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How I Got There: Alex Chow

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Alex Chow is the former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He played an essential role in the Umbrella Movement.

Here's What The 300,000 Chinese Students In The U.S. Are Reading

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

BEIJING – When Tim Lin arrived at Miami University in Ohio – 6,763 miles east of his hometown in northeast China – he wasn’t q...

Check Out The Perfect Symmetry At China's World War II Parade

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

Here's a sight for sore eyes.  China held a military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday, commemorating the 70th anniversary of...

China's Miracle Economy Goes from Illusion to Nightmare?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.

How is Economic Slowdown and Environmental Degradation Democratizing China?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

While many discuss whether some signs of environmental improvement result from economic slowdown, and less intensive use of natural resources, or from successful pro-green regulations, we argue that a much deeper transformation is happening across China.

Beijing Issues Strict Restrictions To Limit Smog During WWII Commemorations

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will limit the number of vehicles on the streets and shut factories to ensure clean air during a commemoration of the 70t...

Undefeated in Death: Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Tenzin Dorjee

Rinpoche's death, tragic as it was, will initiate yet another generation of Tibetans into the freedom struggle. Instead of merely praising Tibetan pacifism, the world must support the Tibetan people's nonviolent struggle to end Chinese rule and establish a free and democratic Tibet.

The UAE and China's Thriving Partnership

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Throughout the 21st century, China's ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have strengthened in various domains. China and the UAE's growing relationship is a case in point.

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

Yi Zhou: Body Memory (VIDEO) | Posted 07.07.2015 | Style

Fingers, noses, lips, ears, breasts and even belly buttons are covered with resin and then plaster bandages to create unconventional, quirky jewellery pieces and accessories.

China Says Retired Officials Can Be Punished For Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Even officials who have retired will be held accountable and punished for pollution which occurred under their watch, state media ...

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

Matt Sheehan

Here's The Backstory Of Hong Kong's Failed Electoral Reform | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's legislature blocked passage of a Beijing-backed proposal for electoral reform in the city on Thursday. The propos...

Hong Kong Nears Crucial Election Decision Likely To Throw Future Into Uncertainty

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong government's controversial Beijing-backed election reforms have been defeated by pro-democracy lawmakers. Twenty-eight l...

Thousands Rally As Hong Kong Braces For Democracy Showdown

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed el...

How Capping Coal Can Help China Peak Its CO2 Emissions by 2025 and Contribute to the Fight Against Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Nearly 80 percent of China's energy-related CO2 emissions come from coal. That's why putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect itself -- and the rest of the world -- from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Matt Sheehan

Ultimate Frisbee's Hippie-Go-Lucky Culture Hooks Chinese Youth | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- These are not the Chinese athletes you’ve seen on TV, those scarily synchronized divers or the gymnasts plucked from preschools for their...

China Starts Campaign To Snuff Out Smoking In Beijing

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Megha Rajagopalan and Joseph Campbell BEIJING, June 1 (Reuters) - China's capital city was sprinkled with red-uniformed volunteers, propaganda b...

With a New Crush, China Appears to Move Toward Closing Its Domestic Ivory Market

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Its potential impact of this announcement could be critical to the fate of Africa's declining elephant populations, which have been targeted by ruthless criminal syndicates across sub-Saharan Africa to supply the international demand for ivory.

Drag-Racing Supercar Smashup In Beijing Lands Two Young Men In Jail

AP | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A court on Thursday sentenced two young men to up to five months in jail for dangerous driving after they crashed a Lamborghini and a...

China's Navy Warns U.S. Spy Plane Flying Near Contested Islands

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed wate...

China's Growing Global Military Presence: Walk Softly and Carry a Small Stick

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Beijing Snuffs Out Suburban BBQs In Pre-Olympic Smog Fight

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

BEIJING, May 7 (Reuters) - Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its ...

Women's Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of "The Diary of the Political Idiot," maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet.