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Bo Xilai Wiretapping Scandal Reveals 'Paranoia' Within Chinese Leadership

Bo Xilai (C), former Communist Party secretary of Chongqing arrives next to Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and Premier Wen Jiabao (L) during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress's (NPC) annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2012. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom tells CBS News the revelation that Bo Xilai wiretapped high-level Chinese leaders shows 'paranoia' and 'divisions' within the leadership.

How You Can Watch Asia Society's Sold-Out Arif Lohar Concert for Free

Arif Lohar.

A flurry of media coverage appears in the buildup to Arif Lohar's two-night stand at Asia Society New York. Tune into the live webcast on at 8:00 pm ET on Sat., 4/28.

Photo of the Day: The Cage Within, China


A bird cage hangs inside a house in Shanghai, China on April 7, 2012. (Mark Heath/Flickr)

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

It's a Bentley, It's Corruption, It's a Problem

Models stand beside the Bentley Continental GT V8 car during the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition at China International Exhibition Center on April 25, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy Corruption is more of a factor in rising economic inequality than the Asian Development Bank gives it credit for in a recent report, writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Horse Carriage in India


Brightly decorated horse carriage in Agra, India on March 17, 2012. (Alf Igel /Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'China Airborne' by James Fallows

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows, author of

In his latest book, veteran journalist James Fallows goes along for the ride in China's new "Wild West" of private aviation.

Photo of the Day: Tokyo in Monochrome


A street lamp in Tokyo, Japan in February, 2012. (ichigonotsukikagen /Flickr)

Interview: Why Asia Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting its Cultural Heritage Sites

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia, is one of the sites being targeted by the Global Heritage Fund. (Ioreth_ni_Balor/Flickr)

The Global Heritage Fund's Jeff Morgan explains how heritage conservation can benefit the economies of developing countries in Asia.

Photo of the Day: Night Market on Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Vegetable and fruit sellers in Govind Nagar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India on March 29, 2012. (Thomas Brauner /Flickr)