Changing the school instruction language to Mandarin will impact Mongolian children, their families and their communities.
In Inner Mongolia, China's new bilingual education policy comes at the expense of Mongolian language and culture.
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We found evidence of irreversible ecological breakdown millions of years ago – this time round, we should heed the warning signs.
Archaeologists investigate an ancient habitation site in western Mongolia, seeking clues to the early history of domestic horses.
Archaeologists have long argued over when and how people first domesticated horses. A decade ago, new techniques appeared to have provided answers – but further discoveries change the story again.
Rules put into place to protect endangered species have harmed people who depend on nature.
Two scholars report on how conservation policies designed to protect reindeer are harming the nomadic Tsaatan people who rely on them.
Camels in the Gobi Desert.
Mineral-rich Mongolia is experiencing a mining boom, but its growth is creating distrust and conflict with herder communities.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
Burial sites may contain treasures, or just old bones. And looters won’t know until they’ve destroyed them.
Julia Kate Clark
Mongolia's important historical sites are under threat from climate change and looting - and one exacerbates the other.
A child walks past Mongolians holding up banners at a protest against offshore account holders in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in March.
(AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
Much to talk about: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chat during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
India wants closer engagement with its neighbours as it aspires to become a global manufacturing hub. Narendra Modi's visits to China, Mongolia and South Korea are all about promoting this agenda.
The Baikal seal is found nowhere else on Earth.
Plans to dam Lake Baikal's most important tributary could kick off an international dispute.
Vladimir Putin with Mongolia president Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Ulaanbaataar in 2014.
This latest part of our series on Russia’s relations with its neighbours focuses on the huge empty land of Mongolia, Moscow’s original Soviet satellite state in the 1920s. These days it sits on the verge…
A Mongolian monk tends to his solar panels, deep in the Gobi desert.
The Gobi Desert in East Asia conjures images of a remote landscape, with nomads riding across the steppe. In fact, today it is home to herders and farmers, the world’s fastest-growing economy, vast copper…
The movement of desert sands and dust in Northern China is controlled by one of the world’s largest rivers, new research…
Julia Gillard needs to do more to impress in South Korea.
AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY – A series examining Australia’s role in the rapidly transforming Asian region. Delivered in partnership with the Australian government. Here, Dr Craig Mark - currently based…