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By Bashing 'China Inc.,' US Presidential Candidates Miss the Point

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) as moderator Bob Schieffer (C) listens at Lynn University on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Policy

One of China's best-known bloggers says Romney and Obama miss the point of the China-U.S. relationship by focusing on trade and economics while skipping larger issues of liberty and human rights.

Photo of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel in New Zealand

A single line of bulbs lights the pathway of the Karangahake Gorge Tunnel in Waikato, New Zealand on May 12, 2012. (AdriaanC/Flickr)
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A single line of bulbs lights the pathway of the Karangahake Gorge Tunnel in Waikato, New Zealand on May 12, 2012. (AdriaanC/Flickr)

Video: A Fond Look Back at Bollywood's Master of Epic Romance, Yash Chopra

Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra poses for the press after winning the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Oct. 26, 2010. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
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Highlights clips trace the award-winning director and producer's best work, from a career of more than 50 years.

Expert Calls for Less 'Red Meat,' More 'Nuance' From Candidates on Foreign Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma talks to Al Jazeera ahead of tonight's foreign policy debate.

Gallery: The Tea Road to Lhasa by Photographer Michael Yamashita

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In a stunning new book, National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita takes viewers along a historic trade route high up in the Tibetan Plateau. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong this Thursday, October 25.

Why Obama-Romney Anti-China Rhetoric Will End (After the Election)

Former U.S. Institute of Peace president Richard H. Solomon provides a reality check to the presidential candidates' fiery language on China.

Former U.S. Institute of Peace president Richard H. Solomon provides a reality check to the presidential candidates' fiery language on China.

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Solitude in Vietnam

A pensive moment in a fishing port in Phu Yen, Vietnam. (patdaneri/tumblr)
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A pensive moment in a fishing port in Phu Yen, Vietnam in August 2012. (Patrick Carpenter)

Desperately Seeking City: A Postcard From Harbin, China

Entrance to the Minneapolis exhibit at the International Sister City Museum in Harbin, China. (Linda Mealey-Lohmann)
Lifestyle

Proud Minneapolis native and award-winning writer on China Michael Meyer shows that sister cities in China are serious business.

UN Security Council Adds Australia, S. Korea — Does This Strengthen a US Asian 'Pivot'?

Australia Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) during the United Nations General Assembly session October 18, 2012 before the vote for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Sleepy in Taipei

A photographer captured his cat in a quiet moment in Taipei, Taiwan on June 3, 2012. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A photographer captured his cat in a quiet moment in Taipei, Taiwan on June 3, 2012. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)