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Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

Policy

A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.

Death of Wang Bei and China's Risky Plastic Surgery Craze

Wang Bei, 24, who hoped to become a pop star in China, died on the operating table when a cosmetic surgery procedure on her face went wrong. (Independent.co.uk)
Lifestyle

China's obsession with using cosmetic surgery to enhance body image raises bigger, more important questions.

WikiLeaks: Is It Treason?

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on Nov. 28, 2010. WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl describes the latest dumping of classified documents by WikiLeaks.

Photo of the Day: A Bridge to Nowhere

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.
Lifestyle

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.

Why Did North Korea Do It?

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Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

Beijing Air 'Crazy Bad'

From L to R: Beijing air on June 19, 2009 and on June 22, 2009. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy the air quality index in Beijing sometimes goes above 500

Analysis: The Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Two days after regaining freedom from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the charismatic leader of Burma/Myanmar's opposition, lost no time jumping back into politics. Her 15-year detention kept her on the political sidelines for the country's recent elections, but Suu Kyi addressed her supporters in defiant terms just minutes after her release.

But what does her release mean? Asia Society experts weigh in on what's next for the pro-democracy icon.

Photo of the Day: In Guangzhou, Diving to Save the Game

Yu Miao of China stops the ball from reaching the boundary during the women's group pool
Lifestyle

A cricket match against China at the Guanggong cricket stadium in Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games on November 15, 2010.

The G-20 Summit, Just a Piece of Paper?

In this screen grab, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl speaks with <i>CNN</i> in Seoul, South Korea.
Policy Asia Society's Jamie Metzl questions the outcome of this year's G-20 Summit in Seoul.