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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.

Li Maizi of China's 'Feminist Five' Speaks Out About Detention

Chinese feminist activist Li Maizi. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

In 2015, five Chinese feminists were arrested and detained for 37 days for planning an anti-sexual harassment campaign. In this video, one of those five shares her story.

George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently?