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Britain Is Honor Bound To Speak Up For Hong Kong

The Financial Times | Chris Patten | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

The former British colony of Hong Kong has all the attributes of a liberal society except one: its people lack the ability to choose who governs them....

Another Blow To Press Freedom In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Media

(Adds confirmation from Chin) HONG KONG, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a politic...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Activists Threaten Massive Protests Over Beijing's Election Restrictions | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next c...

4 New Hotels That Mix Art and Luxury

La Carmina | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

I recently stayed in four hotels -- in New York, Taipei and Hong Kong -- filled with memorable pieces by modern artists. These ranged from rickshaws in the lobby, to Little Prince quotes by the elevators, to abstract cocoons next to the bathtub.

End Of Democracy Looming In Hong Kong?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Read More: Hong Kong, World News

HuffPost Live host Josh Zeeps is joined by China analyst Rebecca Liao and Gordon Chang, author of 'The Coming Collapse of China,' to discuss the poten...

This Selfie Makes Us Tremble With Fear, But We Can't Look Away

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

Kids, don't try this at home! For that matter, no one should try this anywhere! Photographer Daniel Lau has put a dizzying spin on extreme selfies,...

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

4 of Hong Kong's Hippest New Restaurants

La Carmina | Posted 10.07.2014 | Taste
La Carmina

From "sexy naked rolls" to "magic mushroom maki," here's what the innovators are serving up.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

David SK Lee, A Chinese-American Renaissance Man!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There are collectors....and then there are collectors. The latter are the people who take the art/act of collecting 'something' to greater lengths than is normal.

Chris Patten's Last Tango in Hong Kong

Editorial Board, | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Editorial Board,

The late John Walden, director of home affairs in the colonial government until the early 1980s, lived through this British hypocrisy most of his life. Calling the late introduction of democracy to Hong Kong a "grand illusion," Mr. Walden said it all in a speech in 1985: "If I personally find it difficult to believe in the sincerity of this sudden and unexpected official enthusiasm for democratic politics it is because throughout the 30 years I was an official myself, from 1951 to 1981, 'democracy' was a dirty word. Officials were convinced that the introduction of democratic politics into Hong Kong would be the quickest and surest way to ruin Hong Kong's economy and create social and political instability."

Politics Divides Families, Friends in Hong Kong

Yuen Chan | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

Social media and the internet may be fueling youthful dissent but it also seems to be driving a conservative pushback from the older generation. This tends to result in one of two scenarios: disputes and hurt feelings, or silence and simmering resentment.

Hong Kong's Democratic Aspirations Not a Threat to China

Lord Patten | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Lord Patten

Eventually, Hong Kong's people will get what they want, despite China's objections; freedom invariably wins in the end. But China's rulers would take a giant step forward by recognizing that such aspirations are not a threat to the country's well-being. For now, however, China, a great country and a growing power, is handling its economic affairs with more sophistication and a surer touch than it is addressing its political challenges.

The Issue in Hong Kong Is Not Autonomy from Beijing, but Growing Economic Inequality

Han Zhu | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Han Zhu

Those who are now waving the Union Jack to accuse Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong's freedom are not rational in their comparison of the degree of autonomy before and after the handover from the British 17 years ago.

Patten Attacks China Over Hong Kong Judiciary Remarks

The Financial Times | Demetri Sevastopulo and Kiran Stacey | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship with Beijing by accusing C...

The Hopping Vampires Will Getcha: Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak -- The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Even in the anything-to-get-your-adrenaline-pumping world of Hong Kong cinema, Rigor Mortis stands out. The story of a famous actor, Chin Siu-Ho (play...

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

Reuters | James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

* More than 510,000 march through city, organizers say * Police say rally reached 98,600 people at its peak * China deno...

Hong Kong Braces For Mass Protest Against Beijing Control

Reuters | James Pomfret | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is bracing for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,00...

Reclaiming Hong Kong's June 4th

Yuen Chan | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

The commemoration of June 4th once united Hong Kong people, now it divides. Perhaps this shouldn't be surprising when the number of people who identify as "Chinese" falls to new lows.

Facebook Outage Gives Hong Kong the Jitters

Yuen Chan | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

I can pinpoint exactly when it happened because I was in the middle of a Facebook conversation when the error message popped up. Then my telephone rang and the person I'd been chatting with asked, "Is Facebook down?"

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

Gender Proud Presents: The Colombian Trans Woman Stranded in Hong Kong for 8 Months

Allie Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allie Hoffman

Her story starts in Colombia. As a trans woman, she was treated miserably. After a particularly brutal beating, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a pharmacist and scientist, and fled to Taipei, where she got a scholarship and began to live her life anew.

Your Hotel Room Can Do WHAT?! Super High-Tech Amenities

Oyster | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Although summer vacations are traditionally meant for getting away and unplugging, we can't help but love these super high-tech hotels that boast some of the coolest geek-friendly amenities we've ever seen.

Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Rebuke China's White Paper

Voice Of America | Rebecca Valli | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

HONG KONG — Chinese officials in Beijing issued a policy paper Tuesday reminding Hong Kong residents of the city's status as part of China. The pap...