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Kevin Rudd and Australia's Role in the 'Asia Pacific Century'

Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister of Australia. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Australia's foreign minister is speaking at the Asia Society in New York on Friday, January 11, 2012. Whether or not most Australians identify themselves as "Asian," the country's future is directly tied to its neighbors to the north, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Buddhist Monastery in an Ancient Himalaya Kingdom

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Tsemo Gompa, a Buddhist monastery, is seen on a ridge in Leh, Ladakh, India in November 2011. (Nitin Das)

What Will Hu Jintao Think of 'Titanic 3D'?

The original 'Titanic' was a big hit in mainland China. Will its upcoming 3D release be seen by Chinese leaders as a
Policy

The Chinese leader's recent "cultural war" seems to be part of an unpleasant “new normal” for China, in which any excuse can be used to justify a tightening of control, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Obama's Military Commitment in East Asia Fraught With Risk

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (C) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) delivers remarks on the Defense Strategic Review at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Also pictured is Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L). President Obama vowed Thursday that the U.S. military would maintain its
Policy

The U.S. now needs to manage its Asian alliances carefully, so as not to provoke China in particularly volatile areas like the South China Sea, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: China's Annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

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Ice sculptures are displayed at the annual Ice and Snow festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Fairy tale palaces, towering pagodas, and even an Egyptian Sphynx -- all carved from ice -- are among the sights this year. (AFP /Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei Unloads Millions of Sunflower Seeds on New York This Winter

A child plays with some of the seeds in Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds' at The Tate Modern in London, England on Oct. 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Arts

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds on view for the first time in North America at the Mary Boone Gallery, New York City.

Photo of the Day: Angkor Wat at Sunrise

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The sun rises over Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia on December 30, 2011. (Richard /Flickr)

Video: Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society

Arts

Watch a video of a robotic Confucius in a steel cage, an installation part of a larger exhibition by international artist Zhang Huan on view at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.  

Photo of the Day: Indian Barber Shop in Singapore

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Men receive shaves in old barbershop in Little India, Singapore on March 25, 2011. (Rahul Sagar /Flickr)

Climate Change, Maids and Refugees: Asian Migration in 2011

Migrant construction workers outside of Bangkok, Thailand. (Flickr/Ronn aka
Policy

In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.