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PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

Political Risk Around the World in Second Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like the spread of ISIS, the weak global economy and Middle East turmoil will continue to burden us this quarter. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell. But what can we expect of domestic political risk in the second quarter of 2015?

Why Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Many countries, states and cities are hard at work trying to duplicate this magical innovation development. Most will fail. Let us see what Russia is up to in this regard.

Different Is the New Normal: Perspectives From China-US Travel

Pilar Stella | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Pilar Stella

The trip reminded me of my upbringing and the unique insights and lessons that our differences, and cross-border perspectives bring.

Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore and the Power of Filial Piety

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Tom Doctoroff

North Americans and Europeans know that Mr. Lee orchestrated a miracle. Under his visionary watch, a backwater rump of the Malaya Federation blossomed into one of the wealthiest and most dynamic places on Earth.

Teen Climbs 700-Foot Skyscraper Without Safety Equipment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

If you thought climbing the corporate ladder was a hair-raising experience, Andrej Ciesielski's extremely dangerous adventures might just give you a h...

Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.

Dreams From My Helper: Part Four

Michelle Toh | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

The older I become, the more I have thought about Che Che and her life outside of me - her now-adult daughter Hazel back in Clark and their large, affectionate family I'd sporadically meet over pixelated Skype sessions. Not unlike my mother, as I came to learn more of her story, I realized there was some contentment to be found.

Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray During Chaotic Shopping Protest

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers a...

Dreams From My Helper: Part Three

Michelle Toh | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

While I consider my former helper to be one of the most important figures in my life, I won't pretend that our relationship hasn't affected the broader family dynamic. A few years ago, for example, Che Che told me that our current helper, whom my sister and I call Che Che Miriam, didn't like her. "What makes you think that?" I said uncomfortably.

Dreams From My Helper: Part Two

Michelle Toh | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

Che Che wasn't always so lucky in connecting with her bosses. One day, she was at home when her employer Mimi (whose name has been changed on Che Che's request) returned with her 10-month-old son from a day in the park.

Gary Snyder | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Gary Snyder

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Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.

Hong Kong's Leader Tells Residents To Be More Like Sheep

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | World

HONG KONG, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung said on Wednesday residents of the Chinese-controlled city should be more like sheep after...

Dreams From My Helper: Part One

Michelle Toh | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

The idea of calling someone a maid has always made me uncomfortable. Coming to America, people often wouldn't understand when I'd talk about my helper, the general term used for au pairs in Hong Kong. "You mean your maid?" they'd ask. I'd always flinch.

China Seizes Toilet Paper Bearing Face Of Hong Kong's Leader

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have seized about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper and another 20,000 packages of tissues containing unflatt...

Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests la...

Building an Internet Movement from the Bottom Up

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The Internet is simply an effective tool for connecting people. Whether the network becomes a force for good or evil is up to its users. It's only because millions of people have mobilized in defense of our rights to connect and communicate that the Internet pendulum occasionally swings toward doing good.

Hong Kong Travel Tips with Sir David Tang

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The famously well-connected entrepreneur gives us his tips on where to eat, shop and explore to experience the best of Hong Kong.

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

The New Lion Rock Spirit -- How a Banner on a Hillside Redefined the Hong Kong Dream

Yuen Chan | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Yuen Chan

The occupy phase of the Umbrella Movement may be over for now, but the banners are likely to keep appearing. Wherever they turn up, their power derives from the original banner on Lion Rock.

Chinese Leaders Reiterate Support For Hong Kong's Embattled Chief Executive

AP | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders underscored their support for Hong Kong's unpopular leader as he visited Beijing on Friday in the wake of pro-democra...

8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

From Africa to Europe to the Americas, 2014 has been a year of extraordinary protests. Some of these protests succeeded in overthrowing political lead...

Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Democracy Protesters

AP | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to a site they had occupied ...

Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.