As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you.
"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China. It seems to me that the American Dream is meeting its first serious challenger," says the acclaimed author of Five Star Billionaire.
"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.
The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China's most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.
Vietnam and the United States increasingly see a common interest in Southeast Asia. President Truong Tan Sang's upcoming visit to the White House is perhaps a harbinger of this budding bilateral relationship.
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