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others on Tarawa, an atoll in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, on September 4, 2011. (Eskinder Debebe/ United Nations Photo /Flickr)

Five Things US Schools Can Learn From the Rest of the World

Students in Shanghai have seen vast improvements in their education system. (Flickr/Kyle Taylor)
Education

We now know that a number of other countries — primarily Asian nations — have gotten a lot better at education than the U.S. What are the lessons for U.S. schools?

Interview: Indian Election Results a 'Rejection' of Gandhi-Nehru Dynasty

India's Samjwati Party (SP) workers celebrate their victory in the state elections at their party office in New Delhi on March 6, 2012. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"The family has a tough way forward in gaining popular confidence," says political analyst Yashwant Deshmukh. "However, that’s the only way they can cling to power, that is, gaining people’s confidence."

Interview: Syracuse Talks Show North Korea Wants to 'Engage the World in a New Way'

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 10, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel as he inspects Korean People's Army Navy Unit 123 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Charles K. Armstrong says a conference attended by a North Korea nuclear envoy showed the country is continuing to implement, and even accelerating negotiation efforts put in motion before the death of Kim Jong Il.