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Pollution Has Residents Breathless in Beijing

A truck containing used plastic bottles travels along a highway covered in haze in Beijing on December 5, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Air pollution in Beijing is nothing new. But this week international media has been reporting that the thick smog hanging over China's capital actually appears to be getting worse.

Survey: Hong Kong Slightly Cheaper, But Still One of Asia's 10 Most Expensive Cities

Hong Kong harbor. (Roger Wagner/Flickr)
Business

Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore have overtaken Hong Kong among the 10 most expensive places in Asia, according to a survey just published by ECA International for the year 2011.

Photo of the Day: Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and sailors aboard USS Pearl Harbor stand in formation during a 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor here Dec. 7. (Cpl. Tommy Huynh/U.S. Marine Corps/Flickr)
Multimedia

Some days have profoundly changed the world. December 7, 1941, is one of them. The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces brought the United States into World War II. The conflict was the bloodiest war in history and a tragedy for all humankind. But it was also a turning point in history.

Michelle Yeoh is 'The Lady': Actress Brings Aung San Suu Kyi’s Story to Screen

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady (2011). (Cohen Media Group)
Arts

It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San Suu Kyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and Suu Kyi share a startling physical resemblance.

Photos: Protests in Nepal Over Genetically Engineered Seeds

Lifestyle

Writer and photographer Kashish Das Shrestha shares his photos of anti-Monsanto protests and the agricultural landscapes in Nepal.

Photo of the Day: Ni Howdy! Chinese Cowboys

Multimedia

A Chinese cowboy with his herd of horses taken in 1988 somewhere between between Urumqi, Kashgar and the Pakistan border. (Juha Riissanen /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Games at Dusk, Uzbekistan

Multimedia

Boys play a game at dusk in Bukhara, Uzbekistan in September 2010.(Tyler Palma /Flickr)

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Make Case at Bonn Afghanistan Conference

Tamim Asey (2nd row, 4th from L) and fellow Afghan leaders at Asia Society's Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative (AYLI) in Kabul in Oct. 2011.
Policy

Young Afghans who are part of Asia Society's Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative (AYLI) submitted a report on key issues facing their country, and strategies to solve them, to the Afghanistan International Conference convening in Bonn this week.

2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Winner Peers 'Behind the Curtain' in China

Tuong Vu, Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Richard McGregor at Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award luncheon in New York City on Dec. 1, 2011. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

In New York last Thursday, Financial Times journalist Richard McGregor received Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award for The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, an honor for which he was presented a $20,000 prize at an Asia Society luncheon.

What Are Asian Nations Saying About Sri Lanka’s Conflict?

Sri Lankan state workers and ruling party activists protest outside the main railway station in Colombo on August 2, 2011. The protest was aimed to denounce Britain's Channel 4 documentary 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields'. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo gets the discussion started in advance of a New York event about a controversial Channel 4 film about Sri Lanka's civil war.