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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, 2011).

The Tiger Mommy: A Controversial Look at 'Chinese Parenting'

A mother and noted law professor offers her take on "cultural differences." more
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 1st annual Richard C. Holbrooke lecture on Jan. 14, 2011 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Clinton made a passionate call for China to improve human rights, pledging not to shy away from disagreements ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Clinton Urges China to Fulfill Promise Days Before Hu Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday put pressure on China to improve its human rights record. more

Photo of the Day: Sack Time at the Office

A laborer in Hyderabad does what we'd all like to do on the job. more

Photo of the Day: Self-Portrait with Monument

A Chinese security guard stationed on the Great Wall looks his best before a visit by US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics. more

Photo of the Day: Kashmiri Fisherman Braces for Cold

Thousands of homeless people are seeking refuge from the cold wave that has killed 160 people in India. more
A vendor carries vegetables on a bicycle along a street in downtown Hanoi on December 17, 2010. The consumer-price index hit 11.1 percent in November, assuring that the full-year inflation rate will be a double figures. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Another Food Crisis Be Prevented in 2011?

Rising food prices are raising concerns of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, which led to widespread food shortages and rioting across Asia. more

Photo of the Day: Celebrations at the Golden Temple

Indian Sikh devotees gather to pay their respects, as lights glow at The Golden Temple in Amritsar. more