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People pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing, February 2010.  (Jason Lee / Courtesy Reuters)

By John Osburg
- via Foreign Affairs    Aug 18, 2014

China's New Rich and Its Crisis of Values August 18, 2014 John Osburg Will Chinese economic development ultimately lead to political development? In his new book, Age of Ambition, the journalist Evan Osnos discovers what might be the missing link: the emergence in Chinese society of a search for dignity. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. By EVAN OSNOS. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014, 416 pp. $27.00.

The Bhai-Bhai Lie

A signboard on the Indian side of the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009.  (Adnan Abidi / Courtesy Reuters)

By Tansen Sen
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 11, 2014

The False Narrative of Chinese-Indian Friendship July 11, 2014 Tansen Sen Since at least the first half of the twentieth century, Chinese and Indian elites have justified present-day friendship between China and India on the basis of allegedly harmonious ancient ties. But an increasing number of scholars are acknowledging that this narrative drastically distorts historical reality. India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought EDITED BY JOHN KIESCHNICK AND MEIR SHAHAR. University of Pennsylvania Press, 352 pp. $65.00.

Austrians gather to celebrate ‘The Legend’ Kasai’s career

via The Japan Times    Jan 14, 2018

A celebration was held Saturday for ski jumper Noriaki “The Legend” Kasai to commemorate his achievements in a career spanning nearly 30 years.Kasai, who is ...

Publication of anti-Semitic pamphlets by revered French novelist Louis-Ferdinand Celine sparks dispute

via The Japan Times    Jan 07, 2018

The planned publication of anti-Semitic pamphlets written by a revered novelist has sparked a fierce row in France, with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighing in ...

Japanese-style hospitality at the heart of Eurasia

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 28, 2017

Located at the heart of Kazakhstan's financial and cultural center, Rixos Almaty takes in pride in how its own brand of service and makes sure that all its guests, from wherever they visit, feel at...

Poland’s Jet Story finds success in the U.S. and Europe

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Aug 31, 2016

With a recent change in brand, Polish business jet operator Jet Story is hoping to attract a larger clientele, specifically in Western Europe and the United States. Through brokers and potential pa...

Puro Chile: Unique aesthetic, shared sensibility

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 30, 2016

Puro Chile was formed in 2004 to promote the best of the Chilean architecture and design, which is characterized by simplicity and adaptability to the country’s geographic reality. The project has ...

For some Chilean farmers, growth isn’t a tough nut to crack

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Aug 24, 2016

Unfazed by the more established reputations and better brand awareness of its competing markets, Chile is determined to give other nut-growing countries and regions a run for their money.

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