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A Dispatch from India's Campaign Trail by a BJP Parliamentary Candidate

The BJP Central Election Committee Meeting on March 13, 2014, at which Jayant Sinha was announced as the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Hazaribagh, Jharkand. (Photo courtesy of BJP)
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Jayant Sinha, a parliamentary candidate for the BJP, shared his personal views on the upcoming elections and state of affairs in India in an AsiaConnect briefing from the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Photo of the Day: A Fiery Dance in Indonesia

A Balinese man kicks up fire during the 'Mesabatan Api' ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 2014. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
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A Balinese man kicks up fire during the 'Mesabatan Api' ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 2014. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Interview: Huawei Official Sees 'Watershed' Moment for Worldwide Cyber-Security Rules

Shoppers walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on March 24, 2014. Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei condemned the U.S. National Security Agency on March 24 after reports revealed the organization had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Reacting to reports that the NSA spied on his company, Huawei Vice President William Plummer argues that "old-world thinking and policy comes at a risk" in today's "borderless" world.

Photo of the Day: A Patriotic Tiger in Bangladesh

A Bangladesh fan shows his support during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket match between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 25, 2014. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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A Bangladesh fan shows his support during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket match between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 25, 2014. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Californian Connoisseur Says There's Finally Good Chinese Food in New York City

Chinese food critic David Chan doing what he loves most. (Eric Chan)
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Chinese food authority David Chan looks back on his controversial 2012 list of the top 10 U.S. Chinese restaurants, and offers some thoughts on the evolution of Chinese cuisine in America.

Photo of the Day: Bursting With Blossoms in Japan

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)
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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)

Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters Sasha (L), Malia (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for photographers in Beijing's Forbidden City on March 21, 2014.
Lifestyle

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama's goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of the First Lady's itinerary to date.

Interview: Business Reporter Says China's Opportunities 'Could Just Be Taking Off'

(Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

"The long-awaited Chinese consumption boom could finally be approaching," journalist Gwynn Guilford tells Asia Blog. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, March 25.

Photo of the Day: A View From the Top in Myanmar

Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)
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Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival' by David Pilling

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling, author of
Policy

An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.