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Photo of the Day: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Meets Deng Xiaoping

Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982 during a meeting that eventually lead to the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. The former British prime minister passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982 during a meeting that eventually lead to the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. The former British prime minister passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: 'Artful Recluse' Showcases Chinese Painting and Poetry of a Turbulent Time

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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores the concept of reclusion in Chinese art shaped by political and social changes in China during the 17th century.

Photo of the Day: A New Form of Bull-Riding in Pakistan

A man races bulls past a large crowd of onlookers in Punjab, Pakistan on April 2, 2013. (junaidrao/Flickr)
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A man races bulls past a large crowd of onlookers in Punjab, Pakistan on April 2, 2013. (junaidrao/Flickr)

Video: Is David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo a Statement of Confucian Philosophy?

British football player David Beckham shows his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

David Beckham hasn't had good luck with foreign-language tattoos in the past, but this one isn't bad, says an Asia Society language expert.

Photo of the Day: Floating Gardens in Taiwan

White blooms stand neatly on floating bamboo rafts in Taipei City, Taiwan on April 1, 2013. (billlushana1/Flickr)
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White blooms stand neatly on floating bamboo rafts in Taipei City, Taiwan on April 1, 2013. (billlushana1/Flickr)

Territorial Disputes Put ASEAN Between Dialogue and the Deep Blue Sea

A Vietnamese fishing boat sails next to the U.S. 7th Fleet's flagship USS Blue Ridge entering Tien Sa port on April 23, 2012. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Asia rises, it faces a dilemma: whether to abide by Western diplomatic norms, or to respect Asian values, such as consensus, harmony, and good neighborliness.

The Pope and China's Communist Party: More Similar Than You Think

Pope Francis (L) (Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr), and Xi Jinping disembarking plane in Africa with his wife, Peng Liyuan (R). (Getty Images)
Policy

A decision, cloaked in secrecy, that would affect more than a billion people. Speculation on whether the chosen one would be a "conservative" or a "reformer." Which leadership change are we talking about?

Video: The Five Biggest Challenges to Doing Business in China

Kent Kedl, greater China and north Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Business

"As business people, our goal is to reduce complexity," said Kent Kedl, greater China and north Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks. "China resists that at every turn."

Photo of the Day: Flight of a Flock in India

A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
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A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)

Photos: As Japan's Baseball Season Kicks Off, A Look at What Fans Are Eating

A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As baseball season opens in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at the Japanese equivalent of hot dogs and pretzels.