Hong Kong

The photographer Michael Wolf's study of Hong Kong, "The Architecture of Density," began with the SARS outbreak in 2002. As many people became sick and others left the city, it dawned on Wolf that, despite eight years in the city as a photojournalist for the German magazine Stern, he had never completed a personal project.

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"Steel Skyscrapers Reflecting Down"

Alex Ogle's Hong Kong Instagram photography

The Instagram photography of Alex Ogle.

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“Hong Kong has a strong tradition of free speech.” That's how Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old leaker who slammed National Security Agency surveillance as an "existential threat to democracy," described his decision to flee to China. 

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China's France Fetish

The new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Underemployed Frenchmen are glad to deliver it.

China's new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Thousands of underemployed Frenchmen are moving east to deliver it.

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Independent investment brokerage CLSA (short for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia) is paying Sarah Palin to deliver the keynote address at its 16th Investors' Forum in Hong Kong tomorrow. CNN notes that she will speak about "governance, economics, and current events in the United States and Asia." This strikes me as riotous on two levels: 1. Someone is actually giving Palin money to talk to 1,000 or so international investors about global economics and what's going on in Asia. 2.

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