Hong Kong

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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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Are Hong Kong's Protests Peaceful to a Fault?

Research shows that nonviolent demonstration is more likely to get a movement’s message out. But what if your protest is too peaceful?

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Democracy Activists' Plan to Disrupt Hong Kong Is Starting to Work

One of the world's most important financial centers appears to be at a standstill.

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China Considers an Immense Skyscraper Shaped Like a Cloud

The strange-looking structure would be the second-tallest building on earth.

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The Sharing Economy Comes to the Umbrella

A high-tech beacon encourages not-at-all awkward encounters with wet strangers.

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Every City Needs Hong Kong's Brilliant Baggage-Check System

In-town baggage service eliminates the hassle of hauling luggage to the airport or around the city.

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Forget Vertical Farms, This Is a Vertical Rice Paddy/Fish Nursery/Transit Center/Nuclear Plant

No sustainable detail is left out of this proposed Hong Kong skyscraper.

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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.

Kathleen McDermott

This Robotic Dress Fights for Your Personal Space

It expands like a balloon to drive unwanted creepsters away.

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Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

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According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

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China's Pollution Problem Is Also a Food Safety Crisis

Eight million acres of Chinese farmland is so contaminated that it's now closed to farming.

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Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

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3 Missed Chances to Pay for New York's Subway Expansions

It's time to cover the costs of transit investments by capturing the rising value of adjacent land.

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A Stunning Tribute to Hong Kong's Super-Packed Cemeteries

Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro gives these monolithic boneyards a grim celebration.

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When Are Micro-Apartments Just Way Too Micro?

The thin line between quaint and claustrophobic.

Jonathan Hull

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Hong Kong Marathon Wants to Ban Selfies

Even a quick snap can cause a massive, dangerous runner pile-up, organizers say.

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An Awesome Floating Lantern, Made From 7,000 Plastic Bottles

The recyclable orb will float in a pool in Hong Kong and will mimic the phases of the moon.