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Konrad Ng: The Asian Pacific American Experience is 'Quintessentially American'

Konrad Ng in Washington, DC on October 19, 2012. (apacenter/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opens up about his work there, the rising political clout of Asian Pacific Americans and his experiences as part of the extended first family.

Photo of the Day: Aqua Waters in the Philippines

Rocks jut out from aqua waters in Aurora, Philippines on May 8, 2013. (jojo nicdao/Flickr)
Multimedia

Rocks jut out from aqua waters in Aurora, Philippines on May 8, 2013. (jojo nicdao/Flickr)

Video: Solution to Bangladesh Factory Tragedy is 'Mending, Not Ending' Industry

A Bangladeshi man holds a portrait of his missing relatives, believed trapped in the rubble of an eight-storey building that collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 28, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In the wake of the April tragedy at a Dhaka clothing factory, argues Asia 21 Fellow Ejaj Ahmad, foreign companies shouldn't leave Bangladesh, but should try instead to improve safety conditions.

Photo of the Day: Golden Streaks in the Water in China

The sun casts a golden glow across Lu Gu Lake in Si Chuan Province, China on May 8, 2013. (tiffffffany/Flickr)

The sun casts a golden glow across Lu Gu Lake in Si Chuan Province, China on May 8, 2013. (tiffffffany/Flickr)

Interview: 'Masala Bhangra' Star Sarina Jain Gets America Moving and Grooving

Sarina Jain (in black, center) leading a group Masala Bhangra session. (Sarina Jain)
Lifestyle

The Indian American fitness dynamo chats candidly about entrepreneurship, rocking Masala Bhangra in Japan, and the family tragedy that first inspired her.

Video: Evan Osnos on the 'High Bar' of the New 'Chinese Dream'

Evan Osnos. (World Economic Forum/Adam Nadel/Flickr)
Policy

The New Yorker's China correspondent on the meaning behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's political slogan, and the obstacles in its way.

Interview: Globe-Trotting Entrepreneur Rafat Ali Says 'Heritage' Keeps Him Rooted

Skift.com founder and CEO Rafat Ali in the Comoros Islands, off the east coast of Africa, in 2011. (Rafat Ali)
Lifestyle

In the content business, says the founder of paidContent and Skift.com, "Chaos is the new normal."

Photo of the Day: Twinkling in the Singapore Sky

A ferris wheel is lit up at dusk in Singapore on May 5, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Multimedia

A ferris wheel is lit up at dusk in Singapore on May 5, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

For Pakistan's Elite, Facebook Turns Into a Political Battleground Ahead of Election

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) or the
Policy

Ahead of the May 11 election, Facebook has become an unlikely virtual platform that allows Pakistan's more liberal-secular sector to remain actively engaged in political campaigning.

Photo of the Day: Fresh Catch in Hong Kong

A fishermen heads back to Hong Kong with fresh catch from the sea on May 1, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)
Multimedia

A fishermen heads back to Hong Kong with fresh catch from the sea on May 1, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)