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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.

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

Trippy | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website offer their favorite places to pay homage.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Students Charged After Occupy Protests

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

HONG KONG, Aug 19 (Reuters) -- Two key figures in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have been charged with illegal assembly almost a year after stud...

Startup Insider: Shopline CEO Raymond Yip - Helping Merchants Go Online in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Protests After Hong Kong Woman Convicted Of Attacking Officer With Her Breast

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

About 200 people, including both men and women wearing bras, participated in a Hong Kong protest on Sunday against the conviction of a woman accused o...

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Why Hong Kong Dim Sum Is Sum-Thing Special

George Hobica | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

I never found dim sum that equaled what I enjoyed in Hong Kong. So on a recent visit I set out to discover why.

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

11 Things You May Not Know About Hong Kong

Naomi van der Velde | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Naomi van der Velde

If you've lived in or visited Hong Kong before, you have most definitely mastered the art of passive-aggressively elbowing strangers out of your way. It's a true city -- ripe with culture and contrast etched into the very core of the people who live there.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Meet Byron Mann of AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Byron Mann is the new guy on the set of AMC's Hell on Wheels. Byron also stars in the Lionsgate actioner ABSOLUTION opposite Steven Seagal. Byron also babysits my hatchlings, cleans my house and reads me bedtime stories. Hey, a girl can dream!

Expats Write About Love and Life in Asia

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

This month brings memoirs from three wonderful Asia-based American authors to put on your summer reading list!

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Eat like a local. Dai Pai Dongs are market-like groupings of food stalls located throughout the city of Hong Kong, sometimes attached to markets.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

The Steves Kids Head for Southeast Asia...and They're Taking You Along

Rick Steves | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

As a father, I am so excited that our two 20something children, Andy and Jackie, are embarking on a one-month adventure in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Matt Sheehan

Here's The Backstory Of Hong Kong's Failed Electoral Reform | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's legislature blocked passage of a Beijing-backed proposal for electoral reform in the city on Thursday. The propos...

Has China's 'One Country, Two Systems' Experiment Failed?

George Chen | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- If 18 years were not enough time for Beijing to get "one country, two systems" right, then whose problem is it now? Senior officials in Beijing, the "one country" capital, are left with a lot of problems to study and fix.