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Hong Kong Protesters Finally Sit Down With Government Reps—and Nobody is Satisfied

Political leaders seemed to admit that they are relatively powerless.

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Hong Kong Protesters Get 3 Unappealing Choices—and 1 Possible Compromise

Hong Kong's chief executive has asked student protesters to meet as early as next week.

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The Hong Kong Protests Have Taken a Violent Turn

As pro-democracy demonstrations stretch into a third week, police advance on protesters and reports emerge of brutality.

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Advice for Hong Kong's Protesters From a Tiananmen Activist

"To have everything or nothing is not the goal. It’s whether we can make a step forward."

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A Trove of Ancient Maps May Prove the Philippines' Territorial Claims Against China

A collection of maps, some nearly 1,000 years old, disputes China's claim over part of the South China Sea.

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Cash, Shopping, and Free Dim Sum Brought Pro-Beijing Protestors to Hong Kong

 Hong Kong's silent democratic opposition has finally spoken up. Or has it?

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China Tells Citizens to Bike, Walk, and Snitch in the 'United Struggle' to Breathe Easier

If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.

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Why Hong Kong's Voting Rights Could Be in Danger

Back under Chinese rule, Hong Kong activists are turning to Britain for help as the treaty that ensured their suffrage is revealed to be largely ignorable.

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Asia's Richest Man Is Building Hong Kong Apartments Barely Bigger Than a Prison Cell

At $250,000, these 200-square-foot studios are among Hong Kong's most affordable.

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Japan Wants a $90 Billion Floating Train for Commuters Who May Not Exist

The line would connect Tokyo and Osaka, two urban centers heading into dramatic population decline. 

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Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air

Pollution in China's capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.

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Hong Kong Protesters Blame China for Rising Economic Inequality

The city-state stages its largest demonstration in a decade as living standards continue to plummet under 17 years of Chinese control.

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China's Suicide Rate Drops as People Move to Urban Centers

As more residents leave isolated rural areas and their associated risks, the country's disturbingly high number of such tragedies seems to be leveling off.

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China Is Reportedly Thinking About Building a Bullet Train That Reaches America

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.

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Vietnam's Bridges Are So Bad, Kids Have to Float in Plastic Bags to Get to School

But a terrifying new video may spark new investments.

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Why China's Cities Need to Get Denser, Not Bigger

If Guangzhou had the same density as Seoul, it could accommodate another 4 million more people on top of its current 15 million.

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China's Urbanization Drive Will Leave 200 Million Chinese Without Benefits

The "people-centered" plan has some serious flaws.

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Why 2,000 Passengers Just Rioted at an Airport in China

Signs were knocked down and computers were smashed. 

5 Remote Sites We Can Now See, Thanks to China's Version of Google 'Street View'

China's most comprehensive on-the-ground photography yet.