A man holds up decorative oil lamps at a shop ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India on November 6, 2012. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo gallery documents the aftermath of this past weekend's earthquake in northern Myanmar, which brought down a bridge, damaged a Buddhist pagoda, and claimed several lives.
An elephant charges to protect its land in the Kabini Forest in Nagarle, Karnataka, Indonesia on May 30, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the "perils of prediction" when it comes to China's leadership.
In Asia, says the latest winner of Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, water has gone from being just an environmental issue to becoming a strategic issue.
Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang argues that addressing China's pollution and environmental degradation problems must be at the top of Xi Jinping's agenda.
The sun sets over the rocky waters in Labuan, Malaysia on May 28, 2012. (SaturatedEyes/Flickr)
As China ushers in a new generation of leaders, Hamid Biglari, Head of Emerging Markets at Citicorp, discusses topics that should be at the top of Xi Jinping's to-do list.
A young girl draws on the pavement in the summer sun in Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong on July 18, 2012. (55Laney69/Flickr)
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.
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