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Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Chinese Protesters Drink Pesticide To Appeal Home Demolitions

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A dozen residents of a central Chinese city protested the demolition of their homes by drinking pesticide in Beijing in a desperate b...

Boston To Beijing, Nonstop

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese airline planned to offer the first nonstop service from Boston to Beijing, beginning next June. Hainan Airlin...

Paris Photo: Childhood and How We Are Twice Removed From Everything

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Vivian Norris

The opening night of Paris Photo was in part about apologizing to children for what we adults have done and are doing to them. Yet the very fact that these stories are being told at a distance, the distance created by the camera itself, both heightened the lack of emotional resonance and intensified emotions and regrets.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

'Some Women Drivers Lack A Sense Of Direction' And Other Helpful Tips From The Beijing Police

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

Don't wear high heels while driving. Make sure you release the handbrake before setting off. And don't panic if you suddenly realise you're going the ...

Does U.S. Surveillance/Spying Undermine American Business & Influence?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Does American based media and technology better serve to facilitate opportunities for U.S. surveillance/spying or to further our American values, influence and business?

China Suspects Tiananmen Square Crash Was Suicide Attack: Sources

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Chinese government suspects that Monday's incident in which a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Beijing's Tiananmen...

Saudi Arabia's Message to the U.S.

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Last week's decision by Saudi Arabia to pass on an opportunity to become a member of the UN Security Council speaks to the Council's perceived ineffectiveness on a host of issues, and what comes with membership -- the need to take a public position on sensitive issues in international relations.

Tiananmen Square Evacuated After SUV Crashes Into Crowd

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and dozens injured on Monday, the government said, when a car plowed into pedestrians and caught...

Stabbing In Beijing's Forbidden City Leaves Two Dead

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Two employees of Beijing's Forbidden City were stabbed to death Friday in a fight at a worker's cafeteria inside the famed...

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

This View From The Great Wall Is Breathtaking

Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

If you haven't made a trip to the Great Wall of China, you're missing out on one of the most impressive sites -- and some of the most impressive views...

India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile That Can Reach Beijing

Reuters | Jatindra Dash | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India, Sept 12 (Reuters) - India successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday that c...

Giant Rubber Duck Gets A Beak Lift In Beijing

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

BEIJING (Reuters) - It would never have been allowed on the table in the home of Peking duck, but at least a giant rubber duck gracing a Beijing park ...

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

You'll Never Guess Where These Amazing Photos Were Taken

Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel

No matter the reason for wanting to travel to Asia -- the dense population, the lookalike cities or even their bizarre flavors (hello, Pepsi Cheetos) ...

PHOTO: Brave Cop Handcuffs Himself To Suicidal Woman To Save Her Life

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact

With only seconds to spare, a resourceful Chinese cop figured out how to rescue a suicidal woman dangling precariously from a ledge. Authorities w...

These Photos Of Beijing's Color Run Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

Few events make for a better photo op than a Color Run. Several thousands of people took part in the paint race's first edition in Beijing, China, on ...

Alternative Rock Band Beijing Tries to Make Sense of the Conditions of Love

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

For most of us, Beijing connotes the capital of China. And some of us may even know that the word Beijing literally means Northern Capital; it's counterpart Nanjing meaning Southern Capital.

WATCH: The Morning Commute From Hell

Posted 07.23.2013 | World

Do you hate your morning commute? Does the prospect of being stuck in tight spaces -- whether a traffic jam, a long line for coffee, or crammed among ...

Report: Man Detonates Bomb At Beijing Airport

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A man in a wheelchair who was airing grievances set off a homemade bomb in a crowded terminal at Beijing's main airport on Saturday evening...

China and Nigeria: Neo-Colonialism, South-South Solidarity, or Both?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Bilateral relations between China and Nigeria will likely take one of two paths in the long term: either China will remain the overwhelmingly dominant actor or Nigeria will become a regional superpower, evening out the playing field.

Boss-napped: What We Can Learn From China's Labor Banditry

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Many workers struggle to hold onto their job, but when you're feeling especially insecure about your employment situation, you might want to try to ho...

In Hunt for 'Spy Snowden,' Is US Losing More Than Secrets?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Has the rush to apprehend Snowden sacrificed U.S. standing as champion of the politically oppressed and the rule of law?