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Man gets spammed with 10,000 phone calls after refusing to pay 999-yuan extortion fee

24 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man received nearly 10,000 spam phone calls in less than 24 hours after he refused to pay a 999-yuan extortion fee to a group of swindlers threatening to "Call You to Death". [ more › ]

Henan high school bans hand-holding, puppy love

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A high school in Henan took a half-step towards pure evil when China National Radio revealed to the public the school's new list of student prohibitions—including holding hands with another student of the opposite sex. [ more › ]

World's first 3D-printed vertebra implanted into Beijing boy

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A twelve-year-old Beijing boy may get a second chance at living a normal life after doctors at Peking University Third Hospital implanted the world's first 3D-printed vertebra into his neck. [ more › ]

Laowai hits driver, acts like a general douche on Chengdu bus

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week a foreigner on a bus in Chengdu managed to break about all the rules you can on a city bus while still keeping your clothes on. Sichuan News talked to the bus driver and got the lowdown on this menace to public transportation. [ more › ]

Employee at Shenyang car dealership crashes Ford during test drive gone awry

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An employee at an authorized car dealership in Shenyang crashed a plate-less yellow Ford into a road lamp, two parked cars on the street and a tree after colliding with a silver Jeep and going airborne, according to Tencent News. [ more › ]

150 poisonous snakes roam Foshan village after owner 'loses' them

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Residents from a village in Fuoshan, Guangdong province began finding dozens of poisonous snakes slithering around the area after one of their neighbors carelessly "lost" 150 of the reptiles, Apple Daily reports. And no, he's surprisingly not related to this woman. [ more › ]

20 passersby hold umbrellas to shield woman giving birth on Sichuan street

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A pregnant woman who went into sudden labor at the Yibin Nanmun Bridge in Sichuan province was helped by passersby who surrounded her with colorful umbrellas as a makeshift "delivery room", Tencent News reports. The woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl thanks to the assistance of the passersby and doctors. [ more › ]

Man trains dogs to collect plastic bottles, makes 1,000 RMB in a year

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two dogs trained to collect plastic bottles for recycling in Chongqing have helped their owner earn around 1,000 RMB in a year, China News reports. [ more › ]

Sydney café closes after owner from Shanghai refuses to hire black barista

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A café owner in Sydney and recent transplant from Shanghai appears to have closed his shop down after he faced public backlash for refusing to hire a black barista. [ more › ]

5 restaurants you should check out at the Rioja Festival

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We've selected 5 restaurants we think you should check out at the Rioja Festival, the first wine and dine festival by the granddaddy of Spanish wine regions, now on in Shanghai and running till Aug 31. [ more › ]

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer apologizes for that whole 'Chinese mongrels' rant

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer offered a wordy apology for some remarks he made last week during a TV interview in which he called the Chinese government "bastards" who "shoot their own people". [ more › ]

17 plead guilty to trading toxic dog meat in Zhejiang

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 17 men who stood trial at a Zhejiang court yesterday pled guilty to trading in tons of toxic dog meat, most of which ended up in restaurants, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]

Shenzhen hospital accused of organ trading after removing patient's kidney

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman who underwent an operation for her urinary tract stones in a Shenzhen hospital was shocked when she woke up after anesthesia and was informed that doctors needed to remove her left kidney to save her life. The woman soon suspected that the hospital was involved in organ trading, Oriental Daily reports. [ more › ]

[DEALS] The Morita Collection: Zenplicity from RMB269!

From now till September 10, Shanghaiist readers enjoy an exclusive 15% off on all the products of the new collection. Simply use the discount code “15OAK” at checkout. [ more › ]

Fujian residents win pollution lawsuit against waste firm

After a four-year trial, 396 villagers from Minhou, Fujian province finally won a lawsuit against a waste management firm releasing pollution in the area. [ more › ]

Japanese politician stands trial in Guangzhou after being caught with 3kg of crystal meth

A 70-year-old Japanese politician stood trial in Guangzhou this morning after he was stopped by airport security last year carrying over 3kg of crystal meth stuffed inside a suitcase of platform shoes. It doesn't stop there. [ more ...

220,000 RMB reportedly stolen from Shanghai expat's bank account

An Italian expat based in Shanghai said that 220,000 RMB went missing from his bank account last Thursday, according to Yangcheng Evening News. [ more › ]

Jiangsu bus driver tells passenger not to smoke, gets slapped 12 times

A bus driver in Jiangsu was slapped in the face 12 times after simply asking a passenger on board not to smoke, according to Apple Daily. [ more › ]

Shanghai 's most expensive international school opens its doors

The newly opened Wellington International School of Shanghai opened its doors yesterday in Pudong with an admission of 300 students. [ more › ]

Beautiful/giant baby weighing 6.3 kg born in Shanxi

A whopper of a baby boy weighing 6.3 kilograms was born by c-section in the Chongji Maternity Hospital of Shanxi province's Yuncheng city yesterday evening, Tencent News reported. [ more › ]

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