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Ai Weiwei Unloads Millions of Sunflower Seeds on New York This Winter

A child plays with some of the seeds in Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds' at The Tate Modern in London, England on Oct. 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds on view for the first time in North America at the Mary Boone Gallery, New York City.

Photo of the Day: Angkor Wat at Sunrise


The sun rises over Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia on December 30, 2011. (Richard /Flickr)

Video: Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society


Watch a video of a robotic Confucius in a steel cage, an installation part of a larger exhibition by international artist Zhang Huan on view at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.  

Photo of the Day: Indian Barber Shop in Singapore


Men receive shaves in old barbershop in Little India, Singapore on March 25, 2011. (Rahul Sagar /Flickr)

Climate Change, Maids and Refugees: Asian Migration in 2011

Migrant construction workers outside of Bangkok, Thailand. (Flickr/Ronn aka

In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.

2011: The Year of Social Media in Pakistan

A Pakistani man browses the internet in a net cafe in Karachi on May 31, 2010. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.

Photo of the Day: Lanterns in Pakistan


Activists from the ruling Pakistan's Peoples Party air lanterns on the fourth anniversary of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto's death in Islamabad on December 27, 2011.

Moon: New Actors and New Demands for North Korea

Propaganda art in the Pyongyang Metro in North Korea, photographed in August 2011. (Flickr/Joseph Ferris III)

Kim Jong Il’s death dealt a blow to the North Korean regime and people. A smooth political transition that places Kim Jong Un, the “Great Successor,” at the helm and consolidates social and political order are Pyongyang’s pressing priorities. No one knows what kind of “order” may ensue.

2012: 5 Asia Finance Trends to Watch For

China will continue to take steps to ultimately make the yuan, pictured, a convertible currency. (Flickr/David Dennis)

Credit is tightening, economic growth is moderating, and property prices are finally falling, yet Asia remains one of the few true growth regions of the world, writes Sheridan Prasso.

2012: Watch Out For the Chinese Bachelors

Will a severe gender imbalance leave these Chinese boys bride-less? (Flickr/tuppaware_001)
Lifestyle A severe gender imbalance will leave 40 million Chinese men without a bride, writes Alexandra Harney.