1. Do You Know What's in Your E-Cigarette? Neither does the FDA.

    Ninety percent of the world’s e-cigarettes are made in China. Experts warn, however, that poorly manufactured devices can vaporize heavy metals and carcinogens alongside the nicotine.

    See article: China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety buff.ly/16p3O5p
    Thumbnail Image by: Chi Yin Sim / VII chiyinsim.com/

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  2. A behind the scenes look at the New York Times' video feature "Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death."

    See video feature here buff.ly/1AtllCf

    As China grows, so does its appetite for jade. But the gemstone’s journey from Myanmar’s mines to China’s consumers follows a trail of addiction, infection and exploitation.

    Article: Searching for Burmese Jade, and Finding Misery by Dan Levin buff.ly/12QcCih
    Photos: Addiction and Suffering in Myanmar’s Jade Industry by Adam Dean buff.ly/12QczD6
    Article: The Life and Times of an Addict in Myanmar buff.ly/1wky5vV

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  3. Wu Lihong, an environmental activist, was jailed for speaking out about pollution in China’s Lake Tai. Now he is free, but is still calling attention to the industrial waste that flows into the lake.

    To learn more, see: Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China’s Polluters buff.ly/128EG0b

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  4. Hanoi is changing fast, but with its tree-lined lanes, graceful old architecture, a flourishing arts scene and sophisticated night life, the city is having its moment.

    See also 36 Hours in Hanoi by Robin Eckhardt buff.ly/1z0RbpW
    Cover image by James Wasserman jameswasserman.com/
    Editing by Eugene Yi

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  5. Ethnic Kazakhs fled the Soviet Union into far western China to preserve their culture and identity. Now, as China pressures ethnic minorities, some are thinking of moving back.

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