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Go Far East, Young Man: Americans Abroad

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

East Asia beckons. And young and now not-so-young Americans are responding (along with Australians, British and countless other Europeans). Ironically, emigration out of the United States remains a little noted phenomenon -- no federal agency has a mandate to count emigrants.

The Best New Hotels of 2013 to Add to Your Travel Bucketlist | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel

From the opening of America's first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative "Instagram hotel," there's been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to enjoy.

Hong Kong's Ah-Meow Cat Cafe

La Carmina | Posted 03.02.2014 | Weird News
La Carmina

Imagine a kooky grandma who lives with a dozen kitties, and invites her grandchildren over to cook and hang out. That's the feel of Ah Meow, one of the only cat cafes in Hong Kong

A Hard-to-Believe China Prediction for 2014

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

China has a tendency to make prognosticators look foolish. Still, I'll happily make one prediction for 2014: at least one China story will break that has a fact-is-stranger-than-fiction feel to it.

Hong Kong, China and the Mythology of The Cold War

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

In my view, is the time for American leaders, beginning with our president, to lead the nation past the cliché-ridden images o the Cold War. Clearly, China is out of the box and we had better recognize how misleading policies of the past have warped public opinion for too long.

Hong Kong: Memories of the Past and Realities of Today

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Hong Kong is such a picturesque outpost on the face of Asia that having lived there, it is impossible to ever forget it.

How Actress & Billionaire Heiress Josie Ho Won Her Family Feud

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Aside from being named to Forbes list of 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses, Josie is an accomplished actress, has a band and is also known as a trendsetter in Asia.

A Photographic Love Letter To Hong Kong That Will Flip Your World Upside Down

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel


Where the Peacocks Sing

Terence Clarke | Posted 02.09.2014 | Books
Terence Clarke

This is a travel book with a center of kindness, good humor and excellent writing that exhibits, as Alison writes, "the preternatural glow over the Indian night sky."

10 Man Hotels for Movember

trivago | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

From the ultimate Vegas getaway, to the home of the first golf course, to a room with a beer-filled tub, these distinctive dwellings from around the world have something to offer virtually every mo-bro.

A Tour of the Future in Hong Kong

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.

Hotel Hopping In Hong Kong

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Hong Kong has some of the best hotels in the world. The two Shangri-La properties, the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental--all are among the fines...

What Do You Do With One Of The Biggest Stockpiles Of Illegal Ivory?

AP | By KELVIN CHAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — When Hong Kong intercepted yet another huge shipment of illegal African ivory in early October, it added to a growing headache for ...

Hong Kong Youth Frustrated With Politics And Property Prices Look To Emigrate

Rachel Cheung and Cindy Ng | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

The authors of this article are students at the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Material in the piece w...

Is That Kim Jong Un Walking The Streets of Hong Kong?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

After years of being a musician, 34-year-old Howard decided it was time to take a different career path that utilized his looks. No, he did not be...

Ask Airfarewatchdog: Hong Kong Air Quality, Airplane Seat Belts

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Hong Kong Air Quality Q: We are flying from Los Angeles to Hong Kong this December and have heard horror stories about air pollution. Is it really th...

Why American Accent Schools Boom In Hong Kong

Agence France Presse | Peter Hutchison | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Standing at the front of the classroom in Hong Kong, nine-year-old Charlotte Yan recites a 2008 speech by Hillary Clinton -- enunciating the words wit...

I Want to Watch TV! How the Hong Kong Government Killed Local Television and the Hong Kong Dream

Yuen Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

For years, Hong Kong's establishment has peddled a Hong Kong dream based on enterprise and hard slog, with perhaps a lucky break along the way. That dream has now been exposed. The emperor has no clothes.

Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden says that he did not take any secret NSA documents to...

The Existential Angst of Hong Kong's 'Monster Parents'

Yuen Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

The term "monster parent" was first coined in Japan to describe excessively protective parents who meddle in every aspect of their children's lives, and constantly complain to and about their teachers.

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Crash Diet, Attack of the Giant Hornets, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC Says: Humans Cause Global Warming, Need Crash Carbon Diet NOW in their latest report, notes InsideClimate News. To avert ever worsening catastro...

Strong Typhoon Steers Away From HK, Hits Southern China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

BEIJING — The year's most powerful typhoon slammed into southern China, leaving 21 dead, local authorities said Monday. The storm also forced hu...

Severe Typhoon Slams Taiwan, Philippines

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

HONG KONG — The year's most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummel...

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

minube | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne ...