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Hong Kong Chooses New Beijing-Backed Leader Amid Political Tensions

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.26.2017 | Home

By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on Sunday a...

Chinese Park Skimps On Toilet Paper With Facial-Recognition Machines

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.20.2017 | Weird News

It may sound like a bum idea, but a park in China is using facial-recognition technology to dole out short strips of toilet paper in a high-tech exper...

Exploding Headphones On Flight Burn Woman's Face

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2017 | Travel

An airline passenger recently woke up to a midair nightmare: The headphones she was wearing had exploded, burning her face, hair and hands. The sound ...

Peace Between China And America Is A Must

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

Dominant powers rarely give way graciously. Great Britain only reluctantly accepted America’s rise and refused to similarly yield to the emerging Ge...

China Warns It Will Resolutely Oppose Taiwan Independence

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2017 | Home

China will resolutely oppose and contain Taiwan independence, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks prepared for delivery at the opening of the annual me...

U.S. Officials Warn South China Sea Buildings Could Soon House Long-Range Missiles

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South Ch...

KFC's New Facial Recognition Software Is Troubling For A Few Reasons

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.17.2017 | Taste

KFC just reached finger lickin’ levels of freaky. The fast food chain recently debuted facial recognition technology at a restaurant in Beijing, Ch...

Beijing Pledges To 'Take Off The Gloves' If Trump Keeps Pressing On Taiwan

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has shown restraint in the face of provocations by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over Taiwan, but if he continues after...

Trump Suggests He May Do Away With Russia Sanctions If Moscow Helpful

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal he would keep intact sanctions against Russia “at least for a pe...

Taiwan Scrambles Jets And Navy As China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

TAIPEI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed ...

Beijing Engulfed By Major Fog For Second Day In A Row

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

The Chinese capital issued its highest red fog alert for a second day on Wednesday, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already un...

Toast the New Year with These Distinctive Drinks from Around the Globe

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.03.2017 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous writer and rambler, once explained that he traveled "not to get anywhere, but to go." The great affair, he said, w...

Toxic Smog Choking Beijing Is So Bad, It's Grounded Flights

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home

Residents in Beijing and dozens of other cities across northern China endured another day of smog that was so strong, flights were canceled, factories...

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

China's Booming Tech Is Not Enough to Solve Smog

AsiaToday | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - Breathing smoggy air can be hazardous because smog is a type of air pollutant that can harm our he...

Singapore Is the Best City in Asia for Expats

Malte Zeeck | Posted 11.28.2016 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

While Singapore is the only Asian city in the overall top ten, Beijing is considered the best place for personal finance. Melbourne, Houston and Madr...

What Would Happen If The U.S. Withdrew From The TPP

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.

Expect More Dramatic Political Change in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

For decades Asia was thought to be unable to translate populist political sentiment into change at the ballot box, with communist autocracies, militar...

In Rare Move, China Criticizes Trump Plan To Exit Climate Change Pact

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Green

BEIJING, Nov 1 (Reuters) - China on Tuesday rejected a plan by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to back out of a global climate cha...

#FredinChina: Alibaba wants to go for youth and technological revolution in commerce

Fred Raillard | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

‘Smog Vacuum’ Sucks Up China’s Air Pollution, Turns It Into Jewelry

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

This Is What I Hear Every Time Hillary Speaks

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If you can manage to ignore all the negative nonsense and partisan attacks and have followed Hillary's career knowing what she has accomplished over h...

China Isn't America, But Sometimes They Look A Bit Alike

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

It's always exciting to visit the PRC. But it is most interesting to learn about China, which is vastly larger, more complex, and humane than the nominal communist state which still rules. It's impossible to predict what China will ultimately become. Most important is that it becomes free, consigning today's authoritarian regime to history's dustbin. Then the people of China will be able to decide their own future.

Are We Going Overboard With Olympic Criticisms

William Morrow | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

Image Source The Olympic Games, or simply the Olympics, is the world's most respected and leading sports event. Yet, in spite of its esteemed stature,...

Shocking Video Shows Tiger Attack That Led To Woman's Death

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home

One woman was killed by a Siberian tiger and another was injured at a Beijing animal park over the weekend, according to local reports. The women, a m...