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Karabell: Developing Countries Key to Curing Economic Woes

Indian stockbrokers react as they monitor share prices during intraday trade at a brokerage firm in Mumbai on August 5, 2011. Indian shares plunged by nearly four percent to its lowest point in over a year, triggered by US economic worries and the European debt crisis which have spooked world markets. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Asia Society Associate Fellow Zachary Karabell took stock of Thursday's market crash in The Daily Beast:

Ai Weiwei: 'I Was Like a Little Soybean'

UPDATE: Ai Weiwei appears to be testing his limits again. The artist — supposedly banned from Twitter by the Chinese government — sent out two short tweets today (or someone using his account sent them out). The first tweet said 问个好吧。(Let's say hi.) and the second tweet said 嗯,抱抱。安 (Ah, hugs. Peace.).

Dairy Queen and Ikea, China-Style

The Dairy Fairy website.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Chinese knockoffs of well known brands and items, often called shanzhai, are nothing new — from phones and game systems to, oddly enough, seeds and eggs — but some rec

New Music Video: Indonesian Hip Hop in NYC

Arts

In May, Asia Society brought the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation — the foremost hip hop group in Indonesia — to New York to perform their unique blend of ultra-modern hip hop beats and protest lyrics, mixed with traditional Javanese spells, wishes and poetry.

The Chinese Cyber-Threat

People visiting Huawei Technologies booth display of its product during CommunicAsia 2010 conference and exhibtion show in Singapore. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Chinese citizens and businesses have been making waves in the digital world, but some see it as a forewarning to a Chinese government cyber-invasion.

Video: Tom Brokaw Tells Tales of Reporting in China

Brokaw's historic <i>Meet the Press</i> interview with Zhao Ziyang.
Lifestyle

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw recounted four decades of China coverage during an intimate dinner at Asia Society New York.

Pakistan-India Relations Moving from 'Bombs' to 'Bombshells'?

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna (L) prior to a meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the mysteries surrounding interactions between the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency continue to be partly entertaining and partly amazing, the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating — complicating U.S. withdrawal plans.

New York Times Lauds Asia Society's Ai Weiwei Exhibition

Ai Weiwei, <i>Mirror</i>, 1987.
Arts

On the eve of its final weeks, Asia Society Museum's exhibition Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 enjoys a major publicity boost today with a lengthy review in the New York Times, which calls it "a wrap-around installation that puts you in the middle of the social and political action."

Online Artists React to China Train Crash

A Chinese artist's depiction of the high speed rail as the grim reaper.
Arts

By now you've no doubt heard of last Saturday's tragic accident involving two bullet trains in China's Zhejiang province. Official government reports say the crash killed at least 39 people and injured hundreds more, and some believe the actual death toll is much higher.

Can The UN Regulate Domestic Environmental Policy?

The United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Sustainability

During a recent speech to the World Trade Organization, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that sustainable development will be the United Nations’ top priority during his second term. What have been the United Nations greatest contributions to the area of sustainable development under Secretary General Ban Ki-moon? What steps can the organization take to better address the variety of issues surrounding sustainable development, such as climate change, food security, alternative energy, and water?