May 06, 2014
Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
By Clare Hubbard
Recent examples of Western pop incorporating Asian elements have met with a mixed reaction.
April 24, 2014
Justin Bieber Visits Japan’s Yasukuni War Shrine
By Zachary Keck
The pop star’s visit was highly controversial and won him criticism from China’s Foreign Ministry.
January 28, 2014
Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
By J.T. Quigley
Ruhan’s squeaky-clean image is a stark contrast to her hard-partying Western peers.
December 11, 2013
Justin Bieber Surprises Philippine Typhoon Victims With Secret Visit
By The Diplomat Staff
The global pop star traveled to Tacoloban, Philippines to perform for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
September 18, 2013
Hong Kong Marathon: No More "Selfies"
A rash of accidents at Hong Kong’s biggest footrace dramatically illustrate Asia’s “selfie” craze.
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