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Hong Kong's Strength Lies in Rights and Freedoms

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

By Jasmine Chia, Harvard Class of 2018 Anson Chan cut a formidable figure in the room. She strode in and immediately sat down, training her incredi...

The 10 Best High-Altitude Bars

Orbitz.com | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog Although it's a myth that people get drunk faster at higher altitudes, that's not going to stop us from...

The Best Places To Stay In Hong Kong

Barry Choi | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel
Barry Choi

Hong Kong is an incredible city and what I consider the gateway to Asia. Just about every local speaks English here so for first-time travellers to Asia, it's the perfect city to start in. With a population of more than 7 million in the city, space is limited in Hong Kong.

Student Suicides in Hong Kong Signal Distressing Lack of Mental Health Support for Our Youth

William Pang | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
William Pang

As students and parents grapple with the spate of suicides since the beginning of the academic year, much attention has been placed on the stressful environment fostered by parents and educators.

(Not Yet) Cooking Off the Cuff: Gearing Up for Fermentation

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.23.2016 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Just 36 hours ago, Jackie and I got back from three and a half weeks in Hong Kong and Japan, full of new and renewed taste memories that will surely influence what we cook and eat at home.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

In this video, we attend the Private View of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016. It's Art Basel's fourth edition in Hong Kong. The art fair brings together 239 exhibitors, half of them from Asia and Asia-Pacific, half of them from the rest of the world.

New Trends in Contemporary Art Fairs lie in Their Evolving Ability to Keep Things Real

Adam James Butcher | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

I'll never forget the experience I had years ago when I was invited to the beautiful home of one of my collectors. The highlight of my visit was the wonderful original Miro print I experienced in the downstairs toilet. I absolutely loved the idea of finding this fine art object in such an intimate space.

Societal Views on Mental Health in Asia Need to Change

Christina Ling | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Christina Ling

Mental health issues are still highly trivialized and stigmatized in Asian culture and society -- dare I say, the most stigmatized in the world.

6 Ways to Have a Luxury Honeymoon on a Budget

Travelzoo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

When my husband and I first started dating, he confessed he hadn't really traveled before. Despite a group trip to Israel and some family ski vacations, his lengthy international bucket list was more a pile of dreams -- until I came along.

These Are The World's Most Expensive Cities To Live In

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.10.2016 | HuffPost Home

Attention, Singaporeans: If your wallet feels lighter than it used to, there's a good reason for it. Through no fault of your own, you're spending way...

10 Places Every 20-Something Should See Before Turning 30

Vogue | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel
Vogue

Whether or not you studied abroad in college, the wanderlust bug is sure to bite when you hit your 20s. One trip and you'll realize that--as cliché as it may sound--you truly haven't lived until you've traveled.

Work-Life Balance Lessons From My Father

Yardley Ip Pohl | Posted 02.22.2016 | Women
Yardley Ip Pohl

When people talk about work-life balance, it's often about how women balance their lives between family, friends, and work. I can completely relate be...

Taiwanese Voters Choose Freedom, Challenge Chinese Authoritarians

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Last month the Taiwanese people voted overwhelmingly for Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, which formally advocates an independent Taiwan rather than "one China" encompassing both mainland and Taiwan.

Australian Police Seize $890 Million Worth Of Meth Hidden In Bra Inserts

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.15.2016 | World

SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Australian authorities said on Monday they had seized A$1.25 billion ($890.5 million) worth of liquid methamphetamine, or "...

Violent Start To Chinese New Year In Hong Kong As Police Clash With Street Vendors

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal ...

The Politics of Country Counting

Map Happy | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

I was technically in France for about three hours. My feet even touched the ground (read: the tarmac) before I boarded the terminal shuttle. I ate French food and breathed French air -- but I was just passing through on the way to Prague.

Shutting Down China's Ivory Trade Won't Be Easy

Laurel Neme | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

A boy examines an ivory carving at a store in Beijing. The Chinese government has announced its intent to shut down its domestic legal ivory market, b...

Polar Vortex Brings Heavy Snow And Frigid Temperatures To East Asia

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

The East Coast of the United States wasn't the only region hit with heavy snowfall over the weekend. On the other side of the world, countries in East...

Marvel Comics Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski Eats His Way Through Hong Kong in 24 Hours (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 01.22.2016 | Taste
Christian Remde

As the Talent Scout for Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski gets to travel the world, meeting incredible artists, but as a dedicated foodie, C.B. also loves to experience the best local cuisine that his travels has to offer.

Why Jailhouse Confessions Are The Hot New Thing On Chinese TV

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.20.2016 | World

BEIJING -- What’s the hottest new thing in Chinese prime time television? Nationally televised “confessions” from those who have crossed the Chi...

In Huge Win For Elephants, Hong Kong Finally Vows To 'Phase Out' Ivory Sales

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

With 30,000 African elephants killed every year for their ivory, putting the species at a real and imminent risk of extinction, activists have called ...

The Latest Threats to Freedom in Hong Kong

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

While the main trend in Berlin after the Wall came down was for all of the city to become influenced by the freer public sphere that existed on the Checkpoint Charlie side, in Hong Kong, the opposite kind of trend, that of a free zone getting more constrained rather than a controlled becoming less controlled.

Where 7 Travel Pros Want to Go in 2016

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The hardest part of planning a trip (other than finding the time) is deciding where in this wide, wonderful world to go. So I called on a few of my travel writer and photographer friends to inspire me for 2016. Herein, their personal destination picks for the new year.

As the Price of Ivory Falls in China, a Time to Keep the Pressure On

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

While the decline in the price of ivory is highly positive, we must be cautious about claiming a significant permanent reduction in demand for and consumption of ivory in China with the resulting reduction in threats to elephants.

New Book Claims Communist Chinese Premier Was Secretly Gay

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - A book to be published in Hong Kong in the new year says Zhou Enlai, Communist China's much-respected first premier, was probably ...