Eight Ways Living Abroad Will Transform Your Life

Sophie Turton | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turton

Moving abroad is a scary prospect. The fear of the unknown is, in some way, present for everyone - even those whose intrepid spirits drive them around the globe. However, it is also exhilarating and, often, intoxicatingly addictive.

Moving to Hong Kong: On Being a Curiosity

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

In the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, Kowloon side, the market stalls play host to many a social gathering. Groups of older men, stylish in aviators, crisp white, or pastel, short-sleeved shirts and tailored trousers, stand in a cloud of imperial leather, discussing, well...I rarely know. But sometimes there's a clue in the shape of racing forms being passed around, or a grandchild being proudly held aloft - a champion at a sporting event.

Ferguson Riots Delight Iran, China And Egypt As Amnesty Dispatch Team To US Soil

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

US authorities have been told to show restraint in dealing with the racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – by the Egyptian governme...

How Not To Drive A £580,000 Super Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you've just spent £580,000 on a car, the general rule is that you look after it as if... well, as if it's worth over half a million pounds. Wha...

Is This The Most Shameless Apple Rip-Off Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled what might be its most shameless rip from Apple's iOS yet. The company's new 'Miui 6' OS (based...

No, It's Not Pussy Riot, It's A Face-Kini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

Swimmers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao have already made waves on the Internet for their bizarre swimming gear: colourful, full-face masks. ...

Monstrous Tidal Bore Hits The Qiantang River

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Just move back from the river… is what you’re probably shouting at the screen. Despite being a regular occurrence, the tidal bore that swept up th...

China Announces Surprise New Mission To The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

Perhaps inspired by last night's box-office Supermoon -- or maybe by its own long-term ambitions in space -- China has announced a 'surprise' mission ...

10,000 Years Of Free Energy? Look To The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Chinese scientists have announced that mining the Moon could solve the energy crisis by providing nearly 10,000 years of energy thanks to a rare subst...

Husband & Wife's First Words After 70 Years Apart Will Make You Teary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who married against their families wishes and were then torn apart from each other by war, have been reunited after 70 years. Pan Zhishan,...

Tibetan Tribute: Dirt Was Never This Symbolic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Tenzing Rigdol, a 32-year-old Tibetan artist living in New York, came up with the idea for the soil project as a way to pay tribute to his father who had hoped to return to his homeland of Tibet before he died.

A Fisherman's Ingenuity Almost Obscures The Tragedy Of These Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

A Chinese fisherman went to extraordinary lengths to transport his huge catch home, precariously tying a two-tonne whale shark to his flimsy truck. ...

Escape Mediocrity: a Takeaway From China

Maite Baron | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.

Cheer - Inequality Is Falling Globally! (And Similar Nonsense)

John Weeks | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
John Weeks

I bet you think that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. A few well-known facts might lead you to this conclusion. For example, in the ...

The Cheapest (And Best) Fitness Tracker You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Chinese tech giant has unveiled a fitness tracking wristband which costs - well, a ridiculously low amount of money. The Xiaomi Mi Band is able t...

Terrifying China Rock Slide Nearly Wipes Out Bus Full Of People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK

This is the terrifying moment a rock slide in China nearly wiped out a road full of traffic on China. As traffic ahead of a dash cam-equipped car c...

Samsung Drops Supplier Accused Of Using Child Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has confirmed that it has cut all ties with a Chinese supplier which has been accused of using children to make products. The company revea...

Ordinary Places That Conceal Hidden Riches

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nature is full of mysteries. A hidden cove here; a unique rock formation there. A curiously pink lake; a cave that glows in the dark. The richness and diversity of nature is what prompts us to seek out these concealed places and one-of-a-kind wonders.

The Curse of the Female Gender in North Korean Party Rhetoric and Beyond

Niki O'Brien | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

These statements against Guen-hye's gender are far from unusual as a by-product of the sexist nature of the North Korean regime, and bring into view a much wider issue facing both female North Korean citizens and refugees - their systematic exclusion and increasing exploitation.

Chinese Couple Sell Children For Games

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Chinese couple are awaiting trial after they reportedly sold both their newborn children to child traffickers in order to pay for in-app purchases f...

China: The iPhone Is A 'National Security Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Chinese government-run national news network has called Apple's iPhone a 'National security concern' in relation to the Frequent Locations feature...

UK Visa Changes for Chinese Visitors Are a Welcome Step

Alison Couper | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Alison Couper

The idea is that Chinese tourists applying online to visit the UK will be able to generate a partially completed Schengen form automatically, at the same time as completing their UK application. This helps to align the process of applying for a UK visa with the Schengen visa process...

Reasons To Head Far, Far East For Your Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now if you've seen the news in past years, you'll know that China's no picnic to travel around. Particularly on any national holiday. You can expe...

House of Cards: China's Source of Solace

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Russia may have rejected the show outright. But, the 'House of Cards' has a lot of takers in China. Produced by Netflix and starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, this political drama set in 1990 BBC miniseries is clocking good viewership in the communist China.

Muslim Students & Officials Banned From Ramadan Fasting In Northwest China

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Statements were posted o...