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Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Police Move In On Volatile Protest Site | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.29.2014 | World

Hong Kong police have begun clearing barricades and making arrests around the most volatile site in the city’s ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations....

Hong Kong Authorities Move To Clear Out Protest Site

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a ...

Top 5 Reasons to Love Yoga in the Philippines

James Brown | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
James Brown

From the design of the facilities and choices for in-house props to the all-important standards for teachers, Manila is presenting a more grown-up version of the yoga scene than I've seen anywhere else.

Hong Kong Activists Try To Storm Legislature

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with ...

Site Of 'Umbrella Revolution' Dismantled

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 01.17.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Workers in Hong Kong on Tuesday started clearing away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the city for th...

Hong Kong Activists Denied Permit To Go To Beijing

AP | HELENE FRANCHINEAU and ANNIE HO | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Satu...

Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Get In Over Your Hoodie

Ryan McMunn | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

Mark, thank you. You're an inspiration. You're an amazing example to so many Americans who believe Chinese is too difficult to learn. You weren't perfect. But you were good enough to be understood.

Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash With Hong Kong Police

AP | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong early Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grow...

Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

"American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?" Recently Laura Cha, a Hong Kong politician, made this rather unnerving statement in reference to pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who have been protesting having their election ballots limited to China-vetted candidates only.

Chairman Ma: To Support Hong Kong Democracy, Support Taiwan's and Free Chen

Jack Healey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Government Is

Gladys Li | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Gladys Li

As we know, there are many businesses set up by mainland interests in Hong Kong. They just have to appoint a dummy who is a Hong Kong permanent resident to go and vote on their behalf for the representative of their choice.

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.

Does Child-like Thinking Produce Innovative Designs?

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Education
Soren Petersen

We all marvel at the creativity of children because they are full of energy, uninhibited and inquisitive. When they draw, the worlds they invent ma...

How a Simple Messaging App Toppled the Great 'Firewall' of China

Tom Grasty | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Tom Grasty

While recent events may have brought both parties back to the bargaining table, it wasn't the renewed friction between the members of the "umbrella revolution" and police that ultimately doused the government's efforts to contain the demonstrators. It was a smartphone app.

China May Punish Hong Kong Over Protests, Ex-Central Bank Chief Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Clare Jim HONG KONG, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A member of China's central bank's advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing wi...

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

Hong Kong's Month Of Protests In 15 Incredible Photos

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

One month ago, on Sept. 28, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong ballooned in size as activists from the Occupy Central movement joined the ranks of st...

Matt Sheehan

24 Hours At The Hong Kong Barricades | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

MONG KOK, Hong Kong -- Police can't conquer it and protest leaders can't control it. Local politicians have called it the ticking "time bomb" of the U...

Chinese, GOP Agree Non-Rich Shouldn't Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Speaking just like an American Republican, the Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said last week that if the state granted democratic rights to its poor and working class, they could dominate elections and choose leaders who would meet their needs.

Hong Kong Protesters Scrap Vote On What To Do Next

AP | JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Sunday canceled a vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong stre...

Between Autocracy and Democracy in Hong Kong: Is Compromise Possible?

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

It's impossible not to admire the protestors, who took over much of a central city district. However, the demonstrators' very passion threatens their objective.

Hong Kong Protesters Will Vote On Whether To Stay In Streets

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals ...

China Rebuffs U.N. Call For Hong Kong Political Reform

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on s...

Matt Sheehan

The Genesis Of The Umbrella Movement | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Born into a haze of teargas, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has been a four-week roller coaster ride replete with joyous celebration, anti...

The Exclusive Election Body At Heart Of Hong Kong's Protests

AP | JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide...