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Sports, culture and the arts are a passion for billions in the Asia-Pacific, and offer unique insights into what makes countries here tick. From the latest cricket match to prize-winning novels and the latest art exhibitions, The Diplomat's bloggers cover it all, giving you a fresh perspective on the region.

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Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?
October 25, 2018

Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?

By James X. Morris
Taiwan authorities halt Fuh Sheng No. 11 for labor violations. Are Taiwan’s fishing practices finally changing?
Singapore: Crazy Rich But Still Behind on Gay Rights
October 24, 2018

Singapore: Crazy Rich But Still Behind on Gay Rights

By Chirag Agarwal
Singapore’s protection of its LGBT community leaves much to be desired.

Commercializing Tradition in Yunnan, China
October 11, 2018

Commercializing Tradition in Yunnan, China

By Layne Vandenberg
An interview with Thiago Braga on pu’er tea culture and industry

Life in New York's Little Pakistan
October 05, 2018

Life in New York's Little Pakistan

By Nushmiya Sukhera
This once-thriving community is still trying to put itself back together after the 9/11 attacks.

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry
October 03, 2018

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Another Hindu temple will open its gates to women, reigniting the debate on Indian secularism.
Goodbye, Dr. Ho: The Passing of a Chinese Doctor (and Tourist Attraction)
October 02, 2018

Goodbye, Dr. Ho: The Passing of a Chinese Doctor (and Tourist Attraction)

By Keith Lyons
Dr. Ho, a longtime draw for tourists in southwest China, passed away at aged 95.

Meet Lin Xi: A Progressive Female Character in a Chinese Drama
September 27, 2018

Meet Lin Xi: A Progressive Female Character in a Chinese Drama

By Layne Vandenberg
The second season of China’s famous TV show, Nirvana in Fire (琅琊榜), sets a progressive character into a period drama.
India’s Problem With Women
September 26, 2018

India’s Problem With Women

By Tej Parikh
As tradition and modernity collide, India is the world's most dangerous place for women.

Crazy Rich Asians: A Clash of East and West?
September 19, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians: A Clash of East and West?

By Antonina Luszczykiewicz and Krzysztof Iwanek
The East may not become the West, but it can surely buy it out.

From Film to Reality: How Fans Find Their Fantasy Worlds
September 14, 2018

From Film to Reality: How Fans Find Their Fantasy Worlds

By Layne Vandenberg
Jiufen’s A-Mei Teahouse may not have inspired Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, but fans visit in droves anyway.

Paint It Saffron: The Colors of Indian Political Parties
September 10, 2018

Paint It Saffron: The Colors of Indian Political Parties

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Just like symbols, colors are a part of a party’s image.
‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India
September 09, 2018

‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India

By Avinash Giri
A new short film attempts to bridge the gap between imagined and real poverty in India.

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