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Reinventing the Mill

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Millinocket, Maine, with over a century of history, has chosen to find opportunity in change. Recognizing its greatest resource, its people, coupled with outstanding schools built during the height of the boom, it is becoming a surprising destination for international students.

High Tea in Hangzhou: China's Prettiest City

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is time for an excursion to the country. On the main street of a tea village called Meijiawu, there are no English words on the signs. I am beginning to breathe. The air smells cleaner. Maybe it is all the Longjing tea leaves.

City and Country Branding - How Cities Compete in the 21st Century

Scott Goodson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Travel
Scott Goodson

It's March and people are starting to plan their travel for next summer. Some people are planning next winter break. Others are thinking about investing money or starting offices. Which city or country will you choose?

Huangpu Park, Opium Wars and Information in the Digital Age

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

As the balance of world power is shifting, news delivery is also shifting. Those shifts, in tandem, will inform the shape and flavor of the future. And they're just a few keystrokes away, starting now.

Gary Snyder | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Gary Snyder

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The Top 5 International Exhibitions Of The Year

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

In 2014, the art world continued to expand beyond traditional boundaries, establishing centers in cities around the globe.

7 Places To Go Offline In 2015

Fathom | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Fathom

Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places.

Shanghai Has a Sherlock Holmes Theme Cafe (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

Who would have guessed that Benedict was big in China? 221B Baker Street has been packed with locals ever since it opened in July 2013. The cafe is designed to look like Holmes and Watson's shared flat.

China Demands Answers After Stampede In Financial Hub Shanghai

Reuters | Fayen Wong & Ben Blanchard | Posted 01.01.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Chinese state media and the public criticized the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent a New Year's Eve stampede in Shan...

State Department Keystone XL Contractor ERM Bribed Chinese Agency to Permit Project

Steve Horn | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

ERM Group, the consultancy selected by TransCanada to conduct the environmental review for Keystone XL's northern leg on behalf of the U.S. State Department, once bribed a Chinese official to ram through major pieces of an industrial development project. ERM was tasked to push through the project in Hangzhou Bay, located near Shanghai.

Bivalves, Beautiful Bivalves: A Thanksgiving Tale

Nina Boys | Posted 01.25.2015 | Taste
Nina Boys

A raw oyster is an expression of the ocean in its purest form, and while each is sacred in its own right, not all bivalve feasts are created equal.

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.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

An Undying Bicycle Tradition

Mimo Khair | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

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Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

The People of Shanghai's Old Alleys

Mimo Khair | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

Behind the glitz of modern Shanghai, is an old alley life soaked with tradition and color. There, in those narrow lanes, below masses of tangled elect...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Surprising Travel Treats in London and Shanghai

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

Now a lot of people wouldn't associate China with luxury travel or London with good restaurants, but I've found that these old stereotypes are changing. Discovering them with good company can take the edge off tiring business meetings.

5 Detained Over Rotten Meat Scandal

Reuters | Brenda Goh and Paul Carsten | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

SHANGHAI/LANGFANG, China, July 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based sup...

Fly the Friendly Skies - United Earned My Business

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Steve Nelson

Airline travel gets a pretty bad rap these days, but one must give credit where credit is due. And United Airlines has earned my deepest gratitude.

Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make It Succeed

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.

Gerald Nicosia's 'Night Train to Shanghai'

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

Gerald Nicosia is probably better known for his non-fiction, but he also is a real poet, very much in the San Francisco tradition of Ferlinghetti, Patchen, Rexroth and Ginsberg -- except those guys are now mostly gone.

1,000 Chinese Police Start Carrying Firearms

AP | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide ...

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. There's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. These awesome and magnificent images from China sure prove that.