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How North Korea Is 'Evolving' to Dodge Sanctions

The wreckage of a North Korean rocket is seen at the Second Fleet Command's naval base on December 14, 2012 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The debris is the first stage of a long range rocket that launched on December 12, 2012. (Yeong-Wook/DongA Daily/Getty)

Despite increasingly tough international sanctions, North Korea's missile and nuclear programs continue to grow more sophisticated.

A History of China's 'Humiliation' and 'Hurt Feelings' at the Olympics

A Chinese supporter shouts at anti-Chinese protestors during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Reactions to controversies involving China at the Olympics highlight a powerful and enduring aspect of the country's national psychology. 

Photos: 'Pokémon Go' Craze Continues During Japan's 'Pikachu Outbreak Festival'

Performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, perform in the Pikachu parade in Yokohama on August 7, 2016. Some 50 life-size Pikachu characters, the most famous from the Pokemon game, marched along the city's waterfront street as visitors took mobile phone pictures and videos of them in scorching sunshine.  (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Fans dressed as the Nintendo game's most popular character marched along Yokohama's waterfront street to kick off the week-long festival.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Ai Weiwei: Meaningful Architecture Is 'Very Dangerous' To China's Leadership

 (Adam Berry/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

“The discussion does not benefit who is going to be profited. So authorities doesn’t like this kind of discussion — any discussion related to aesthetics.” 

Why India Has So Many Slaves

Indian children shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 12, 2008 on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Poverty, social inequality, and the huge garment industry create perfect conditions for labor exploitation in the country. Experts debate what can be done to solve the problem.

Contemplating 'Eternal Happiness,' 'Justice and Equality' in Modern China

Rob Schmitz is the author of 'Street of Eternal Happiness' a book that profiles different residents on one Shanghai street. (Julian de Hauteclocque Howe)
Current Affairs

Author Rob Schmitz discusses his new book 'Street of Eternal Happiness.'

Chinese Activist Describes How International Feminists Can Help in China

Chinese feminist Li Maizi leads a protest against domestic violence. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

Though NGO and charity laws are tightening in China, there are still ways feminists and LGBT activists can help each other across borders, says feminist Li Maizi.

Video: Yao Ming Discusses His Adjustment to the NBA and Life in Texas

Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images
Current Affairs

"The key is to find something that we have in common. We all agree about something."

How U.S.-China Cooperation Spurred Global Momentum on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Sino-American partnership on climate change benefits more than just the two countries.