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In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune
One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk.
Ex-Judo Star Poised to Win Mongolia’s Presidential Race
A populist business tycoon, Khaltmaa Battulga, received 50.6 percent of the votes in a runoff with most polling stations counted. His slogan: “Mongolia First.”
Drought in Northern China Is Worst on Record, Officials Say
Crops are wilting, farmers and herders are desperate for water and economic losses are estimated to be at least $780 million so far.
Saiga Antelopes Are Struck Again by a Plague in Central Asia
An ancient species that once roamed grasslands with woolly mammoths is dying in great numbers in Mongolia, with harmful factors piling up.
Mongolians Demonstrate in Capital Demanding Action on Smog
Thousands of Mongolians stood in frigid weather on Saturday for the second time this winter to demand that the government strengthen its response to the smog that routinely blankets Ulan Bator.
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.
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