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Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013
December 31, 2013

Asia’s Business Winners and Losers for 2013

By Anthony Fensom
It was a good year for some of the region’s titans. For others…less so.

Making the Chinese Dream Come True
December 31, 2013

Making the Chinese Dream Come True

By Richard Ghiasy, Stephan Mothe, and Frances Pontemayor
If the Chinese Dream is to lead to a more viable social contract, the CPC must review how it produces and packages its messages.
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
December 31, 2013

Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk

By Charles Kennedy
The Pentagon is claiming that it has growing access to sources outside China.

Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests
December 31, 2013

Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests

By Mong Palatino
The year 2013 will be remembered in Southeast Asia as one of deadly disasters and massive post-election protests.

China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014
December 31, 2013

China Faces Local Debt Conundrum in 2014

By James Parker
An audit shows local government debt at a level that requires action.

Abenomics in 2013: Is Japan Back?
December 31, 2013

Abenomics in 2013: Is Japan Back?

By Ankit Panda
Shinzo Abe's economic policies had a great year in 2013 but challenges lie ahead.

U.S. Intelligence Community Pessimistic About the Future of Afghanistan
December 31, 2013

U.S. Intelligence Community Pessimistic About the Future of Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
Afghanistan is at a crossroads today but U.S. pessimism is largely overblown.
More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead
December 31, 2013

More Violence in Xinjiang Leaves 8 Dead

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese state media are reporting another incidence of violence in Xinjiang.

China’s Tobacco Addiction
December 30, 2013

China’s Tobacco Addiction

By Shannon Tiezzi
Forget pollution, China’s astronomical smoking rates are really fouling up the air - and it's going to be a tough fix.

New Year’s Eve: Dubai Will Attempt “Largest Fireworks Display” World Record
December 30, 2013

New Year’s Eve: Dubai Will Attempt “Largest Fireworks Display” World Record

By J.T. Quigley
The massive pyrotechnic show will act as a prelude to Dubai’s World Expo 2020 win.

Method in Modi's Melancholy
December 30, 2013

Method in Modi's Melancholy

By Sanjay Kumar
Is Narendra Modi really in "anguish" about the 2002 Gujarat Riots?
The Top Asia-Pacific Stories for 2013
December 27, 2013

The Top Asia-Pacific Stories for 2013

By The Diplomat editors
The Diplomat's editors wrap up the top trends and stories from 2013 ahead of the New Year.

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