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Photo of the Day: A Great Wall Covered in Smog in China

The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

Interview: How Much Did Your Backpacking Trip Through Asia Impact the Environment?

A still from 'Gringo Trails.'
Lifestyle

Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary 'Gringo Trails,' on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.
Policy

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope.

Video: Can Beijing Clean Up its Air the Same Way New York and London Did?

Lifestyle

The video "Fresh Air by 2030" is the latest offering from our partner site China Green, a production of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Are the US and China Finally Getting Serious About Climate Change?

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in California on June 7, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While recent developments have raised hopes the so-called “Group of Two” is making strides, the countries are "not even close" on some key targets, writes Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang.

Could Beijing's Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero's After 9/11?

Commuters cross a Beijing street in heavy air pollution, January 30, 2013. On this day, when PM2.5 readings reached a high of 315, according to measurements taken by the U.S. Department of State, Beijing officials urged people to stay indoors. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you.

Ian Bremmer: Obama Should Team With China on 'Joint Clean Energy Push'

Ian Bremmer (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Three questions for political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears in conversation with Kishore Mahbubani on Wednesday, February 6, at Asia Society in New York. Tune in at 6:30pm ET for the free live webcast.

Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Ahead of the Year of the Snake, a model poses with a snake to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.

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)
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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.