| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster,...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Maryland students have made greater gains on national tests than their peers across the country and are catching up with students in top-performing nations in the world, according to a Harvard study released Monday.
The state's students have been...
| Jan 25, 2009
| 1:52 PM
This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and there's no better place to celebrate the start of the lunar calendar than in Hong Kong. 2009 is the year of the Ox -- people born under this sign include President Barack Obama. Hong Kong is one...
| Sep 24, 2000
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AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Among the neighborhoods of Hong Kong where pro-democracy protesters have been amassing is Mong Kok, better known as a shoppers’ haven than a site for political organizing.
Since Monday, the district of open-air markets and sleek malls, one of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:44 AM
Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. But thanks...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Police discharged tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the air Sunday in a failed attempt to scatter pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong who appear to pose the greatest test yet for China’s “one country, two systems” approach to...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Police moved in early Sunday to surround the remnants of a pro-democracy demonstration as it morphed from a student-led protest into one spearheaded by the Occupy Central movement, which took its name and inspiration from the Occupy movement in the United...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:05 AM
(Reuters) - The unlikely AFC Cup run of Vietnam side Vissai Ninh Binh looks set to end at the quarter-final stage after the club ripped apart by a match-fixing scandal were beaten 4-2 at home by Hong Kong's Kitchee in the first leg on Tuesday.
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election.
Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG -- More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities' halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival.
The petition is signed by leading festival bosses including: Christoph...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:51 AM
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central...