The International Monetary Fund admitted the yuan into the SDR basket of currencies on Monday and the People’s Bank of China has pledged to keep the currency stable as it vies to be a major economic player. (Photo: Kyoto)
World leaders launch an ambitious attempt to hold back the earth's rising temeratures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining. Ivor Bennett looks at how investors are viewing the conference and what sort of deal might be reached. (Photo: AP)
Hong Kong citizens' increasing awareness of heritage conservation and the making of a new large government storage facitlity spark the need for more professionaly trained conservators. Recent projects include the restoration of sculptures rescued from the now demolished Tiger Balm Garden, traditional Chinese children's hats, and paintings donated by Wu Guanzhong.
Thailand serves up a five-star buffet for thousands of monkeys at an annual festival. (Photo: EPA)