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A 39 Hour Train Ride Through China

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it's easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football field...

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

United States To Provide Air Quality Data Overseas

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

In order for China, or any country, to fight air pollution and climate change, accurate real-time data is essential. We need to know not only what is going wrong but also when things are improving.

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

Matt Sheehan

China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers ...

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorded, was 1916. Things are heating up.

This Artist's Beautiful Plaid Swatches Are Made Entirely Out Of Teeny, Tiny People

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts

For seven years, Beijing-based artist Zhang Bojun photographed people he saw on the street. In his latest work, he's woven them together into massive ...

After Decades of Conflict, Time to Engage North Korea's Kim Dynasty

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A small, poor nation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be an international nullity, irrelevant to global affairs. Yet it again dominated headlines in the U.S. with the hacking of Sony and cancellation of the broad release of the movie The Interview, a comedy featuring the assassination of the younger Kim.

Robbbb: Among the Ruins (Video)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

In the West it can certainly feel like street art has become so ubiquitous as to have come to, rightly or wrongly, something of a dead end. But in China, where at present there is no specific law against street art, the genre is little understood.

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Incredible Subway Expansion In One GIF

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

BEIJING -- The Beijing subway is a madhouse and a miracle, and the record-breaking system is expanding into new corners of the city. On Sunday, Be...

Two Weeks in Beijing

David Kroodsma | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
David Kroodsma

Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate issues facing the countries they bike through.

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

Hollywood Creatives and Theme Park Fans Appreciate the Universal Difference

Jim Hill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So maybe it's not just Hollywood creatives who are newly aware of what Universal Parks & Resorts can do. But a whole new generation of theme park fans who have finally learned to appreciate the Universal difference.

Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

(Adds Russian comment, background) BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke ...

Beijing Bans Halloween Costumes On Subway

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowd...

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

Val Wang | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Val Wang

The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China.

Officially Atheist China Is Home To This Vibrant Muslim Community

BBC | Amanda Ruggeri | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as f...

An American Dies in China...and Why I Mourn Him!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Sidney Shapiro photos from family The email came on Saturday morning....

Crouching spider, hidden dragon horse (Longma in Beijing)

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Matjaz Tancic

I had never heard of La Machine before so I had no clue what to expect. But I definitely did not expect to see a 46 ton fire-breathing, smoke puffing,...

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

This Is What It's Like To Run A Marathon In Dangerous Smog Levels

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

Thousand of runners gathered in Beijing this weekend for the 34th edition of the city's international marathon. On their way from Tiananmen Square to ...