Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s Endless Road to Democracy

Hong Kong has always been an anomaly even in the context of the very diverse systems by which Britain ruled its numerous territories around the globe. It began and ended as unique despite appearances of being j...
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World Wildlife Population in Shocking Decline

In just the past 40 years, the world has lost more than half of its vertebrate wildlife, according to a shocking new report by the World Wildlife Fund. The report, issued last week, says 52 percent of the wo...
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IN PHOTOS: Hong Kong protests

On August 31, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing ratified a plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election that failed to meet expectations of universal suffrage as promised under ...
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Bottle-Feeding Asian Mothers Risk Infant Health

Last May, a young mother got onto a Hong Kong bus with her baby and kicked off a viral frenzy on the Internet. At the rear of the vehicle, she covered the baby and her body with a nursing blanket and began to s...
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Thai Threat Kicks Off US Academic Debate

Last week, a Harvard University onetime graduate named Illya Garger published an article in the Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper, questioning the fact that his alma mater was considering collaborating wit...
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Asia Isn’t as Rich as it Thinks it is

Asia generally has made huge advances in the fight against poverty, illiteracy and ill-health. But the advances have not been as large as imagined, according to a just published report from the Asian Developmen...
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Is the UN’s peacekeeper selection process flawed?

In March 2011, a 16-year-old youth named Lemon Hossen was walking to retrieve his family’s cows in Bangladesh’s southern Jhalokathi District when motorcycles carrying officers of the country’s paramilitary Rapi...
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Stateless in Hong Kong and Happy to be

“We are evangelists, you know what that means?” I nodded. “In Pakistan there are many problems, there are no problems like that in Hong Kong.”  Khuram is a well-built man with straight black hair down past h...
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A Badly Needed Green Lung for Hong Kong

Every day, a river of trams, cars, trucks, double-decked buses and minibuses pours down Des Voeux Road, one of Hong Kong’s most important commercial arteries, a bustling thoroughfare in the heart of Central, th...