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Midweek Music Preview, 27 - 30 Nov: Stacey Kent, Priscilla Ahn, Tom Odell

Midweek Music Preview is a quick rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week, we have Shanghai hottest latin band Latin Addiction at Limbo, world class Jazzer Stacey, American folk sweetheart Priscilla Ahn and rising British golden boy Tom Odell. [ more › ]

Putin's tiger raids goat farm in Heilongjiang, claiming 2 goat victims

Ustin, one of three Siberian tigers released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is believed to have broken into a goat farm in Heilongjiang Province in northeast China, according to an announcement made by authorities on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. [ more › ]

Look: Chinese tycoon shells out million of RMB to rebuild his hometown

An entrepreneur in Jiangxi problem dished out 36 million RMB of his own fortune to construct 72 brand new villas for his fellow residents. [ more › ]

3-year-old receives stem cell transplant from 1-month-old sister at Shanghai hospital

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A three-year-old boy suffering with the life-threatening condition aplastic anemia received a stem cell transplant from his one-month-old sister's umbilical cord blood yesterday at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center, making her the youngest donor of such a kind in the city. [ more › ]

Gong Li fails to win Best Actress award at Golden Horse, vows never to return

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China won big at the recently concluded 51st Golden Horse Awards, with Chinese director Lou Ye's drama Blind Massage scooping six wins out of seven nominations and Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice winning best art direction. Actor-director...Show More Summary

Look: Craftsman carves 'Lamborghini roadster' out of mahogany

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man in Putian city, Fujian province designed and built this mahogany monstrosity, which he modeled after a Lamborghini roadster. [ more › ]

Beijing license plates gone in 10 minutes during car auction as demand skyrockets

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Eleven cars with Beijing license plates were scooped up by bidders within 10 minutes after being listed in an online auction held by a Beijing court on Tuesday, with one customer forking out 465,000 yuan for a Jaguar with coveted Beijing plates. [ more › ]

5.8-magnitude quake strikes Sichuan, 3 slightly injured

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Kangding county, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province at 11:19 p.m. on Tuesday, three days after the same area was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude quake that resulted in five deaths and dozens of injuries. [ more › ]

Look: Freaky red tide washes in at Shenzhen beach

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On Monday, guests at the Dameisha Sheraton Resort in Shenzhen were witness to a red tide, as the sea water at the nearby beach turned a deep pink color, stretching for hundreds of meters, writes NetEase. [ more › ]

Student leaders Joshua Wong, Lester Shum arrested as police clear Mong Kok protest site

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Student leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were hauled off by police this morning as officers and bailiffs cleared out barricades on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, a key site where pro-democracy protestors have camped out for 60 days now. [ more › ]

Look out world: Forbidden City reveals new mascots

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just in case you were stuck right on the fence about whether to visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, museum officials unveiled this weekend something that is sure to shock you right off—mascots. [ more › ]

7 students of convicted scholar Ilham Tohti standing trial, lawyer says

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A rights lawyer in China said that seven students of the prominent Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to a life in prison for separatism in September, are currently facing the same charges in court. [ more › ]

Couple facing 30,000 fine for overloaded lorry drink poison

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A husband and wife in Henan province drank pesticides yesterday after they failed to waive a 30,000 yuan fine they'd received for overloading their lorry. The man died from poisoning and the woman is still being treated in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. [ more › ]

Police break up cricket-fighting ring in Tianjin

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police in Tianjin recently cracked down on a gambling ring of cricket fighters, seizing around 370,000 yuan and hauling off 62 people involved. [ more › ]

Extra, extra! Adorable newborn tigers cuddle at Yunnan Safari Park

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

There are few things in life more adorable than a baby tiger. Unless it's two baby tigers, cuddling as though it is the last embrace they may ever experience in their lives. [ more › ]

Look: Artist reimagines renowned Song Dynasty painting for modern China, includes chengguan beatings and sex shops

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese artist has created an updated version of the classic Song Dynasty painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival" complete with many of modern China's social problems and peculiarities. Unsurprisingly, it's created something of a stir inside Chinese social media. [ more › ]

'Xi Dada Loves Peng Mama,' ode to China's first couple goes viral

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Xiao Pingguo" may have just won an international song award, but this week China is all about a catchy little ditty celebrating the adorable first couple of the PRC. [ more › ]

Look: Restaurant in Ningbo employs robot wait staff

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Hong Kong-style restaurant that recently opened in Ningbo has been grabbing a mass of media attention after having "employed" a team of robots, costing 60,000 yuan a piece, to work as its wait staff. [ more › ]

Death sentence upheld for couple who sexually assaulted, murdered 17-year-old

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A court in Heilongjiang province yesterday upheld the sentences of a husband and wife for intentional homicide, rape and robbery after the wife, who was pregnant at the time, feigned sickness to lure in a 17-year-old girl before helping her husband sexually assault then murder her. [ more › ]

Watch: Student attempts to jump off building, is caught off-guard and hoisted up to safety by firefighter

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Watch the moment a teenager in Pengze county, Jiangxi province is pulled up to safety by firefighters as he is standing on the ledge of a school building, ready to jump. [ more › ]

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