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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? For many Indian women, this question has become a curse.

Canada is the new Africa in China's quest for oil

What Africa can teach China about the CNOOC-Nexen bid.

Chinese official explains expensive watches amid fury on Sina Weibo

Chinese Web users are angry at a photo of a local official smiling at a fatal crash in the country's northeast.

A lesson in Sikh philosophy

Sikh philosophy can help you find answers to many of the questions of our existence and purpose in life.

China's censorship comes at too high a cost

The Chinese government has undertaken extensive efforts to stifle the private intelligence industry for the sake of national security, but it may come at a high cost.

After "Vicky Donor", sperm donations no longer taboo in India

A Bollywood movie is shifting attitudes around sperm donation in India. But while some young men are stepping up to become sperm donors, old prejudices remain.

Hong Kong and China tensions: one country, two solitudes

Earlier this year, The Diplomat magazine published an article about a televised rant by Kong Qingdong, a Peking University professor of literature, against Hong Kong, who denounced Mandarin...

China's new 'real name' regulations to strip web users of anonymity

Anonymous posts become a thing of the past. China expands its "real-name" Internet regulation nationwide Friday.

Enbridge CEO among delegates on Harper’s China visit

Over 40 Canadian executives are joining the Prime Minister on his trip to talk trade in China. One of them is Patrick Daniel, CEO of Northern Gateway pipeline proponent Enbridge.

Warren Buffett sings for Chinese New Year: Video

The world's third-richest man sang on his ukulele, wishing China a happy Year of the Water Dragon.