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How Taiwan's Election Highlights the 'Failure' of China's Cross-Strait Strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wave to journalists prior to a meeting at Shangrila hotel in Singapore on November 7, 2015. It was the first time in nearly seven decades that the top leaders of China and Taiwan met. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Since 2008, Beijing has tried to bring Taipei closer through increased economic and people exchanges. But the recent vote on the island suggests this approach isn't working.

Photo of the Day: Carving Away in Bangladesh

A carpenter uses a myriad of tools to carve out intricate designs on a wooden door in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 16, 2016. (Md. Aktar Hossain Ratan/Flickr)
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A carpenter uses a myriad of tools to carve out intricate designs on a wooden door in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 16, 2016. (Md. Aktar Hossain Ratan/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2014, Mandarin Students Show Off Their Singing Chops

Students from Riverview International Academy perform at the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference on May 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Current AffairsEducation

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A performance from the 2014 National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles.

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Yemen

Beachgoers enjoy a dazzling sunset in the Yemeni port city of Aden. (Will De Freitas/Flickr)
Multimedia

Beachgoers enjoy a dazzling sunset in the Yemeni port city of Aden.

40 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Japan

Recently released photos show daily life in early 1900s Japan.
Multimedia

Recently released photographs from the New York Public Library show a Japan in the midst of rapid modernization.

Photo of the Day: A Winding Road in Australia

Winding Sea Cliff Bridge in New South Wales, Australia on January 3, 2016. (Rodney Campbell/Flickr)
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Winding Sea Cliff Bridge in New South Wales, Australia on January 3, 2016. (Rodney Campbell/Flickr)

#TBT: In 1929, John D. Rockefeller 3rd Stands Atop the Great Wall

John D. Rockefeller 3rd (far left), Professor Joseph Perkins Chamberlain of Columbia University (center), Hobart Young (second from right), and an unidentified man and woman on the Great Wall of China in 1929. (The Rockefeller Archive Center)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: the 1929 trip that would later inspire the founding of Asia Society.

Photo of the Day: Golden Orbs in Singapore

Street lamps cast long, golden reflections in the water near Labrador Park, Singapore on December 6, 2015. (Nicolas Lannuzel/Flickr)
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Street lamps cast long, golden reflections in the water near Labrador Park, Singapore on December 6, 2015. (Nicolas Lannuzel/Flickr)

David Bowie's Enduring Fascination With Japan

David Bowie is photographed on May 11, 1983 at a press conference presenting the Japanese movie 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' in Cannes, France. (Ralph Gatti/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The British musician, who died on Sunday, was notable for his enthusiasm for the Asian country's culture.

The New York Times on the 'Broken System' That Allows Art Trafficking

Terror groups like ISIS are able to profit from looted art by selling stolen artifacts through preexisting black market channels. (Claude Valette/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The New York Times explains how terror groups like ISIS are able to profit off of looted art.