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Video: Sensors Strapped to Kites Search for Clues in Beijing's Dirty Air

A Beijing resident holds up a FLOAT kite fitted with an air quality sensor. (Joshua Frank/ChinaFile)
Multimedia

Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing's air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.

Photos: Watch Beijing's Air Quality Get Worse and Worse and Worse and ...

Looking south toward Beijing's Bell and Drum Towers from north of the city's second ring road in the afternoon on January 12, 2013. (David Green/China Air Daily)
Lifestyle

As the "airpocalypse" continues in northern China, we check in with Michael Zhao, founder of Asia Society's China Air Daily website project, to see if there are any signs of hope.

Photo of the Day: A Bit of Irony in the Forbidden City

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Multimedia

An "ObaMao" T-Shirt hangs on a clothes line in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on January 8, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)

In 2012 it Was Full Speed Ahead on China's Rails

Policy

Asia Society's ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways.

Photo of the Day: Rainy Day Stroll in China

Friends take a walk in the rain in Guangminglou, Beijing, China on September 25, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)
Multimedia

Friends take a walk in the rain in Guangminglou, Beijing, China on September 25, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)

The Strange Things Banned Before China's Party Congress, Explained

Chinese paramilitary policemen parade in front of Tiananmen Square on Nov. 7, 2012 in Beijing. The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) convenes in Beijing on Nov. 8. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Policy

Unpredictable, not to say bizarre, restrictions ahead of the 18th Party Congress have inconvenienced pigeon owners and taxi riders, among other segments of the population.

Orville Schell: Beijing on Edge as It Gropes Way Toward New Leadership

Beijing's Tiananmen Square, photographed in October 2012. (duggadugdug/Flickr)
Policy

With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.

Interview: A Video for Chinese People 'Concerned About the Air They Breathe'

Multimedia

After months of documenting China's air quality, Asia Society's China Air Daily project will now take its findings to an international photography festival in China's Shanxi Province.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over the Forbidden City in Beijing

An early morning sun peeks through the clouds above the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 24, 2012. (Greg Annandale/Flickr)
Multimedia

An early morning sun peeks through the clouds above the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 24, 2012. (Greg Annandale/Flickr)

Beijing-Copenhagen Partnership Is Good News for the People's Republic of Cycling

Beijing street scene on April 6, 2012. (iamuday/Flickr)
Sustainability

How a grassroots urban movement and a sister-city agreement with Denmark may make bicycling hip again in China's big cities.