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Asia Society Fellows Provide 'The Takeaway' on Hu's Visit

US President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) during a State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2011. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Simon Tay and Shen Dingli offer public radio some background on what's unfolding in Washington. 

An Open Letter to President Hu Jintao... from Uncle Sam

US President Barack Obama (L) shaking hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao during their bilateral meeting in Seoul at the start of the G20 summit on Nov. 11, 2010. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

US-China collaboration is the key to solving this century's challenges. 

Photo of the Day: In Nepal, UN Mission Wraps It Up

Policy

United Nations peace mission to Nepal ends after 4 years.

The Tiger Mommy: A Controversial Look at 'Chinese Parenting'

<i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, 2011).
Lifestyle

A mother and noted law professor offers her take on "cultural differences."  

Clinton Urges China to Fulfill Promise Days Before Hu Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 1st annual Richard C. Holbrooke lecture on Jan. 14, 2011 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Clinton made a passionate call for China to improve human rights, pledging not to shy away from disagreements ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday put pressure on China to improve its human rights record. 

Photo of the Day: Sack Time at the Office

Lifestyle

A laborer in Hyderabad does what we'd all like to do on the job. 

Photo of the Day: Self-Portrait with Monument

Policy

A Chinese security guard stationed on the Great Wall looks his best before a visit by US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. 

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics.

Photo of the Day: Kashmiri Fisherman Braces for Cold

Lifestyle

Thousands of homeless people are seeking refuge from the cold wave that has killed 160 people in India.

Can Another Food Crisis Be Prevented in 2011?

A vendor carries vegetables on a bicycle along a street in downtown Hanoi on December 17, 2010. The consumer-price index hit 11.1 percent in November, assuring that the full-year inflation rate will be a double figures. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Rising food prices are raising concerns of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, which led to widespread food shortages and rioting across Asia.