Travel

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wall

Oct 19, 2018

Police say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

Oct 17, 2018

Shanghai's Hongqiao airport is using an automated flight check-in system powered by facial recognition technology, as China pushes to integrate biometrics into daily life

Financial Times says Hong Kong denied editor's visa renewal

Oct 5, 2018

The Financial Times says Hong Kong has denied a visa renewal for its Asia editor

Famed Tsukiji fish market uneasy over move to new site

Oct 5, 2018

Move of Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market fans unease over new site's safety and worries tourists won't visit

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Sep 17, 2018

Mangkhut has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moves deeper into southern China, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines

The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sep 17, 2018

Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing