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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.
Aug 29th, 2012
Canada is the new Africa in China's quest for oil
What Africa can teach China about the CNOOC-Nexen bid.
Sep 3rd, 2012
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.
Aug 29th, 2012
A lesson in Sikh philosophy
Sikh philosophy can help you find answers to many of the questions of our existence and purpose in life.
Aug 31st, 2011
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.
Jul 19th, 2012
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.
May 9th, 2012
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...
Feb 26th, 2012
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.
Mar 15th, 2012
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.
Feb 7th, 2012
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.
Jan 22nd, 2012