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Easter party at ICON: Guys, get ready for the biggest egg hunt in Shanghai!

Happy Easter everybunny! Icon is throwing two fabulous Easter parties loaded with goodies for the LGBT community, so guys, make sure you join the egg hunt at Shanghai's biggest and beefiest LGBT club! All the mandatory accessories for...Show More Summary

Sonjiang district to install electric trams

Extra, extra! The Shanghai government just launched an environmental impact assessment into two electric tram lines that would go up in the Songjiang district, linking to Metro Line 9, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]

Watch: Slick scooter driver gives robber a 'getaway ride' straight to cops

This purse-robber in Guangxi will forever question the kindness of strangers after he tried to make a swift getaway on a man's motorbike only to be immediately delivered to a cop station. [ more › ]

Guys, Tencent is launching Candy Crush through WeChat

"Billions of Hours Wasted", as the Wall Street Journal puts it. The insanely addictive mobile game Candy Crush will now be released through China's most popular messaging app, and the country's productivity is expected to hit an all-time low. [ more › ]

Robotic sub deployed for 2nd MH370 mission after first gives no leads

The unmanned underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 was deployed for its second mission to scour the seafloor last night after data analysis from its first mission gave no leads in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. [ more ›...

Japanese students offer free hugs in Beijing hoping to 'ease tensions'

Japanese students studying at Peking University gave out "free hugs" to pedestrians roaming Beijing's Yuyuantan Park in hopes of promoting improved relations between China and Japan. [ more › ]

Yunnan couple arrested for homemade porn videos

A married couple in Kunming, Yunnan province were arrested after being caught distributing self-directed, self-starred porn videos online, according to local media reports. [ more › ]

Are 'driven' Chinese millenials making 'lazy' Westerner millenials look bad?

Reporting on a study commissioned by public relations company MSL Group, the South China Morning Post interpreted it to say that young Chinese "millenials" - those born approximately between the years 1984 and 1996 - are a far cry from...Show More Summary

Trains delayed after woman jumps on Metro Line 1 tracks

Metro Line 1 was delayed yesterday morning during rush hour when a woman jumped onto the subway tracks at Wenshui Road Station and booked it south. [ more › ]

Photos of alleged official getting riled up in parking dispute go viral

Photos of a man who's been identified as a middle-level government official being restrained in a nasty spat over a parking dispute have been blowing up on Weibo. [ more › ]

Trailer: 'Nowhere to Call Home', a documentary about a Tibetan in Beijing

Nowhere to Call Home follows a Tibetan farmer who leaves her village to work in Beijing for the sake of her son's education despite overwhelming discrimination the two face amid the political strife that has gripped China and Tibet.Show More Summary

Piggycat Ke Le is Weibo's latest and greatest celebrity

Ke Le is the hero that Weibo needs and deserves. [ more › ]

Yunnan park installs LCD TV screen for depressed panda

Panda Sijia showed signs of abnormal behaviour and depression after its only companion, Meixi, was sent back to Sichuan Province from the Yunnan Wildlife Park in Kunming City. In a bid to cheer the panda up, workers installed play facilities as well as a LCD television screen—albeit without the panda porn. [ more › ]

Create your own deal with designer furniture from NewX!

Make your own deal! Use coupon code: DEAL2 or DEAL3 and save up to 15% on products of your choice! Deals are awesome, right? At NewX, they feel the same way. They sell furniture the way we like to buy furniture: beautiful, well-built, and at a sweet, sweet discount. Show More Summary

Chinese official dies after drinking excessively on first day of job

A deputy county chief in Guangxi died of alcohol poisoning after drinking too much during a lunch with colleagues on his first day of a new job. [ more › ]

Man stabs Taiwanese shop owner in the neck 150 times with a chopstick

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Filipino national was arrested on Sunday in Taiwan after he reportedly killed a local shopkeeper by stabbing him 150 times in the neck with a single chopstick. It's believed that the two had been fighting over money issues when the suspect, Dawen, smashed the shop owner's head repeatedly before stabbing him in the neck with a metal chopstick. [ more › ]

Photo of the Day: Some damn fine driving skills in Guangxi

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Passengers on this bus in Nanning of the Guangxi Zhuang region were treated to instant open-roof access when the driver tossed his better judgement aside and decided to keep on going despite the presence of this overpass railing, through which the double-decker vehicle obviously did not fit. [ more › ]

Man denies mistreating wild boar 'Little Tommy' in Hong Kong court

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Hong Kong man who kept a wild pig as a pet after discovering it covered in dog bites pleaded not guilty to mistreating the animal, affectionately called "Little Tommy", in court this week. The boar has been in police custody since the man was arrested in November. [ more › ]

Study shows Chinese herb more effective than drugs for rheumatoid arthritis

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese drug called thunder god vine (known in Mandarin as lei gong teng, or Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F for botanists in the house) has been proven to work better than the usually-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis. [ more › ]

The rumors are true: China to expand foreign movie quota, but exclusively for arthouse films

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating that China's Beijing Film Bureau has been considering loosening its restriction on foreign films released in China each year from 34 to 44. This decision - which would "significantly...Show More Summary

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