New Chinese law will let elderly parents sue children for neglect
March 19, 2013, 3 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
The move will enable the elderly to seek legal recourse against 'discrimination, insult, ill-treatment and abandonment.'
China's 6 most pressing environmental concerns
March 18, 2013, 12:54 p.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
Terrible environmental conditions and an unyielding government has put China in dire danger of poisoning its enormous population and the land around it.
World's most expensive coffee beans plucked from elephant excrement
March 15, 2013, 11:43 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The quest for the most exclusive cup of coffee on the planet leads lavish indulgers to one of the most animalistic of behaviors: scavenging from feces.
Sky-high horticulture: Shenzhen's 'farmscraper' plan unveiled
March 13, 2013, 6:45 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Conceived in response to a densely populated Chinese city's unchecked growth, Asian Cairns is an ambitious take on vertical farming. But will these self-sustaining 'farmscrapers' grow beyond the conceptual stage?
Hold your breath: A look inside Tokyo's coffin-sized 'share houses'
March 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
I'd say move over Hong Kong, but I don’t think there's enough room. In Tokyo's Times Square-esque Shibuya district, a new breed of 'share houses' offer impossibly tiny accommodations for around $500 a month.
Anybody home? A visit to an uninhabited Chinese 'ghost city' [Video]
March 8, 2013, 2:26 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Leslie Stahl of '60 Minutes' gets the chance to say 'empty' and 'desolate' a lot during a tour of Zhengzhou, an eerie testament to China's bloated real estate bubble spurred by unchecked development.
Hong Kong group looks under overpasses as container home sites
March 4, 2013, 8:10 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Hong Kong activists propose converted shipping containers as a means of affordable housing for young residents in the cramped and overpriced city. The catch? They'd be located beneath highway overpasses.
A bird's-eye view of Hong Kong's impossibly cramped 'cubicle' flats
February 25, 2013, 2:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
As micro-apartments reach trendy new heights in America, a human rights group in Hong Kong releases dramatic photos detailing what it's like to live in that city's notorious 'cubicle' apartments.
Japanese restaurant fines customers who don't finish their food
February 22, 2013, 3:21 p.m. by Kimi Harris
Your mother always told you to clean your plate. This restaurant expects no less.
It's facelift season in Taiwan
January 28, 2013, 12:14 p.m. by Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily
The Chinese New Year hits on February 10 and a cross-section of Taiwanese have revealed that one of their resolutions is to have new faces for the new year.
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