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China Plans to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

Cars drive through thick smog in Beijing on Sept. 21, 2008, the first day of no traffic restrictions that had limited motorists during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Beijing plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years in developing electric and hybrid vehicles.

Kashmir's Desperate Housewives

Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during the funeral procession of 19-year old Syed Farrukh Bukhari in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, on August 11, 2010. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Women in Indian-administered Kashmir are risking their lives by protesting police, shouting slogans of freedom from India.

Australian Election Cliffhanger

A combination photo shows Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. (Getty Images)
Policy In a few hours the voters of Australia will decide their next government and leader. And, according to opinion polls, it could be a cliffhanger.

A Mobile Appeal for Pakistan's Flood Victims

L to R: USAID's Dr. Rajiv Shah, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. (Else Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods.

North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.

Water: Asia's Next Challenge

Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Policy With projections of 75 per cent of the world struggling for water by 2050, and Asia's booming population, the next big challenge for Asia is the supply of fresh water.

Death Toll Rises in China: More Rain and Mudslides Expected

A worker passes buildings destroyed by mudflows at the memorial site of Zhazidong Prison on July 19, 2007 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Policy The devastating mudslides in China have killed thousands, left tens of thousands trapped, and hundreds missing, with no immediate relief in sight.

Simon Tay on ASEAN

A Chinese bank worker counts stacks of 100 yuan (14.75 USD) notes at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy China's invasion of the ASEAN markets is causing turmoil, says Asia Society Associate Fellow Simon Tay, author of the new book: Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

US-Vietnam Naval Exercises: A Message to China

Two Vietnamese border-guard officers walk past a banner welcoming the port call by the US destroyer USS John S. McCain at Tien Sa port in the central costal city of Danang on August 10, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Chinese claims to South China Sea have been met with fierce resistance by a US-Vietnam alliance.

Burma/Myanmar Sets Election Date

Myanmar's junta chief Than Shwe reviews an honor guard from his car on Armed Forces Day in the administrative capital of Naypyidaw on March 27, 2009. (Hla Hla Htay/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Burma/Myanmar's ruling junta sets election date for November 7.