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Interview: Chinese News Assistants React to Arrest of Colleague Zhang Miao

Screen grab taken on January 16, 2014 of Die Zeit’s online coverage of Zhang Miao’s imprisonment.
Current Affairs

The three-month detention of a Chinese researcher for the German newspaper Die Zeit in Beijing prompts her peers to reflect on the risks they face.

Photo of the Day: Keeping the Corridors Clean in Bangladesh

A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
Multimedia

A woman cleans the floor of an arched corridor with a handmade broom in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 4, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

Multimedia: Emerging Chinese Composers Bring Local Sounds to Global Stage

Wu Shuang in Qin Yi's multimedia work
Arts

Up-and-coming Chinese composers Sam Wu, Qin Yi, and Zulan made their U.S. debuts on Asia Society's stage with three eclectic works in Shanghai/New York: Future Histories.

Photo of the Day: Painting on a Festive Mask in India

A street performer painstakingly paints his face in vibrant colors in Chennai, India on January 12, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
Multimedia

A street performer painstakingly paints his face in vibrant colors in Chennai, India on January 12, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Tranquil Reflections in China

A bridge flanked by trees forms a serene reflection in a pond in Beijing, China on January 8, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
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A bridge flanked by trees forms a serene reflection in a pond in Beijing, China on January 8, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Upset Builds Expectations for Rule of Law

 Newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on January 10, 2015, leading with headlines about Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena. (Akruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan legal expert says it's time to reestablish individual rights and checks on power.

Photo of the Day: Waiting for the Fish to Bite in Hong Kong

An avid angler waits for the fish to bite at sunset on Lamma Island, Hong Kong on January 3, 2015. (Os Ishmael/Flickr)
Multimedia

An avid angler waits for the fish to bite at sunset on Lamma Island, Hong Kong on January 3, 2015. (Os Ishmael/Flickr)

Profile: A Storyteller on a One-Man Mission to Preserve Lahore's Vanishing Legacy

In Lahore's Fakir Khana Museum, Farhan Shah recounts the story of Sikh ruler Maharaja Sher Singh's assassination. (Sonya Rehman)
Current Affairs

Pakistan's most storied city is at risk of losing its stories — but Farhan Shah is determined to prevent that from happening.

Photo of the Day: Fishing at Sunrise in Thailand

A fishermen gets a head start on his catch at sunrise in Thailand on January 4, 2015. (Yannis/Flickr)
Multimedia

A fishermen gets a head start on his catch at sunrise in Thailand on January 4, 2015. (Yannis/Flickr)

Ten of the Biggest Stories from China in 2014

Runners in masks file past a soldier during the Beijing Marathon. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Approaching its second anniversary, ChinaFile looks back on its coverage of 2014, which was, "as ever, an eventful year for China."