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2018/09/07 | Stuart Heaver

China's One Belt, One Road Is One Dimensional Compared with the Maritime Original

Exploring the breadth and diversity of cultural and economic exchange enabled by the Maritime Silk Road reveals the comparative paucity of its modern-day counterpart.

2018/08/29 | 鄺健銘

Malaysian Singer's 'Motherland' Comments Stir Chinese Introspection

When Malaysian singer Priscilla Abby referred to China as her 'motherland' on a Chinese TV show, it whipped the overseas Chinese community into a frenzy.

2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou

The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?

2018/08/17 | Saigoneer

PHOTO STORY: Sneak Peeks of Vietnam's Streets

Photographer Victor Morante gives you a kerbside view of Vietnam's streets.

2018/08/17 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: China's Million Prisoner Question

China has so far offered only deflections and denials in the face of questions over its mistreatment of millions of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

2018/08/15 | David Green

BOOK REVIEW: 'Scales of Injustice,' the Complete Fiction of Lōa Hô

Known as 'the father of modern Taiwanese Fiction,' Lōa Hô shines a light on Taiwan's colonial past and the long-suffering people who populated it.

2018/08/10 | Saigoneer

VIETNAM: Abandoned Waterpark Hosts Indonesian Singer Niki's 'Warpaint' Video

The abandoned Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark outside of Hue offers a timeless backdrop for an empowering musical journey.

2018/08/10 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Resorts Bet on Hospitality as Hotel Price War Looms

Taiwanese resorts must double down on service amid the prospect of a price war.

2018/08/03 | Saigoneer

PHOTOS: Malaysian Artist Brings the Past to Life in Miniature

Lim Pui Wan fell into doll design after reading a Taiwanese book on the craft as a child.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?

Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars

The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China

China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.

2018/07/20 | Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya & Ankita Bora

PHOTO ESSAY: A Journey Along India's Assam-Nagaland Insurgent Border

The 400-km-plus border in northeast India, site of periodic eruptions of conflict, also bears witness to friendship, family and hope.

2018/07/20 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Saturday Night Dive

Attempts to launch 'Saturday Night Live' in China have hit predictable headwinds.