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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.
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.
2018/07/06 | Saigoneer
ILLUSTRATION: Artist Inks Vietnam's Iconic Musical Instruments
The ink on postage stamp illustrations act as a powerful expression of Vietnam's traditional musical culture.
2018/06/27 | TNL Staff
Japanese Manga Commemorates Birth of Filipino Hero Jose Rizal
Japanese creatives have released a free manga commemorating the 157th anniversary of the birth of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal.
2018/06/17 | Leora Joy
Taipei and the Tactics of Everyday Life
Creative resistance allows residents to make their cities work for them in surprising ways.
2018/06/15 | Atlas Obscura
From Nazis to Noodles: How Shanghai Welcomed WWII's Jewish Refugees
Shanghai's Hongkou was one of the few places in the world to throw open its doors to Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany.
2018/06/15 | Saigoneer
Walking the '60s Aisles of Saigon's First Ever Supermarket
The opening in 1967 attracted the cream of Saigon society.