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No sexy models at Shanghai Auto Show, only attractive sales reps, guides & car cleaners

53 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A more refined Shanghai Auto Show kicked off this week without a single model in attendance. Instead companies relied on hundreds of attractive and young "sales representatives", "shopping guides", "stand-attendants", "Miss Etiquettes" and "car cleaners" to help sell their vehicles. [ more › ]

China considers ban on baby formula ads to encourage breast feeding

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Chinese government is mulling over a plan to ban infant formula advertisements as a way to promote the idea that "breast is best" in the country. (Erm, except when they're spilling out of a woman's dress for all the nation's impressionable youngsters to see.) [ more › ]

Q&A: The inspiring 'Annimal and Polkahontas' and their 2,000km charity walk from Zhongshan to Beijing

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Meet Annimal (Ann) and Polkahontas (Darrah), an inspirational duo who on February 1 set out on a 2,000-km trek from Zhongshan to Beijing for charity. They two shared their story with Shanghaiist and talked more about "The Walk", their experiences and the charities they support. [ more › ]

'Empress of China' to be aired in Singapore, Hong Kong with cleavage digitally covered by fabric

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Good news for the people of Hong Kong and Singapore: the wildly popular historical drama The Empress of China will soon be coming to a TV screen near you. The bad news: just like in mainland China, you will be deprived of any glimpse of Fan Bingbing's plunging neckline. [ more › ]

Watch: Male panda attracts mate by urinating while doing handstand

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The courtship behavior of a male panda in a nature reserve in Gansu province has been captured for the first time on film footage, showing the male panda urinating while doing a handstand. [ more › ]

Regina Ip says she meant 'no offense' with comments about Filipino maids bedding expat bosses

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

LegCo member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said she meant "no offense" when she'd quoted anecdotes of domestic helpers becoming "sexual resources" for their male expat bosses in an article she wrote for a Hong Kong newspaper. [ more › ]

Chinese mobile phone app lets you hire thugs to carry out beatings

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Well it looks like there really is an app for everything now. Chinese mobile phone application ???? (Didi Da Ren) is reportedly being used to solicit the services of online mercenaries to dish out beatings - for a price. [ more › ]

43 dinosaur egg fossils unearthed in Guangdong construction site

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

43 dinosaur egg fossils have been discovered on a construction sit in Heyuan city, Guangdong Province. [ more › ]

What pollution? Toxic emissions turn Shenzhen canals blood-red

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In today's installment of heavily-polluted rivers turning unnatural colors in China, an ink-production company is believed to be responsible for turning these Shenzhen canals an unsettling shade of red. [ more › ]

Attacker in Shenzhen given away by terrible body odor

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 18-year-old man who hid under a woman's bed planning to sexually assault her was given away by his own rank smell in Shenzhen. [ more › ]

2 arrested in Shanghai after stealing 160 turtles from competitor

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A pet store owner and his employee have been detained by police in Xuhui District following allegations that they stole 160 turtles from their competitor. [ more › ]

Bikini babe plays with snake at real estate fair

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Another day, another shameless publicity stunt featuring a girl in a bikini...and a snake. [ more › ]

Man dresses as woman to raise money for cancer-stricken son

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Shanxi man has been dressing up as a woman as he desperately appeals for charity to help fund his sick son's medical treatment. [ more › ]

9 injured in Shenzhen subway stampede triggered by fainting passenger

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Nine passengers were injured this morning during a rush-hour stampede on a Shenzhen subway that's believed to have been set off by a person fainting on a train. [ more › ]

Philippine president reveals Vietnam suggested anti-China partnership in South China Sea

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has announced that it was actually Vietnam who instigated the new 'strategic partnership' currently being negotiated between the two states to counter what Aquino described as China's 'massive reclamation activities' in the South China Sea. [ more › ]

Parallel trading booms despite restriction of visits to Hong Kong from Shenzhen

The decision last week to restrict Shenzhen residents to only one visit to Hong Kong per week in a bid to reduce parallel trading has had little to no impact on sales. [ more › ]

Midi Electronic Festival 2015: 9 stages, 80 artists, 48 hours of non-stop music, camping and retro fun park

This May the Taihu Midi Music Park will host the Midi Electronic Festival in Suzhou, only an hour away from Shanghai. Get ready for 9 stages (3 outdoor and 6 indoor), 80 artists, 48 hours of non-stop electronic music, a crazy retro fun park and...wait for it...on-site camping. [ more › ]

Paramount to produce another 'Monkey King' film

Hollywood's Paramount Pictures is next in line to milk millions out of the never-ending Journey to the West franchise with yet another adaptation of The Monkey King. [ more › ]

Who says love is dead? Hunchbacked wife leads blind husband with bamboo rod for 30 years

Amidst disheartening statistics on divorce and domestic violence, one would be forgiven for despairing over true love and doubting the sanctity of marriage in China. However, this heart-warming story of a devoted Guangxi couple has rekindled our faith in this sacred-bond, and would convince the greatest cynic that virtue and true love still exists. [ more › ]

Qingdao residents smash 4 tons of watermelons after pesticides scare

Residents in Qingdao, Shandong province were invited to smash four tons of watermelons on Friday after one of the batches was found to have high pesticide residue level. [ more › ]

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