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Ambassador Zhang Yan, China's ambassador to India, addresses an Asia Society luncheon event in Hong Kong on June 18, 2008. (Asia Society)
China Won’t Dominate Indian Ocean Shipping Waters
Ambassador Zhang Yan says no plans for "encirclement" of India. more
Rivals by Bill Emmott (Harcourt, 2008)
The New Asian Rivalry
Bill Emmott on his new book, Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India, and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade. more
YANGON, MYANMAR - Burmese children beg for food as aid begins to arrive a week after the cyclone, on May 13, 2008. (Getty Images)
Leading UN Official Defends International Aid Presence in Burma
Sir John Holmes gave a firsthand account of the UN's discussions with Burmese military leaders and their reluctant acceptance of aid. more
China's Vice President Xi Jingping at the 18th Asian Corporate Conference in Tianjin. (Asia Society)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping Praises Relief Effort
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping praised the relief work being carried out in the wake of the devastating earthquake. more
KYONDAH, MYANMAR/BURMA - MAY 23: People displaced by Cyclone Nargis line up by their tents for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
What Mr. Ban Can Do for Burma
The ruling generals say cyclone relief efforts are moving ahead. But reports from aid workers on the ground in Burma tell a different story. more
Pakistan flag (Photo by takebackpakistan/flickr)
Hope in Pakistan
The main reason for the new mood in Pakistan is the return of a vibrant democratic process. more
Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic perform during the historic concert in Pyongyang, February 26, 2007 (Chris Lee/
North Korea Extends Its Freedom Overture
Was the New York Philharmonic's visit to North Korea a historic breakthrough? more