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Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City'

George Chen | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
George Chen

Given the porous nature of communication between Hong Kong and the mainland, freedom granted to Hong Kong people to elect candidates not vetted by Beijing would have a subversive effect on China. Yet, frustrating Hong Kong people's aspirations by denying them the universal suffrage China promised may not bring the peace and stability that everybody desires.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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.

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.

Fear and Loathing in Hong Kong

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Everyone has their magic place. Mine is a small, dark karaoke place in downtown Hong Kong. I came across this place by accident when following a long-haired middle-aged guy wearing dark glasses and a colorful shirt tucked into elegant trousers at night.

The Best Economies In The World

24/7 Wall St. | Robert Serenbetz and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competiti...

Hong Kong Faces Social Turmoil If Beijing Doesn't Change Course -- Fast

Anson Chan | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Anson Chan

Something has got to give on the part of Beijing -- and quickly -- or Hong Kong faces increasing social turmoil and a complete breakdown of governance. It is vital that free societies in the international community stand up for Hong Kong and do not sacrifice their moral integrity in the face of intimidation from Beijing.

Britain Is Honor Bound To Speak Up For Hong Kong

The Financial Times | Chris Patten | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

The former British colony of Hong Kong has all the attributes of a liberal society except one: its people lack the ability to choose who governs them....

Another Blow To Press Freedom In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media

(Adds confirmation from Chin) HONG KONG, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a politic...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Activists Threaten Massive Protests Over Beijing's Election Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next c...

China Nixes Free Elections In Hong Kong

AP | By JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would...

4 New Hotels That Mix Art and Luxury

La Carmina | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

I recently stayed in four hotels -- in New York, Taipei and Hong Kong -- filled with memorable pieces by modern artists. These ranged from rickshaws in the lobby, to Little Prince quotes by the elevators, to abstract cocoons next to the bathtub.

End Of Democracy Looming In Hong Kong?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Read More: Hong Kong, World News

HuffPost Live host Josh Zeeps is joined by China analyst Rebecca Liao and Gordon Chang, author of 'The Coming Collapse of China,' to discuss the poten...

This Selfie Makes Us Tremble With Fear, But We Can't Look Away

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

Kids, don't try this at home! For that matter, no one should try this anywhere! Photographer Daniel Lau has put a dizzying spin on extreme selfies,...

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

Tens Of Thousands Stage Pro-Government Rally In Hong Kong

AP | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many wearing red as a sign of their patriotism to China, took part in a demonstration march in Hong Ko...

4 of Hong Kong's Hippest New Restaurants

La Carmina | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
La Carmina

From "sexy naked rolls" to "magic mushroom maki," here's what the innovators are serving up.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

David SK Lee, A Chinese-American Renaissance Man!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There are collectors....and then there are collectors. The latter are the people who take the art/act of collecting 'something' to greater lengths than is normal.

Strongest Typhoon In 40 Years Targets China

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 ...

Chris Patten's Last Tango in Hong Kong

Editorial Board, Guancha.cn | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Editorial Board, Guancha.cn

The late John Walden, director of home affairs in the colonial government until the early 1980s, lived through this British hypocrisy most of his life. Calling the late introduction of democracy to Hong Kong a "grand illusion," Mr. Walden said it all in a speech in 1985: "If I personally find it difficult to believe in the sincerity of this sudden and unexpected official enthusiasm for democratic politics it is because throughout the 30 years I was an official myself, from 1951 to 1981, 'democracy' was a dirty word. Officials were convinced that the introduction of democratic politics into Hong Kong would be the quickest and surest way to ruin Hong Kong's economy and create social and political instability."

Politics Divides Families, Friends in Hong Kong

Yuen Chan | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

Social media and the internet may be fueling youthful dissent but it also seems to be driving a conservative pushback from the older generation. This tends to result in one of two scenarios: disputes and hurt feelings, or silence and simmering resentment.

Hong Kong's Democratic Aspirations Not a Threat to China

Chris Patten | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Chris Patten

Eventually, Hong Kong's people will get what they want, despite China's objections; freedom invariably wins in the end. But China's rulers would take a giant step forward by recognizing that such aspirations are not a threat to the country's well-being. For now, however, China, a great country and a growing power, is handling its economic affairs with more sophistication and a surer touch than it is addressing its political challenges.

The Issue in Hong Kong Is Not Autonomy from Beijing, but Growing Economic Inequality

Han Zhu | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Han Zhu

Those who are now waving the Union Jack to accuse Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong's freedom are not rational in their comparison of the degree of autonomy before and after the handover from the British 17 years ago.

Patten Attacks China Over Hong Kong Judiciary Remarks

The Financial Times | Demetri Sevastopulo and Kiran Stacey | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship with Beijing by accusing C...

The Hopping Vampires Will Getcha: Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak -- The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Even in the anything-to-get-your-adrenaline-pumping world of Hong Kong cinema, Rigor Mortis stands out. The story of a famous actor, Chin Siu-Ho (play...