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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
GOBankingRates

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Hong Kong Nears Crucial Election Decision Likely To Throw Future Into Uncertainty

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong government's controversial Beijing-backed election reforms have been defeated by pro-democracy lawmakers. Twenty-eight l...

Hong Kong Police Arrest 9 In Alleged Bomb-Making Conspiracy

AP | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday they have arrested nine people and seized materials for making explosives at a suburban former TV stud...

Thousands Rally As Hong Kong Braces For Democracy Showdown

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed el...

Places To Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

College Tourist | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whenever traveling abroad I make it a mission on my to-do list to contribute to the local economy. Whether it by visiting local eateries, buying a handmade garment or going to a locally owned market Hong Kong provides an endless amount of opportunities.

Hong Kong's First Tea Sommelier (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 06.04.2015 | Taste
Christian Remde

Ever since there has been wine, there have been experts that have paired it with food, creating a harmonious balance. Now, a similar art is taking ...

Hong Kong's Small Acts Of Street Art Are Just As Powerful As The Mural

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Context is a major criterion along with placement, and these few small interventions give you an appreciation for how Pejac perceived the tense environment, as well as how pertinent and very personal his messages were.

Maid's Stark Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Lives Of Domestic Workers In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

LONDON, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Filipina maid in Hong Kong has published stark photographs of burned and beaten domestic workers to hi...

Your Clothes Are Still Made In China But Now They Are Wearables

April Rudin | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Just like any other trip, I fretted a bit over what to pack, what to wear? After all, Hong Kong is a fashion mecca, shopping destination and everyone is wearing the latest trends. What was everyone wearing this season in Hong Kong? Wearable technology, that's what.

Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

April Rudin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong.