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.
White blooms stand neatly on floating bamboo rafts in Taipei City, Taiwan on April 1, 2013. (billlushana1/Flickr)
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.
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?
"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."
A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
As baseball season kicks off in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at Japan's version of hot dogs and pretzels.
A woman makes thread at a hand operated spindle in Yunnan, China on March 25, 2013. (V-A-K/Flickr)
I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.
Fluffy clouds float over lush green fields in Kalaw, Myanmar on March 27, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)