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Matt Sheehan

China's Drug Crackdown Targets Celebs And Foreigners

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Home

BEIJING -- China is cracking down on drugs, and its B-list celebrities are paying the price. In recent weeks Chinese police have used raids, public co...

Matt Sheehan

Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than You

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.18.2014 | Home

BEIJING -- No treadmills, no iPods and no sweat-wicking fabrics. No protein shakes, no hot yoga and no Fitbit. Armed with just jungle gym equipment an...

ISIS Crisis: Is Obama About to Reverse One of His Worst Decisions?

William Bradley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama is at last signaling that he may be ready to reverse one of his most foolish and perplexing stances. That is his refusal to strike against ISIS in Syria because it would aid the Assad regime in continuing to exist.

'Green News Report' - August 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Broken climate: Historic storms and floods paralyze cities from Nebraska ...

Matt Sheehan

These Photos Prove Some Of The World's Best Architecture Is In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home

BEIJING -- The pollution in this city has been making headlines for years, but when the smog clears it makes way for one of the most striking skylines...

Low Carbon Cities in China, Serious Challenges and Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.08.2014 | Home
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Despite the worst fears of impending environmental tragedy that arise from a reading of air quality data or the trajectory of coal use, China is walking a path that many cities and nations have walked before.

Surprising Travel Treats in London and Shanghai

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

Now a lot of people wouldn't associate China with luxury travel or London with good restaurants, but I've found that these old stereotypes are changing. Discovering them with good company can take the edge off tiring business meetings.

My Most Important Life Lesson From My (Fifth!) Business Trip to Beijing

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

I realize that among the many choices I have is choosing what I focus on and what perspective will serve me best. So instead of focusing on the burden of a fifth business trip to China, I will focus on the blessing of having paid work that makes a positive impact on others and makes me happy.

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

Beijing, Brazil, 7-1: Awareness Shift in Soccer, Society

Otto Scharmer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Otto Scharmer

While in my heart I empathized with the feelings of the people from Brazil, a country I love and whose soccer I admire, I also felt joy in seeing the fruits of the Klinsmann/Low revolution in German soccer. The soccer they play today is a complete departure from the soccer German teams played prior to 2010 or 2006.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Once We Make This Dream A Reality

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Michelle Bachelet

The legitimate demands and needs that we have as women are not seen. However, this situation is not merely a challenge in terms of justice. It represents a significant shortcoming in the quality of our democracies.

Facebook Outage Gives Hong Kong the Jitters

Yuen Chan | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Yuen Chan

I can pinpoint exactly when it happened because I was in the middle of a Facebook conversation when the error message popped up. Then my telephone rang and the person I'd been chatting with asked, "Is Facebook down?"

Mind a Mess? Try a 60-Second Speed Clean

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Ever have one of those days when your mind traffic makes Atlanta Airport's schedule look like child's play? According to an April 2014 list from Airp...

Why MH370 Will Not Change Chinese/Malaysia Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

In spite of the bilateral tension created by MH370, China is likely to remain cautious about taking actions that could jeopardize its partnership with Malaysia, given the country's importance in the region's geopolitical landscape and its warming relations with Washington.

Beijing Targets Kebab Vendors In War Against Pollution

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) - Alarmed by pollution in the Chinese capital, authorities in Beijing will crack down on smoky outdoor grills from May 1...

Obama Heads To Philippines As U.S. Announces Defense Pact

Agence France Presse | Stephen Collinson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

US President Barack Obama heads to the Philippines Monday for the most complex leg of his Asian tour balancing act of reassuring allies wary of a risi...

Obama, Japanese Prime Minister To Battle Negative Images

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

* Worries over U.S. commitment, Japan's less apologetic tone on war * Increasingly assertive China in dispute with Japan over territo...

Hagel May Be First Foreigner To Visit China's Aircraft Carrier

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

(Recasts with comments from U.S. official) By Phil Stewart QINGDAO, China, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary C...

How China Benefits From the Ukraine Crisis

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Beijing's calculated silence on the Ukrainian crisis is based on several geopolitical issues: the ideological pillar of non-interference, the China-Russia alliance, Chinese investments in Ukraine, and concerns about ethnic separatism in western China.

This Video Shows China In All Of Its Grit And Glory

Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.05.2014 | Home
Matt Sheehan

Beijing is a city with a public relations problem. It's plagued by all manner of 21st-century urban maladies: clogged streets, packed public transit, ...

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

Michelle Obama To Steer Clear Of Controversial Issues On China Trip

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is expected to steer clear of controversial issues ...

The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.