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China's first home-grown maglev railway nears completion, linking Changsha airport with its city center

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The first Chinese maglev railway, developed without help from foreign companies, will enter testing before the end of the year according to officials from Changsha city. [ more › ]

Over 1.3 million hopefuls sit Chinese civil service exam, competing for just 27,000 jobs

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The entry exam for the Chinese civil service took place earlier today, with 1.39 million hopefuls sitting the test which will determine whether or not they land a highly desirable desk job within the state bureaucracy. [ more › ]

Beijing escalates smog warning, orders factories to shut down and trucks off the road

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Earlier today Beijing issued its highest smog alert of the year, upgrading the yellow warning which has been in place for the past few days to orange, second only to red. [ more › ]

State media hails hosting of China's first 'breast model championship', winner is fawned on by creepy guys

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese media is celebrating the hosting of the country's first "breast model championships" which took place last month in Hubei province, publishing a set of photos which show the winner being fawned on by her fans at a car show in Jiangsu province. [ more › ]

Luxury sports car worth over 25 million yuan ruined after driver speeds into barricade

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A driver speeding down a Chongqing road was left with nothing but a useless hunk of metal after crashing his Koenigsegg into a barricade at the side of the road during the early hours of the morning. [ more › ]

One-armed widow from Anhui holds down 3 jobs to support her 2 daughters

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The story of a one-armed widow from Anhui province who works three jobs each day in order to care for her two daughters after her husband was killed in a car accident has recently received widespread coverage on Chinese social media and in the local media. [ more › ]

Guy climbs utility pole after fight with girlfriend, gets fried

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man who climbed to the top of a utility pole following a fight with his girlfriend has suffered life-threatening injures after electrocuting himself, falling to the ground in a ball of fire. [ more › ]

Massive 47 car pile up takes place in Shanxi, 3 dead and 7 injured

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Earlier this morning a horrific collision involving 47 cars took place on a highway in Shanxi province, killing three and injuring a further seven. [ more › ]

Beijing residents warned to stay indoors as capital is engulfed in smog

Authorities in Beijing have advised residents to stay indoors as pollution soars to levels deemed hazardous, 15 times more than what is considered safe by the World Health Organisation. [ more › ]

8 Chinese universities ranked among world's best for 'employability'

According to results from the UK-based QS World University Rankings, Tsinghua University leads eight Chinese universities in the global top 200 for employability. [ more › ]

World's second oldest panda celebrates her 35th birthday

Panda lovers and researchers from across the world have got together at a research center in Fujian province to celebrate the birthday of the female panda Basi, who today turns 35. [ more › ]

58-year-old man found living in isolation at the 'coldest place in China' for past 10 years, says he drinks alcohol to keep warm

A man from the cold north of Heilongjiang province recently made headlines after he was discovered to have been living alone in a cellar of his own construction for over a decade, drinking alcohol to keep warm. [ more › ]

Bikini models head for the beach in Sanya to prepare for bodybuilding and bikini contest

15 bikini models were spotted on the beach at Sanya preparing for the finals of the 5th International Mr Bodybuilding and Miss Bikini Contest which will kick off tomorrow evening. [ more › ]

Worst son ever gets his elderly parents to sit in the cold and rain watching his parking space

To deal with the pesky problem of finding somewhere to park, one scumbag car owner from Nanjing enlisted his parents to stand guard over a parking space each day. [ more › ]

Supermarket employees tie up, humiliate suspected thief in the street outside store

A middle-aged woman was tied to a tree and a sign reading "female thief" hung around her neck after she was apprehended by three supermarket employees for stealing. [ more › ]

Chinese stock market plunges by 5.5% as crackdown on brokerage firms widens

The Shanghai Composite index suffered its biggest one day fall since the depths of the $5 trillion plunge which took place earlier this August as Chinese regulators begin to investigate the country's largest brokerage. [ more › ]

Editorial interns wanted for winter 2015/2016!

Shanghaiist is looking for interns with an interest in journalism, new media and blogging. [ more › ]

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