As the United States votes for its next president, China, too, is preparing for a leadership change — although much less is known about that process, which begins Thursday with the start of the 18th National Congress.
With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.
A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
President Obama and Mitt Romney have both tried to outdo one another in tough talk on China during this election.
Arirang or Mass Games, regimented performances that stress group dynamics, were held in Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.
In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?
Jonathan Landreth reports from a rare public exchange between Lewis Coleman, president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks, and Han Sanping, president of the China Film Group, the nation’s monopoly film importer.
A dusky purple glow bathes Maiko Park in Kobe, Japan on October 7, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)
The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the Internet's role in establishing a civil society.