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Photo of the Day: An Empty Net in India

A man rows his boat beneath an empty fishing net hung in the air from some poles in Kerala, India on December 5, 2014. (L0bit0/Flickr)
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A man rows his boat beneath an empty fishing net hung in the air from some poles in Kerala, India on December 5, 2014. (L0bit0/Flickr)

Win Some, Lose Some: We Grade Our Forecast for Asia in 2014

Team Japan's fate at the World Cup in Brazil was just one of the predictions on which our fearless forecaster whiffed this year. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In what is now an annual tradition, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski looks back at the predictions he made a year ago for Asia's 2014 — and assesses his ratio of hits to misses.

Photo of the Day: Meeting on the Fair Grounds in India

Camel keepers congregate at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)
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Camel keepers congregate at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, India on November 3, 2014. (Sven Van Echelpoel/Flickr)

Interview: China Used APEC Hosting Duties to Good Advantage, Says Top US Observer

President of the National Center for APEC Monica Whaley (C) flanked by former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Curtis S. Chin (L) and U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang (R) at Asia Society's 2013-14 APEC briefing in New York on Jan. 14, 2014. (Asia Society)

Hosting the APEC summit in 2014 let China present itself as a leader in free trade and regional development, according to Monica Whaley. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, December 16.

Photo of the Day: Billowing Clouds in Sri Lanka

Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)
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Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)

Interview: Johns Hopkins Professor Views Hong Kong Protests as 'Defense of Dignity'

Protest site in Hong Kong on October 18, 2014. (Pasu Au Yang/ Flickr)
Current Affairs

Expanding on his remarks at a recent Asia Society panel, Ho-fung Hung argues that Hong Kong's younger generation sees itself as having "nothing to lose."

Photo of the Day: Written Wishes in Japan

Small wooden plates with wishes written in ink hang from purple strings in Shibuya, Japan on November 14, 2014. (Shibuya246/Flickr)
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Small wooden plates with wishes written in ink hang from purple strings in Shibuya, Japan on November 14, 2014. (Shibuya246/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Indonesia, Etc.' by Elizabeth Pisani

Elizabeth Pisani, author of 'Indonesia, Etc.' (Marit Miners)
Arts

After a year of travel around the archipelago, veteran Indonesia-watcher Elizabeth Pisani found "a nation quite different from the one I thought I knew." In-person author talk at Asia Society New York December 15, 2014.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the Mekong River

Streaks of the setting sun illuminate a row of boats moored by the Mekong River near Laos on November 17, 2014. (Tartarin2009/Flickr)
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Streaks of the setting sun illuminate a row of boats moored by the Mekong River near Laos on November 17, 2014. (Tartarin2009/Flickr)

How China's Internet Companies are Disrupting the Hollywood Ecosystem

L to R: Talent agent Ari Emmanuel, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, talent agent Patrick Whitesell, and actor Jet Li attend the Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

For all the hoopla surrounding opportunities for the movie business in China, entertainment industry watchers should keep their eyes on that country's market for online video content.