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Offensive Stereotypes Apparently Found In Hong Kong Student Textbooks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

A blog started by a British expat living in Hong Kong has posted photos of local textbooks apparently featuring offensive stereotypes. Last week, ...

Why Won't the Chinese Line Up?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

I am persuaded there is another story. I was chatting with a renowned scholar of China, who has done extensive fieldwork there. He immediately named Communism as the cause of Chinese not lining up.

Open Forums: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Amy Wu | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Wu

The complex relationship between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders recently resurfaced (this time in the YouTube universe) when a video of a young child from Mainland China urinating in Hong Kong streets went viral.

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

Fathom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Fathom

I've found that despite being labeled as a city firmly focused on "out with the old, in with the new," certain areas of Hong Kong still retain their old-world charm. These small cultural pockets -- neighborhoods of boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and independent coffee shops -- are helping to enrich the bourgeoning cultural scene.

Get Up and Go!

Michael Benson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Michael Benson

Having just returned from China -- my third trip there in as many years -- I came away even more impressed by the invaluable lessons one can learn by merely getting out and seeing the world.

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

Displaced Women & Children Carry the Heaviest Burden: We Have a Duty to Support Them with the Right Protection & Services

Sarah Costa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women traveled from the United States to Hong Kong to bear witness to atrocities occurring in "closed camps" that were holding refugees who had fled Vietnam.

One Day and 10 Ways to Visit Hong Kong on the Cheap

J.L. McCreedy | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
J.L. McCreedy

Skip the meals... at fancy restaurants, of course. Eating is half the fun in Hong Kong! Food stalls are everywhere, and that is no exaggeration. On Hong Kong Island, look for buildings and malls with signs like 'cooked food market.'

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Leave Baby Behind

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

To a mother of an older child, separation is the norm; it's the way kids grow up and the way we get on with our lives. To a mother holding her baby in her arms, however, even a brief separation to a faraway land can feel daunting--too painful to bear.

The Future Of Democracy In Hong Kong

ChinaFile | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

ChinaFile Presents Anson Chan and Martin Lee in Conversation THE EDITORS Veteran Hong Kong political leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee des...

Howard Fineman

Obama The Pacific Islander Looks To The Ocean Of The 21st Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE -- If you look at President Barack Obama from the perspective of this wealthy island city-state, you appreciate his demographic breakthrough...

Howard Fineman

Asia Has 'Pivoted' -- To Itself

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- When President Barack Obama heads to Asia later this month, he's not scheduled to visit Vietnam. But the investors in the...

Hong Kong Zeros in on Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 06.06.2014 | World
John M. Eger

We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.

Hong Kong Zeros in on Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues, and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.

Taking Yoga To The Corporate 'Suits' In Hong Kong

CNN | Diego Laje | Posted 03.26.2014 | World

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Like other major financial centers such as London, Shanghai or New York, Hong Kong is home to legions of suited workers toiling lon...

Forget the Smart Home, This Is the Smart Dog House

Chip Chick | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Chip Chick

Technology is finally ready to help dogs be just as big of antisocial homebodies as their human masters! Your furry friend can now move on up into T-Pai, a two-story modern marvel built for doggie luxury.

Nine Arrested Over Stabbing Of Hong Kong Newspaper Editor

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

By Grace Li HONG KONG, March 12 (Reuters) - Police in Hong Kong and China have arrested nine men with suspected links to organised cr...

Around The World In 12 Days--One Suitcase, 4 Climates And Four Currencies

April Rudin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
April Rudin

The first step to helping your business grow overseas is expanding your own global knowledge via traveling. If you haven't already, it's time to get a passport and book that overseas trip.

Innovation In Financial Services-Oxymoron? Future Tech Lessons Learned From The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

Today, there is extra urgency behind the need for a shift toward innovation: many new financial services competitors that are small, nimble and on the cutting edge of technology entered the market right after the financial crisis, when established firms were busy licking their wounds. The old guard is going to need to stay on top of innovation just to keep up with the new guard.

WWII Bomb Prompts Major Evacuation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

More than 2,000 people were evacuated from downtown Hong Kong Thursday and roads closed after a World War II bomb weighing almost a tonne was discover...

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

7 Things Not to Miss in Hong Kong

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with two hundred and ninety-three buildings higher than five hundred feet -- sixty more than second-place New York City.

Now THIS Is How You Respond If Your Dad Offers A Man Millions To Turn You Straight

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Last week, Cecil Chao, a Hong Kong Billionaire publicly announced he would double the "reward" for any man that could turn his daughter, currently mar...

Hong Kong Gives Swift Kick to Ivory Traders

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Earlier this month, the Chinese government destroyed more than six tons of confiscated ivory held in government stockpiles, signaling the new resolve of the People's Republic of China to crack down on the illegal ivory trade and to reduce ivory consumption.