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Watch: Toddler wedged between walls rescued after 2 hours

18 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On this week's installment of "kids get stuck in the darndest places", a very uncomfortable-looking toddler managed to get himself lodged between two walls in Changjiang, Hainan province. [ more › ]

Footage shows 15-year-old boy drown to death as friends point and laugh

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Cell phone video footage showing a 15-year-old boy drowning in a Hunan river as his friends laugh at him from ashore, failing to save him, has gone viral online. [ more › ]

Insurance companies set up booths next to burned-down Henan nursing home

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just a day after a private nursing home was ravaged by a fire in Pingdingshan, Henan province, leaving at least 38 people dead, opportunistic insurance companies rushed to set booths next to the site. [ more › ]

Treatment fails to save leukemia-stricken son of 'human punching bag' dad

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The 30-year-old man who turned himself into a "human punching bag" to raise money for his young son with leukemia has decided to take the boy home for his last days, as treatment has reportedly failed to save him. [ more › ]

Shanghai artist detained after depicting Xi Jinping as Hitler

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Shanghai-based artist was detained on criminal charges yesterday for an image that some speculate was meant to compare Chinese President Xi Jinping to Adolf Hitler, according to advocacy group Chinese Human Rights Defenders. [ more › ]

China nabs 175 tomb-raiders in largest ever bust

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

175 grave-robbers have been arrested and almost 1,200 cultural relics recovered in a recent sting, reports Netease. [ more › ]

Look: 'Levitating' qipao-clad ladies leave netizens in awe

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A photo series showing a group of college students seemingly floating through the woods of Luoyang, Henan province while dressed in traditional Chinese qipao have made waves online. [ more › ]

China emphasises 'active defence' in new military white paper

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has released its latest white paper on military strategy, calling for 'active defence'. CCTV has reported on the white paper, which was issued by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. [ more › ]

Woman shoves 30cm-long spatula down her throat to 'open up' airway

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 31-year-old woman decided to stick a 30-centimeter spatula down her esophagus in an attempt to "save herself" when she experienced trouble breathing. [ more › ]

Chongqing goalie fined 50,000 RMB for taking drink break while opponents score in Chinese Super League

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A witless Chinese goalie's unforgivable lapse in concentration has not only cost his side victory, but has also come at the expense of a hefty fine, reports the Straits Times. [ more › ]

Christian churches hit back at building regulations banning crosses

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In response to the embargo on rooftop crosses in Zhejiang province, a number of Christian organisations are voicing their displeasure with the regulations, claiming they interfere with religious freedom, reports the Wall Street Journal. [ more › ]

Hong Kong parliament to discuss same-sex unions

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Hong Kong legislature is set to debate the legalisation of civil unions between gay couples this year, reports Gay Star News. [ more › ]

Singapore Airlines jet drops 4,000m as both engines fail on Shanghai-bound flight

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Singapore Airlines plane carrying 194 people from Singapore to Shanghai reportedly lost power in both of its engines mid-flight on Saturday evening, resulting in the jet plummeting 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before it regained altitude. [ more › ]

Olympic star Liu Xiang already rumored to be divorcing actress wife

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Less than a year after registering for marriage, Chinese Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang is rumored to be splitting with wife Ge Tian (yes, the actress who recently pulled a bomb out of her crotch on a WWII TV drama). [ more › ]

Dog poisoner dies after shooting himself with toxic dart

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Karma was exceptionally cruel to one dog meat vendor in Hunan province, who was killed after accidentally shooting himself with the same kind of poisoned dart he used to take down dogs. [ more › ]

Henan widower digs 3-meter hole in living room to find wife's buried treasure

A Henan man has gone to extraordinary lengths to recover money supposedly hidden by his dead wife underneath their house. [ more › ]

6 Chinese women featured on Forbes '100 most powerful women' list, Peng Liyuan ranks #68

Five mainland Chinese women and one Hong Kong woman are amongst the top 100 most powerful women in the world, according a new list released by Forbes. [ more › ]

5 firefighters required after 10-year-old boy gets manhood stuck in zipper

A 10-year-old boy arrived at an Anhui fire station on May 17 desperately seeking help after he'd gotten his male bits stuck inside the zipper of his jeans. [ more › ]

Look: 630 monks walk for charity in Hangzhou to mark Vesak Day

Around 630 monks in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on May 25 marched in line to raise funds for charity on Vesak Day, a holiday observed by Buddhists across the world. [ more › ]

Watch: Filmmaker scales Shanghai rooftops to create this gorgeous timelapse

A stunning four-minute long timelapse spanning some of the most bustling, bright and vibrant tourists spots in China's number one city. [ more › ]

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