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Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Jeremy Lin. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

“I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview. 

Opinion: Behind the Latest Setback for Obama's Trade Agenda, and Why It's Surprising

People protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gather as US President Barack Obama attends a fund raiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Sentinel Hotel May 7, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Senate vote, backers of a Trans-Pacific Partnership had won key support in Washington and abroad. What went wrong?

Photo of the Day: A Mirrored Sunrise in South Korea

Sunrise over a tranquil landscape is reflected in the mirror-like lake in Dodamsambong, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)
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Sunrise over a tranquil landscape is reflected in the mirror-like lake in Dodamsambong, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)

Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
Current AffairsPolicy

Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the Bay in Taiwan

The setting sun casts a golden glow over the water in Xinwu Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan on May 3, 2015. (tsaiian/Flickr)
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The setting sun casts a golden glow over the water in Xinwu Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan on May 3, 2015. (tsaiian/Flickr)

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Actress and singer Jennie Kwan. (Jennie Kwan)
Current Affairs

Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power."

Photo of the Day: A Spiral Illusion in Japan

A spiraling stairwell crowded with people creates an optical illusion in Nagoya-shi, Japan on May 3, 2015. (Kirill Ξ/Κ Voloshin/Flickr)
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A spiraling stairwell crowded with people creates an optical illusion in Nagoya-shi, Japan on May 3, 2015. (Kirill Ξ/Κ Voloshin/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Flying Pigs in China, Golfing in Vietnam, and Cambodia's Child Grooms

A father teaches his son how to golf at the Hanoi club golf center March 10, 2011 in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Julie Chu. (Ralph Lauren Magazine)
Lifestyle

“We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu chats with Asia Blog about being the first Asian American on the U.S. women’s hockey team.

Photo of the Day: Looking up at Divinity in China

An intricately carved ceiling hangs over a vibrant statue of the Buddha in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/ Flickr)
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An intricately carved ceiling hangs over a vibrant statue of the Buddha in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)