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Photo of the Day: Spiraling Rice Terraces in China

Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)
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Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)

Can Obama's Visit to India Revitalize U.S.-India Relations?

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on September 30, 2014. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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“Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have an opportunity to provide a renewed vision for the strategic partnership and get to work on some pressing matters of common concern,” writes Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Photo of the Day: Peeking in for a Photograph in Bangladesh

Two little boys smile through a window for a photograph in Faridpur, Bangladesh on January 18, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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Two little boys smile through a window for a photograph in Faridpur, Bangladesh on January 18, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Offers Greater Hope for 'Truth and Justice'

A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds a photo of her son, who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan civil war, at a human rights protest festival on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues.

Photo of the Day: A Decaying Facade in Japan

A bicycle is parked in front of a textured, wooden facade on the street in Shiga, Japan on January 5, 2015. (VisualAge/Flickr)
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A bicycle is parked in front of a textured, wooden facade on the street in Shiga, Japan on January 5, 2015. (VisualAge/Flickr)

Interview: Anti-Trafficking Expert Explains How and Why Slavery Is Thriving in Asia

Children are pictured with candles during a protest against child slavery attended by Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi on Nov. 22, 2014. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Matt Friedman explains how people across the world are forced into slavery, and how the fight against it is being lost. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on January 22.

Photo of the Day: Decked Out in Colors of the Rainbow in India

A row of brightly painted boats are moored at Kasimedu harbor in Chennai, India on January 3, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A row of brightly painted boats are moored at Kasimedu harbor in Chennai, India on January 3, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Video: A Young Filmmaker's Journey from Small-Town Sichuan to the Oscars

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

Despite not advancing to the final list of nominees announced on January 15, filmmaker Mu Zijian has made his mark by being the first Chinese national ever shortlisted in the Academy Awards' "Best Documentary Short" category.

Interview: Chinese News Assistants React to Arrest of Colleague Zhang Miao

Screen grab taken on January 16, 2014 of Die Zeit’s online coverage of Zhang Miao’s imprisonment.
Current Affairs

The three-month detention of a Chinese researcher for the German newspaper Die Zeit in Beijing prompts her peers to reflect on the risks they face.

Photo of the Day: Keeping the Corridors Clean in Bangladesh

A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)