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Asia Society Global Council Member Tommy Koh: Safe Water is a 'Human Right'

Clean drinking water from rainwater harvesting tank in Tilonia, India. (Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia/Flickr)

700 million people in Asia don't have access to safe drinking water. In a Straits Times op-ed, Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh proposes solutions for a looming crisis.

Interview: New Website Tracks China's Air Pollution in Pictures


China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society's China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China's major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).

Watch: New Documentary Short Explores Northern China's Huge Water Crisis


"The Story of Invisible Water," produced by Asia Society's China Green project, heads to the North China Plain to shed light on "of the world’s worst environmental crises."

Video: China's Natural Forests Under 'Savage Attack'


Asia Society's China Green project's latest video, "China's Fragile Forests," was produced by China-based multimedia journalist Sean Gallagher.

Video: Photographer Sean Gallagher Says China's Environment 'Everybody's Problem'


Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher outlines China's wide-ranging environmental problems in this multimedia profile.

Photos: The Resource Conflict in India's Coal-Mining State


Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.

Interview: China Photographer Sean Gallagher Discusses Threat to Pandas [Photos]

Pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China live in climate-controlled enclosures.  (Sean Gallagher)

As giant pandas "Chubby" and "Happy" settle into their new home at a French zoo, China environmental photographer Sean Gallagher discusses their endangered status and shares photos of their old home in Chengdu, China.

Pollution Has Residents Breathless in Beijing

A truck containing used plastic bottles travels along a highway covered in haze in Beijing on December 5, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Air pollution in Beijing is nothing new. But this week international media has been reporting that the thick smog hanging over China's capital actually appears to be getting worse.

Upcoming Summits Underscore Importance of East Asia in U.S. Strategy

(L to R) Chinese President Hu Jintao, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stand together for a photograph at the Group of 20 (G20) Cannes Summit at the Palais des Festivals November 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Chris Ratcliffe-Pool/Getty Images)

Earlier today, the Asia Society released a task force report entitled U.S.-East Asia Relations: A Strategy for Multilateral Engagement. This report, compiled by an international group of experts, presents a series of practical recommendations on what the U.S. can do to build constructive relationships with Asian countries.

Orville Schell on Walmart and the Greening of China

Walmart in Shenzhen, China. (dcmaster/Flickr)

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the U.S.-China Center at Asia Society, has an article in The Atlantic discussing how a burgeoning "green movement" has affected Walmart's relationship with China. Are the world's most populous country and the world's largest corporation at the vanguard of a growing environmental movement? Schell isn't so sure: