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Mateo, portrayed by Nico Santos, in the NBC sitcom 'Superstore.' (Vivian Zink/NBC | 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)

How Trump's Newest Advisor Sees China's 'Militarism'

UC Irvine economist Peter Navarro discusses his view on Chinese
Current AffairsPolicy

Donald Trump's new advisor Peter Navarro claims China is on the verge of surpassing the United States in military capability.

Roundup: Asians at the Olympics, Beyond the Games

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A proposal, a shattered taboo, a PR fail, and when just showing up is what counts.

Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

A waitress carries jugs of beer to guests before the opening of the Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival on the banks of the Taedong river in Pyongyang on August 12, 2016. (Kim Won-jin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Foreign visitors are often surprised by the richness of macro and microbrews in "the hermit kingdom."

25 Remarkable Images Provide Rare Glimpse of 1956 China

Tom Hutchins' Images Ltd., New Zealand.
ArtsMultimedia

A little-known batch from the New Zealand photographer Tom Hutchins present a remarkable display of ordinary life across the country.

Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.

Video: The Painstaking and Mesmerizing Tradition of the Tibetan Sand Mandala

(Joel Luks/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The sacred tradition from Tibetan Buddhism embodies the universe and serves as a metaphor of the impermanence of life.

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.