A corn purchaser writes on his account in northwest China in 2012. In November 2013, officials began rejecting imports of U.S. corn when they detected traces of a new gene not yet approved in China. Peng Zhaozhi/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Peng Zhaozhi/Xinhua/Landov

Passengers packed the waiting hall Tuesday at Hongqiao Railway Station, which services a terminal at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Former High-Ranking Official Under Investigation In China

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336468297/336468298" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Usman (right), 7 months, and Abdullah (left), 18 months, are held by their mothers while they wait to receive the polio vaccine at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336382581/336468351" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335388814/336356979" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336356852/336356853" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Zhou Yongkang, who at the time was Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China in 2012. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

toggle caption Ng Han Guan/AP

A health worker gives a child the polio vaccine in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. More than a quarter-million children in Taliban-controlled areas are likely to miss their immunizations. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/330767266/336228326" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A U.S. company that supplies meat to some fast-food chains in China has pulled all of its products, some of which were chicken nuggets sold in Hong Kong, made by a Chinese subsidiary. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP

Filipino Clemente Sentino Jr (L), 45 and Dailin Cabigayan (R), 27 holds their 6 lbs newborn baby girl marking the "100 million population of the Philippines." Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA/Landov

China Central Television anchor Rui Chenggang is the latest high-profile person to be arrested in China's massive anti-corruption drive. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

toggle caption Michel Euler/AP

News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335607697/335777893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

At Yume Wo Katare, eating ramen is treated as a path to personal fulfillment. Andrea Shea for WBUR hide caption

toggle caption Andrea Shea for WBUR

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/334896524/335348611" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney last week. Abbott has announced the deployment of 190 police to help secure the MH17 wreckage site, where 37 Australians were killed. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

toggle caption Rob Griffith/AP