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The 8 Best Bike Friendly Cities In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want to go on vacation without disrupting your work out routine? Want to support countries that live an eco-friendly lifestyle? Do you just enjoy cycl...

The 8 Sexiest Subway Systems In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When your taxi fare far exceeds the number of sights you want to see, its worth checking out the local metro system. In fact, some cities have subways...

From Beijing to LA: Digital Media for a Healthy Planet

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

Now four years in the making, the 2010 International Touring Exhibition of Common Ground has made its way to LA.

Beijing Rock Scene Is Inspired by Western Hipster Chic Rather Than the Search for a Deeper Soul

Alice Xin Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alice Xin Liu

Bands in China now sing about material things, observing people's opinions on money and the need for affluent lives. Not only this, increasingly more people on the scene need to have an outfit first -- an outfit that befits the lifestyle.

Writing Congress About LA's 30/10 Mass Transit and Jobs Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What's every Angelenos favorite excuse for being late to a business meeting, lunch, or job interview? That's right, traffic. But now we have the 30/10 initiative. All it needs is our support.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Beijing Hooters Is Nothing to Hoot About

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Distortion is often present in the foreign media about China. Facts are adjusted or ignored in order to tell a simple story that fits neatly with readers' pre-conceived notions and fears.

Obama Games China

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It will be interesting to see if all this face-saving, indirect pressure will work. With Brazil and others joining the fray, it's likely the yuan will start its quiet climb in May or June.

Sino-U.S. Relations: Reconsider the Fundamentals

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

Though Beijing and Washington appear to be operating under very similar fundamental principals, I would caution, against making too much of these philosophical similarities.

Burger Diplomacy

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

These G8 and G20 Summits must compete against the BP blowout, World Cup soccer and the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

Airplane Interview with the American Ambassador to Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Returning from a recent post-disaster trip to Haiti, I was pleasantly surprised to bump into the American Ambassador, the Hon....

New York Times Misses the Mark on Chinese Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Michael Wines and Jonathan Ansfield's article makes too much of a new draft law in China, suggesting that it will offer protection to Chinese whose homes are under threat of demolition.

U.S.-Sino Relations: Finally a Calm Hand on the Rudder?

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric C. Anderson

There is a wisdom in delay that is rarely acknowledged in this age of the 24-hour news cycle. The Obama administration is now busily attempting to apply this insight when it comes to dealing with Beijing.

Naming, and Why It Matters

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

With two names in my pocket, I've come to hold vast curiosity about naming and how our lives are impacted by what people call us. (Yes, even the curse words we've been called.)

Live Report: Tremendous Progress Accomplished in Six Short Haitian Days

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Today was the beginning of the end of our six short days in Haiti to set the stage for post-disaster recovery here. April 1 officially begins the nex...

Beijing Will Install Giant Deodorant Guns To Battle Landfill Smell

The Guardian | Jonathan Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is to install 100 deodorant guns at a stinking landfill site on the edge of the city in a bid to dampen complaints about the capital's rubbish...

Google's "Don't Be Evil" Put to the Test

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

By not playing nice with Chinese authorities, Google could wind up being shut out of billions of dollars of revenue. But that's a risk worth taking.

Beijing Is Right -- Google Should Go

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

Google is not charged with protecting the greater good of the Chinese citizenry. Beijing is entitled to ask Google to leave, and to take its democracy crusade with it.

Green News Report -- March 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World Water Da...

'Ghost Towns' Of The Recession: Tampa, Dublin And 7 Others | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From Tampa to Dublin to Alicante and Dubai empty condos and villas that were never home to anyone, litter the landscape as a sterile reminder of a par...

Beijing Sandstorm 2010: PHOTOS Of Major China Storm

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major Beijing sandstorm is blasting the Chinese capital today, March 20, 2010 -- the most severe sandstorm in China this year, according to scientis...

Beijing, Washington and Currency Manipulation

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

This is no time for a new Smoot-Hawley or a squabble with the Chinese. We need to get Congress back to work on substantive issues and save the off-shore finger pointing for more appropriate targets.

Beijing Taxi: An Outstanding Ride

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Beijing Taxi dips us under the mainstream media's radar screen and places us in the seat of a journey through Beijing. Few if any cities in the world have changed as swiftly as the Chinese capital.

Pondering China's Military Budget

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric C. Anderson

Beijing announced China's declared defense budget will only increase by 7.5% this year -- the slowest rate in 20 years.

China's New Export: Too Big To Fail

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

A real estate bubble, fueled by bad loans and too much leverage, explains much of our stock market's turmoil. An article from The New York Times about the Chinese version, caught my attention.