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Photo of the Day: Walking on a Busy Street in Beijing

An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)
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An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)

Why the US and China Should Focus on Air Pollution to Tackle Climate Change

Photographs of Beijing on a blue-sky day (June 19, 2009) and a smoggy day (June 22, 2009). (Lin Yang and John Billingsley/Asia Society)
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The U.S. and China can mitigate climate change and create economic and social benefits by collaborating to reduce air pollution, writes environmental economist Junjie Zhang.

Photos: Manta Rays and the Medicinal Belief That Is Killing Them

Indonesia, recognizing mantas as iconic marine creatures with incredible tourism potential value, just declared the world's biggest manta sanctuary at 2.3 million sq. miles. (Shawn Heinrichs for WildAid/Conservation International)
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Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs sheds light on Indonesia's endangered manta ray population.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Under the Setting Sun in Thailand

A man in his boat is silhouetted against the setting red sun in Phangan, Thailand on February 18, 2014. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
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A man in his boat is silhouetted against the setting red sun in Phangan, Thailand on February 18, 2014. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)

Video: Capitalism, Dying Languages Inspire Nalini Malani's Modern Shadow Play

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Indian artist Nalini Malani introduces audiences to her video/shadow-play exhibition, Transgressions, now on view at Asia Society Museum, and talks about the various sources of inspiration underlying her work.

Photo of the Day: Sitting Picture Perfect in India

A fox sits still for a photograph in Jorbeer, India on February 2, 2014. (Sumeet Moghe/Flickr)
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A fox sits still for a photograph in Jorbeer, India on February 2, 2014. (Sumeet Moghe/Flickr)

How China Made Sure There'd Be No 'Touch of Sin' at the Oscars

Jiang Wu in 'A Touch of Sin.'

Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' has thus far been denied an official release permit in China — tantamount to an Oscars ban, writes Jonathan Landreth.

Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.

Top U.S. Economic Advisor Says Asia and U.S. Need Policy Shifts to Accelerate Growth

Caroline Atkinson, President Obama's top adviser on international economics, speaks at Asia Society New York on February 27, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society New York, Caroline Atkinson, President Obama’s leading advisor on international economics, described the need for the United States and Asian countries to collaborate on policies that will power global economic growth.

Listen: Former Ambassador Urges U.S. Action on TPP Negotiations

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (2nd L), Japan Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari (L), Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed (R) and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang (2nd R) attend a press conference at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial meeting in Singapore on February 25, 2014. Asia Pacific trade ministers began a fresh round of talks in Singapore February 22 for a huge US-led Pacific free trade area, hoping to conclude a deal this year after missing a deadline in 2013. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chan Heng Chee, Former Singaporean Ambassador to the United States, comments on the progress and prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, following the February 22-25 round of ministerial negotiations.