City governments across China need to repay the debt owed to the migrant workers who have generated their tax revenues for so long, says prominent workers’ rights advocate Han Dongfang.
Tan Zuoren, who had collected sensitive information about a major 2008 earthquake, lost his appeal against a five-year jail sentence on Wednesday. He and other activists in China have faced tougher controls in recent years.
A Sun Bear is fed an orange by a zoo keeper, at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., on Friday. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has released a $175 million master plan that will add a parking lot where Rosenblatt Stadium now sits and an African grasslands exhibit on the east side of the zoo.
The Dust Bowl. During the 1930s, a period of severe dust storms engulfed the American and Canadian prairie lands. The cause: a severe drought coupled with decades of land misuse that left topsoil susceptible to the wind. The so called "black blizzards" forced hundreds of thousands of people in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota to abandon their farms, exacerbating the dire economic conditions of the Great Depression. This image shows a dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas, on April 18, 1935.
China is often depicted in extremes. But in figuring out how much China has changed or how much it has stayed the same, the trick may be simply to refuse to choose between those two options.
A man dives into a polluted section of the River Yamuna to scavenge for ornaments and coins left by Hindus at the river bank in New Delhi, India, on March 22. On World Water Day, officials say factories are ignoring regulations and dumping untreated sewage and industrial pollution into the river that gives much of the capital its drinking water.
Google's struggles with censorship in China carry lessons for others who would do business there, and for proponents of an open Internet.
The Internet was buzzing today that the Chinese government has dropped censorship of Google search items such as 'Tiananmen Square massacre' and 'Dalai Lama.'
Peggy, a guinea pig, poses for photos after having its hair brushed and styled at PetZoo, a beauty parlor for pets in Cuenca, Ecuador, on March 9.