How the Qing Court Sowed the Seeds of Environmental Protection in China
Jonathan Schlesinger, the author of “A World Trimmed With Fur,” discusses the Qing dynasty’s resource management and its influence on conservation in modern China.
Mongolia, With Deep Ties to Dalai Lama, Turns From Him Toward China
The country appeared to be bowing to pressure from Beijing after the spiritual leader’s visit, but his trip prompted speculation that his successor might be born there.
A Documentary Star Is Born: The Girl Who Hunts With Eagles
Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the teenager from Mongolia who is in the film, is on the Hollywood awards circuit and isn’t homesick, though she misses her eagle.
Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia Could Fray Its Ties to China
Mongolian leaders are pursuing a $4.2 billion loan from Beijing, which views the spiritual leader as a separatist seeking to split Tibet from China.
How China’s Politics of Control Shape the Debate on Deserts
Troy Sternberg, an Oxford researcher, shares his views on why government efforts to hold back the growth of deserts are exacerbating the problem.
A Chinese Scholar on the Changing World of the Yugur Nomads
A traditions of the nomadic herders are fading as the government restricts grazing on the grasslands and promotes the move to more permanent homes.
Sending Mail in Mongolia? ‘Dissident.sloth.ploy’ Could Be the Address
Oddly poetic three-word codes will soon act as addresses in Mongolia, one of the world’s most sparsely populated nations.
The Week on Instagram
Photos posted this week on @nytimes took Instagram followers from Orlando to Inner Mongolia.
China Resists Harshly Punishing Those Responsible for Wrongful Convictions
While officials have become more transparent about such cases, punishment for those accused of falsifying evidence and using coercive techniques is often lax.
China Is Said to Arrest 4 Human Rights Advocates
The move against the four, already detained for six months, continues a nationwide sweep of more than 200 lawyers and associates who worked on civil rights cases.
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