Her victory at Roland Garros has proven that Chinese players can defy the state system – and still win.
王学进 WANG XUEJING
A Chinese blogger ponders the Grand Slam win of compatriot Li Na and wonders how much the tennis champion owes to China's national sporting policy.
RACHEL HUANG
Chinese netizens have lambasted the China-born pianist for refusing to play a piece for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen uprising. Are they justified?
Sakurayen 嚴櫻
An Israeli satire show recently used the popular iPhone game to make fun of the peace process. In a way, it's the perfect crash course on the impossibility of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Local reports say the 33 men who riveted the world with the survival-and-rescue story will be coming to Israel. But that may be just half the story. Where are they really going?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
When the new lunar month begins this week, the holiday season will start for both the Jews and Arabs. But will there be the ultimate celebration, that of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Faith says it should.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Big names like John Woo, Tsui Hark, Tran Anh Hung and Takashi Miike are leading the Asian contingent at the Venice Film Festival this year.
BERNICE TANG
The Takarazuka Revue has an all-female cast which gives kabuki’s all-male cast a run for its money.
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