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Violent Start To Chinese New Year In Hong Kong As Police Clash With Street Vendors

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal...

The Politics of Country Counting

Map Happy | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

I was technically in France for about three hours. My feet even touched the ground (read: the tarmac) before I boarded the terminal shuttle. I ate French food and breathed French air -- but I was just passing through on the way to Prague.

Shutting Down China's Ivory Trade Won't Be Easy

Laurel Neme | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

A boy examines an ivory carving at a store in Beijing. The Chinese government has announced its intent to shut down its domestic legal ivory market, ...

Polar Vortex Brings Heavy Snow And Frigid Temperatures To East Asia

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

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Marvel Comics Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski Eats His Way Through Hong Kong in 24 Hours (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 01.22.2016 | Taste
Christian Remde

As the Talent Scout for Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski gets to travel the world, meeting incredible artists, but as a dedicated foodie, C.B. also loves to experience the best local cuisine that his travels has to offer.

Why Jailhouse Confessions Are The Hot New Thing On Chinese TV

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.20.2016 | World

BEIJING -- What’s the hottest new thing in Chinese prime time television? Nationally televised “confessions” from those who have cro...

In Huge Win For Elephants, Hong Kong Finally Vows To 'Phase Out' Ivory Sales

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

With 30,000 African elephants killed every year for their ivory, putting the species at a real and imminent risk of extinction, activists have c...

The Latest Threats to Freedom in Hong Kong

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

While the main trend in Berlin after the Wall came down was for all of the city to become influenced by the freer public sphere that existed on the Checkpoint Charlie side, in Hong Kong, the opposite kind of trend, that of a free zone getting more constrained rather than a controlled becoming less controlled.

Where 7 Travel Pros Want to Go in 2016

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The hardest part of planning a trip (other than finding the time) is deciding where in this wide, wonderful world to go. So I called on a few of my travel writer and photographer friends to inspire me for 2016. Herein, their personal destination picks for the new year.

New Twists Emerge In Mystery Of Missing Hong Kong Booksellers

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2016 | World

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As the Price of Ivory Falls in China, a Time to Keep the Pressure On

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

While the decline in the price of ivory is highly positive, we must be cautious about claiming a significant permanent reduction in demand for and consumption of ivory in China with the resulting reduction in threats to elephants.

New Book Claims Communist Chinese Premier Was Secretly Gay

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - A book to be published in Hong Kong in the new year says Zhou Enlai, Communist China's much-respected first premier, was probably...

Is America Overpaying for Internet & Broadband?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Time Warner Cable (TWC) just increased my Triple Play rates again. The original advertised price was $89.99. It is now a whopping $211 bucks - a 134 p...

Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million 'Hello Kitty' Fans

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

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5 Hot Destinations That Are Cheap To Travel To This Winter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel

After the winter holidays, the blues start setting in. An endlessly icy season stretches ahead, filled with frigid nights and cars that just won't hea...

'China's Warren Buffet' Is Said To Be Missing

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | World

HONG KONG — The billionaire chairman of one of China’s biggest private conglomerates is missing, a local financial news magazine reported&...

Hong Kong's Religious Pluralism Offers a Model for Diversity in the Special Administrative Region

Todd Sears | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Todd Sears

My organization, Out Leadership, is interested in understanding Hong Kong's diversity style because it provides a model for how the city could handle LGBT inclusion, which positively benefits economies, and would burnish Hong Kong's image internationally.

An Airport Expansion May Kill Off Hong Kong’s Pink Dolphins

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.30.2015 | World

The future of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong may be in jeopardy because of plans to expand Hong Kong International Airport and build a bridge...

Meeting My Future Daughter-In-Law's Family For The First Time

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 11.29.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I went to Hong Kong for more personal reasons -- to attend the 92nd birthday party of my future daughter-in-law's maternal grandmother. A week is a long time to be among 'strangers' -- people I had never met and whose culture, heritage, customs and, in some cases, language -- I do not share.

Going Back to Hong Kong -- One Year After

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.

The Collision Course in the South China Sea

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

When I was learning to fly, one of the lessons was that if you see an object on the horizon that is seemingly stationary but getting larger, watch out. It is probably an aircraft closing with you. Trouble with China in the South China Sea is on the horizon of U.S strategic concerns and getting larger. A major confrontation may be at hand.

Hong Kong Open to Closing Ivory Trade Markets

Laurel Neme | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

In a major policy shift, Hong Kong--the world's largest retail market for elephant ivory--says it may now consider banning its ivory trade. A decision by Hong Kong to shut down its domestic trade would be significant.

Like in the Middle Ages, Cities of the Future Will Be More Important Than Nations

Parag Khanna | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Parag Khanna

The power of the nation-state is in free fall. The new balance of power is not written in the stars but in the history books.

How Legal Markets Fuel Ivory Smuggling in Hong Kong

Laurel Neme | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

Hong Kong's legal ivory market fuels ivory smuggling and elephant poaching says a new report by WildAid, an international nongovernmental organization that aims to eliminate illegal wildlife trade.

How I Got There: Alex Chow

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Alex Chow is the former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He played an essential role in the Umbrella Movement.