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Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City. more
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Commerce Secretary Lauds Report on Chinese Investment, but has Harsh Words for China

Speaking at the launch of an Asia Society paper, Gary Locke, nominated to be the next Ambassador to China, warned that China has been "narrowing its commercial environment" to U.S investors. more
Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue. more
Peter Bergen, second from right, with Osama bin Laden in 1997.

Peter Bergen Lands Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Book Deal

The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011. more
US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, shown here in Washington, DC in Jan. 2011, delivers the keynote at Asia Society's report launch in DC on May 4, 2011. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Should America Be Afraid of Chinese Investment?

Is the US prepared for direct investment from China? more
Ai Weiwei's New York City installation Zodiac Heads, still under wraps on May 2, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)

Opening of Ai Weiwei 'Circle of Animals' Outdoor Installation Postponed

The unveling of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor sculpture at Central Park's Grand Army Plaza in NYC was postponed, due to a change in Mayor Bloomberg's schedule following the death of Osama bin Laden. more
Peter Bergen speaking on CNN about Osama bin Laden's death on May 2, 2011 (video below).

CNN's Peter Bergen: Is There an Al-Qaeda After Osama?

One of the few journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden analyzes likely effects of his death. more
This May 2, 2011 photo shows the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed in an overnight raid by US forces on a heavily fortified compound north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced in a late-night White House address. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bin Laden's Death Will Prove 'Demoralizing' to Al Qaeda

But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over." more
Newspapers announcing the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden are seen at a newsstand outside the World Trade Center site May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

After Osama, a Balancing Act for President Obama

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy." more