Photo Essays

The Shifting Sands of Xinjiang

In the wake of bloody ethnic clashes in China's stark Xinjiang region in July 2009, photographer Q. Sakamaki captures how minority Uighur life is changing — and...

The Crew Comes Home

The crew of 24 was held in Hainan, China, for 11 days after a collision with a Chinese military jet and an emergency landing on Chinese soil

Color My Dog!

Dog owners make over their best friends just in time for summer in Wuhan, China

Venezuela Mourns the Death of Hugo Chavez

Following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, scores of mourners took to the streets of Caracas to mourn his death. Chavez died at 58 following after...

Three Days In and Out of Tibet

Protests against Chinese rule in Tibet that erupted in Lhasa on March 14 spread to China and farflung cities over the weekend

Remembering Tiananmen Square

On the morning of June 4, 1989, months of student protests were violently quashed by China's soldiers in the heart of Beijing, leaving a legacy that the world...

India's Contraband Wildlife

Despite heightened international efforts to halt wildlife smuggling, dozens of species continue to be killed, felled or captured alive in India to be smuggled to...

Bye-Bye, Panda Tai Shan

Photographer Brooks Kraft's exclusive photos of the beloved panda bear on his way home to Chengdu, China, from the National Zoo in Washington

A New Look at Old Shanghai

The colonial Chinese city is feted for its historical architecture, but the Shanghai of today is emblematic of a very modern China Photographs by Julien Daniel...

Portraits of Chinese Workers

At an LED factory in Shenzhen, TIME meets some of the young men and women — all of them migrants — who are fueling China's booming economic growth By Austin...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Hundreds of millions of people flocked outdoors on July 22 to watch the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, a 6-min. spectacle that was visible...