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Cirque Du Soleil Enters China With Big Bet On Rising Middle Class | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SHANGHAI -- Cirque du Soleil is coming to China, and the Canadian performance troupe will kick things off with its adaptation of one of the highest-gr...

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.

Destroying Dictatorships and Wagging the Dragon: On Umbrellas, Sunflowers, and Beijing's Chance to Change

Jack Healey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

The Umbrella Revolution isn't over nor is it resolved, but rather only just beginning and gathering strength for the next opportunity. Beijing has no reason to celebrate a problem resolved, even as it refuses to choose a path toward democracy and rights.

Dozens Hurt In Macau Ferry Crash

AP | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashed into a breakwater in the Asian gambling hub's harbor Friday, leaving 58 people with min...

Women on the Map: Who Was Virginia? Charlotte? Louise? Beverly?

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Flying to Mexico for some fun in the sun at Playa del Carmen? Or maybe to Charlotte Amalie down on St. Thomas? Or to Lake Louise up in Canada? Or to Victoria Falls over in Africa? Or to Beverly Hills to spend a week with your rich uncle?

8 Delicious International Cuisines You're Probably Missing Out On

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.15.2014 | Taste

From Laotian to Bolivian, the international cuisines we're missing out on.

Magical Macau

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

Forbes magazine has hailed Macau "Las Vegas on Steroids." But beyond the craziness of the casinos, hidden behind the tiled allies of the Old City is a Macau of deep culture, amazing food, and incredible sights.

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

Versace Hotel In Macau Will Appeal To The China

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

MACAU — Italian fashion house Versace and Macau casino company SJM say the Versace-themed hotel they're planning for the Asian gambling city wil...

You'll Never Guess Where These Amazing Photos Were Taken

Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel

No matter the reason for wanting to travel to Asia -- the dense population, the lookalike cities or even their bizarre flavors (hello, Pepsi Cheetos) ...

Tiny Macau Takes Over Gambling

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- Most people still think of the U.S. gambling industry as anchored in Las Vegas. They might think of vestiges of the mob, or the town's il...

Washington and the Battle for the African Lusophone World

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Quietly, the Obama administration is building up a vast array of military resources in West Africa, and specifically in Portuguese-speaking Lusophone countries. Just why has the Obama administration invested so much time and effort in this corner of the globe?

LOOK: South Korea's Gambling Island Paradise

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

It is only a matter of years before the world's super rich will have another place to gamble their money away. Investors plan to turn the small So...

World's Best Casino Dining

Food & Wine | Posted 12.04.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo and Singapore, phenomenal chefs have opened restaurants in casinos around the world. Here are Food & Wine's best picks for casino dining.

New Macau Casino Resort Opens

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel

By Farah Master MACAU, September 20 (Reuters) - U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson opened his latest resort in Macau on Thursday, addin...

150 Arrested In Casino Raids Amid Fears Of Gang Warfare

AP | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

HONG KONG — Macau police have arrested 150 people in raids at casinos and hotels across the territory following a rash of violence that raised f...

GOP Mega Donor's Company Probed By Privacy Watchdog

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

HONG KONG -- The Chinese arm of U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson's gambling empire is being investigated by Macau privacy authorities over its handlin...

WATCH: Quest For Harmony On The Pearl River Delta

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is a place whose people have been on a never-ending quest to achieve a concord between life's jagged puzzle pieces. And some believe they have found its secrets.

Donations From Casino Owner Could Embarrass GOP Candidates

Reuters | Peter Henderson and James Pomfret | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China, Feb 8 (Reuters) - It's never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law - as President Barack Obama le...

Chinese Government Criticizes Macau Corruption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) The scale of the corruption in Macau has drawn fire from the most powerful and important critic of all -- the mainland China government...

Las Vegas Overtaken By China

The Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IN MACAU, CHINA At the end of a successful business trip to southern China, tire trader Yuan Shihao decided to make the most of his good fortune. Inst...

Playboy Pins Hopes To Asia Expansion

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MACAU — February marks the start of the year of the rabbit in the Chinese lunar calendar. It may be an auspicious sign for Playboy Enterprises ...

Snuggie World Tour (PHOTOS)

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

We've all received novelty gifts as holiday presents, and world travelers are no exception. Surely some "person who has everything" will find a Shake ...

Playboy Clubs In Chinese Casinos Expected To Open In 2012

DailyFinance | NIKHIL HUTHEESING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think Playboy has been left for dead? Perhaps not. The company, famous for its iconic magazine and women dressed as velvet-clad bunnies, is heading to...

Can't Get Arrested

Michael Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Archer

I asked Wuer Kaixi, one of the most prominent student leaders of the uprising, where he planned to be on anniversary of the Tianamen massacre. The second most wanted man in China hesitated.