Travel and Life

Philippines: General Santos City clamps down on smoking

By Sat, Aug 22, 2015 8:42AM UTC

General Santos City officials are not worried being accused of being copycats of neighboring Davao City. “It is for the good of our constituents,” Mayor Ronnel Rivera said during the launching of a new city ordinance that put more teeth on a 23-year old city law that bans smoking in public places.

Bangkok blasts strike at heart of Thailand’s tourist industry

By Tue, Aug 18, 2015 3:27PM UTC

Whether by accident or by design, Monday evening’s bomb attack at Bangkok’s popular Erawan Shrine and a second blast Tuesday at Nathorn Pier have struck at the heart of Thailand’s tourism industry.

Thousands “Bike for Mom” in Bangkok to pay respects to the queen

By Mon, Aug 17, 2015 2:47PM UTC

Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn led thousands of cyclists through the streets of Bangkok to pay their respects to Queen Sirikit who turned 83 this week.

China’s ghost cities: Development failures or capitalist responses to urban growth?

By Mon, Aug 17, 2015 6:00AM UTC

Despite a recent and well-publicized economic downturn, for years China has experienced growth and urbanization on a scale unprecedented in history. To serve rapidly expanding industry and large rises in the middle and professional classes, construction in China has boomed.

China to close Beijing’s 2 airports for military parade next month

By Sun, Aug 02, 2015 2:03PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities will close Beijing’s two airports during a military parade next month to mark the end of World War II in Asia.

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