China to Pull Up a Chair or Overturn the Conference Table?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Dangerous war aversion? In 1914, the global economy collapsed because the then superpowers declared war; whereas today, it is precisely the aversion ...

Officials Actually Considered Moving The Entire Hong Kong Population To Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Newly released documents have revealed government officials considered moving the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland. Proposals rel...

Details Of China's Climate Change Plan Revealed

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

The world's biggest emitter of climate-warming greenhouse gases pledged to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions on Tuesday. The move by China ...

This Architecture Graduate Made His Own Office Out Of Beer Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An architecture graduate decided to take matters into his own hands and put his learning into practice, by making his own office - out of beer bottles...

China's Clampdown On Uighurs Will Breed Further Extremism

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

While many of us are fortunate to reside in countries that permit a degree of religious freedom, one that allows us to practice our faith, for the Uighur Muslim minority in China's far western Xinjiang region such a freedom has been growingly truncated by the Chinese government in Beijing.

Mass Protest Outside Chinese Embassy Shows Just How Many People Oppose The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK

Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in London on Friday to oppose the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Demonstrators stood on the ...

Expect a Rocky Second Half in 2015

Angus Campbell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidatio...

Only a Cultural Shift Will Kill the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Marie Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

My prediction is that the cultural shift in China will not flow from social media. Sweeping cultural change will be wrought, rightly or wrongly, not by Twitter or Facebook but by the shifting tide of a dynamic global economy.

This Woman Travels 1,500 Miles To Save 100 Dogs From 'Cruel' Chinese Meat Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

One Chinese animal rights activist has gone the extra mile - more than 1,500 of them to be exact - to save the lives of terrified dogs and cats destin...

Confinement: An Ancient Chinese Tradition

Kitty Bu | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kitty Bu

Confinement is an ancient tradition that is still widely practiced in China today. Dating back to the Xihan dynasty some 2000 years ago, confinement literally means in Mandarin "sitting out the month". In practice, it's a set of very complex rules for women to care for themselves during the first month after giving birth.

All That Is Solid Melts in to Air: West African Cocoa in Crisis

Lucy James | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Lucy James

2015 has not been a good year for Africa's cocoa belt. Dry weather and a lack of pesticides in Ghana, and wet weather and a hike in export taxes for grinders in Ivory Coast are likely to result in a huge shortfall of beans and grindings available from the world's top cocoa producers.

Hong Kong's Future

Sarah Kwong | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Beijing has written a bill which, if passed, will allow Hong Kongers to vote for their own leader in 2017 - as long as the Communist party approves of the three candidates put forward. Hong Kong, gloriously and rightfully autonomous since it's release from Britain in the late nineties, was promised 50 years of making their own choices and rules. This bill undermines that promise.

Exposing China's Yulin Dog Meat 'Festival' Cruelty

Dr Peter Li | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Dr Peter Li

I have visited many dog and cat slaughterhouses in Yulin and I have seen for myself the look of terror on the faces of the animals. There is no doubt in my mind that they know they are next. It is an utterly traumatizing and brutal death...

Ricky Gervais Is Really Angry About China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Ricky Gervais is backing an animal rights campaign to shut down China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The actor and comedian is urging people to get b...

The Psychology of Globalization - Explained by Cultural DNA

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

If you're a traveller looking for something that takes a richer and more longitudinal approach; a business person or civil servant looking for insight beyond the usual Dos, Don'ts, honorifics, platitudes and rituals; a student of the humanities and social sciences wanting something more grounded in the world today; or a seasoned dinner party socialite and pub quiz pro looking for a global Zeitgeist to boost your social capital - then this is definitely the book for you. There's plenty to learn, it sinks in easily, and this is the sort of book that you'll find yourself marking-up and folding page corners on.

China Goes to Islamabad: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

If successful, the plan would greatly help Pakistan's fledging economy and would enable China to implement its powerful Silk Road plans, which could elevate China's leverage in the region and ultimately challenge the United States as a dominant regional power.

China Is Using Drones To Hunt Down Cheaters In Its Enormous Exam Halls

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

China has come up with a clever way of catching students who cheat on their gaokao exams -- the country's notoriously competitive national university ...

In Defence of Dogmeat

Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah

Scream at the Chinese. Scream at their savage customs until the veins bulge on your bloated, hypocrite head. Scream until your rage shatters the reformed Kievs in your freezer like glassware at an opera. Pause only to repackage your hatred into blinkers that obscure the double-standards of your own hideous morality.

Why Some Mums In China Stay In A Luxury Hotel After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

After giving birth you're usually swamped with family, friends, gifts... and a crying baby. But for some Chinese mums it's a completely different e...

Blur - Could 'Ong Ong' Be the Next Nashville?

Cohan Chew | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Blur have released their music video for 'Ong Ong' today, directed by Tony Hung. The Atari-inspired concept sees a bright yellow circle that adventure...

China: The Bitcoin Capital of the World?

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

China is still a contender for the title of 'Bitcoin capital of the world'. It's the centre of Bitcoin trading, it's a major miner of the currency and it's home to the largest number of Bitcoin wallets in the world. But what does that say about the state of Bitcoin worldwide if there is virtually no mainstream adoption of the currency in one of its leading territories? For Bitcoin evangelists, it's a depressing thought.

State-Run Newspaper In Beijing Calls China-US War 'Inevitable'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A state–run newspaper in Beijing published an editorial on Tuesday calling war between China and the US "inevitable" if Washington doesn’t stop it...

I Had to Walk the Great Wall of China Before I Could Face My Mother's Death

Linzi Marks | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linzi Marks

Looking back I realised that if I hadn't joined the challenge and stood there at that point in time, I might never have addressed all of the built-up pain and emotion that was eating away inside me. It gave me the safe space I needed to open up and really start healing.

There's A Building In China That Looks Like The USS Enterprise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

An eccentric Chinese businessman has paid tribute to his favourite sci-fi TV show by building an office block resembling the USS Enterprise. "Uber-...

Service Exports - Clearly Visible

Nora Senior | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Nora Senior

As a UK service exporter, I feel somewhat aggrieved. Overlooked and invisible. Despite the strong and strengthening performance of service sector exports, we are often perceived as the poor relation to manufacturers. Indeed the government usually refers to the service sector as 'invisible exports', quite apt when considering where the focus of current investment is placed.