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Photo of the Day: A Little Bit of Monkey Business in India

A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)
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A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)

How Governments Are Managing Food Safety as International Trade Grows

Delegates attend the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance Food Safety Cooperation Forum Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 13, 2013.
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Shom Sen, Asia Society's Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his perspective on how globalization is making it harder for governments to enforce food safety standards, and what governments and businesses can do to help improve food safety.

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.