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Photo of the Day: West Lake at Dusk


Dusk at West Lake (Xihu), Hangzhou, China on March 7, 2012. (Yuchen Gong /Flickr)

Frank Lavin: How to Succeed in (Asian) Business if You're Really Trying [Video]

Frank Lavin at Asia Society New York on April 10, 2012.

A former U.S. Department of Commerce official offers pointers for any business hoping to scale up and export to new markets, particularly Asia.

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention.

Photo of the Day: Spotted Eagle Ray in Baa Atoll, Maldives


Spotted eagle ray in Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives on March 6, 2012. (Abllo™ /Flickr)

Video: Sean Leow on China's Bottom-Up Surge in Creativity

Sean Leow, co-founder of the Shanghai agency NeochaEDGE, at Asia Society New York on March 9, 2012.

Sean Leow, co-founder of NeoEDGE, discusses China's emerging creative community, and the "neo-traditionalist" style taking hold there.

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia


Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia on March 22, 2012. (Romel Jacinto /Flickr)

A Hip Hop Dance Response to Japan's 2011 Disaster


Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.

Photos/Video: Desperately Seeking Spirituality in Lahore

The faithful come in all forms in a Lahore shrine dedicated to a Sufi saint. (Usman Malik)

Photographer Usman Malik captures a side of Pakistani culture that many urban English-speaking Pakistanis are unfamiliar with.

Photo of the Day: Nepalese Marionettes


Traditional marionettes hanging in a store in Bagmati, Nepal on March 11, 2012. (Keso/Flickr)

Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Avoiding 'Sabotage' in Myanmar

Prime Minister of Myanmar Thein Sein addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28, 2009. (United Nations Photo/Flickr)

Conservatives in Myanmar may push back against reforms, says U.S. diplomat Priscilla Clapp, and President Thein Sein will need to be a strong leader to rebuff them.