A folk artist pauses while waiting to perform at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing. The lunar New Year began on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
By 2050, the planet will add the equivalent of a new China and India in population. Africa is increasingly seen as the new global breadbasket in the quest to feed all those people.
Diver Guo Jingjing, the most successful female athlete in Olympic diving history, has decided to retire, Chinese media reported on Sunday.
A caparisoned elephant is seen during the annual temple festival in Kochi, southern India. The festival features a colorful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts.
If you're wondering how financial planner Charles Failla sees the next decade of investing and beyond, consider this: Both his 3-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter are studying Mandarin. "That gives you some idea about my conviction on emerging markets," says Mr. Failla, principal at Sovereign Financial Group in New York. While the "jury is still out on the US – which has a lot of problems to fix – I am very optimistic about China and India over the next 20 years." There's plenty of advice about what investors should do for 2011. But where do financial pros suggest you put your money through 2020? Here are five themes for the new decade:
On the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, global disaster relief is under the microscope. A $15-billion-a-year industry with 250,000 workers, the stakes are high – but from each tsunami, quake, hurricane, and drought, we learn what works and what doesn't.
An Indian boy holds up his national flag before his team's AFC Asian Cup Group C soccer match against Australia at Al Saad Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.
Stock market closed after angry investors take to the streets.
Raw recruits attend training at an Army recruitment training center in Nonsan, south of Seoul, South Korea.