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A Second Chance in Cambodia

On the top floor of a city center shopping mall, youngsters in baggy jeans breakdance to loud hip-hop music while an energetic emcee raps over the top. It could be a scene from any N... Read More...
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Indian Men Put on a Pretty Face

Tall, dark and handsome? Make that tall, fair and handsome in India. While savvy brand managers have always cashed in on Indian women’s obsession for lighter skin by peddling a raft of ... Read More...
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Canadian Hong Kongers

By the time the Union Jack fell at midnight in Hong Kong’s Statue Square on June 30, 1997, hundreds of thousands of the city’s residents had already left the territory that Britain ruled for ... Read More...
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Indonesia’s Religious Frontline

At 8 am each Sunday morning for two years at the Indramayu State Prison in West Java prison, the jailhouse doors were opened to allow Christians in the surrounding community to attend religious s... Read More...
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A Newly Diplomatic China Courts the World

Excerpted from Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick, to be published in May 2007 by Yale University Press. Copyright©2007 by Yale University... Read More...
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Pirates of the Thai Kingdom

The first two installments of the Thai trilogy, The Legend of King Naresuan, each topped Spider-man 3 at the box office in local theaters. The first movie, Pegu’s Hostage, pulled in about $5.5... Read More...
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Korea’s Boffins Establish a Kimchi Scale

Korea’s national dish kimchi has officially been around at least since the Shilla Dynasty of the Three Kingdoms, which spanned the period from the second century AD to the seventh. Some authorities sa... Read More...
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Shackled by the Neck

Two years ago an 18-year old Karen girl named Zember, living in a refugee village within sight of the Thai-Burma border, staged her own little personal revolution. She removed the rings she had been addi... Read More...