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Less than 1 out of 10 Chinese charities passed transparency test, report says

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Only eight out of 93 charity organizations in China passed transparency tests, while the average score of all the charities came out to a measly 35.49, according to a report from researchers at Peking University's Center for Participation and Supports. [ more › ]

UK nurse recovers from Ebola after taking China-made drug

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A nurse in the UK who'd been infected with Ebola in West Africa became the first person in the world to take an experimental drug from China, which she gave credit to for helping her recover from the deadly virus. [ more › ]

Look: Sandstorm hits Gansu province, blankets city in unearthly haze

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The city of Dunhuang in China's Northwestern province of Gansu was blasted by a mighty sandstorm yesterday—and we don't just mean a blaring rendition of the iconic EDM anthem. [ more › ]

Taiwan applies to join China-led Asia bank under 'One China' principle, sparks protests

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Protestors clashed with police outside Taipei's Presidential Office yesterday evening after the government unilaterally announced that Taiwan would join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) under the auspices of the "One China" policy. [ more › ]

Sichuan panda sets record for sexual stamina after finishing the deed in 7 minutes, 45 seconds

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The latest news involving the sexual antics of China's most prized creatures comes from the Yan'an Bifengxia Base at the Sichuan Giant Panda Research Center, where two pairs of giant pandas were recently brought together to mate. [ more › ]

Police rescue 11 underage teens from Shanghai-based prostitution ring

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 11 underage girls from Sichuan province were rescued after being abducted and forced to work for a Shanghai-based prostitution ring. [ more › ]

3 jailed after group of aunties busted for taking Special K at KTV party

8 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Three of the 16 middle-aged women who were caught taking ketamine at a KTV room in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province in January were sentenced to jail terms and fined on March 30. [ more › ]

Guizhou newborn baby dies after father cuts umbilical cord with scissors

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A newborn baby girl in Guizhou city died 10 days after she was born due to tetanus, which doctors believed she'd contracted through a pair of scissors her father had used to cut her umbilical chord. [ more › ]

Zhejiang officials clean up the environment, build a mountain of polluting vehicles

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In an effort to clean up the city, Hangzhou officials have been cracking down on heavy-polluting vehicles, but judging by the colossal mountain of junk cars growing in the suburbs, they need to allocate a bit more land for solving this problem. [ more › ]

11-year-old Hangzhou girl jumps to her death after being sent home for incomplete homework

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 11-year-old girl reportedly plunged to her death from the seventh-floor balcony at her home in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Monday morning. [ more › ]

Thief perches on AC unit for 40 hours to avoid light punishment

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Determined not to surrender himself to police, a thief in Shenzhen, Guangdong province sat on top of a wall-mounted air-conditioning unit outside of a building for at least 40 hours this past weekend. [ more › ]

Watch: Adorable 5-year-old boy shows off his sick ball-handling skills

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A five-year-old future phenom's basketball mix-tape hit the web yesterday, astonishing netizens with some seriously impressive skills for someone just starting kindergarten. [ more › ]

Shandong man has ridden 400,000 kms over 18 years in search for abducted son

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It's been 18 years since his son was abducted, yet a Shandong father still has refused to give up hope and continues a search that has put more than 400,000 km on the odometers of 10 motorcycles he has gone through. [ more › ]

Foodie app IndulgeSmart is now Bon App

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai foodie app IndulgeSmart has undergone a major rebranding and is now called Bon App. Since it was launched in August last year, the mobile application has grown into a community of several thousand users that are actively writing up reviews and adding listings. [ more › ]

Chinese group claims Japan's iconic cherry blossoms first bloomed in China

Adding fire to a debate that blossoms perennially around this time in East Asia, a Chinese industry group has claimed that a historic literary reference confirms that Japan's iconic cherry blossoms originated in China, not in Japan, and sure as hell not in South Korea. [ more › ]

Hundreds of Chinese sex workers joined protests in France over anti-prostitution proposal

Hundreds of Chinese sex workers were among the crowds of people rallying in the streets of Paris this past weekend over a proposed law in France that sought to penalize clients instead of sex workers. The bill was overturned last night, according to local media reports. [ more › ]

66 golf courses closed in countrywide crackdown to conserve land and water

Chinese authorities have closed 66 golf courses that violated a rule implemented over 10 years ago which aimed at protecting arable land and saving water, reports. [ more › ]

Shandong restaurant's receipt blunder costs it 50,000 RMB

A careless blunder has cost a Shandong restaurant over 50,000 RMB (US$8,000) extra in tax, reports China Daily. [ more › ]

Solar-powered plane lands in Chongqing in record-breaking round-the-world flight

A solar-powered airplane successfully landed in Chongqing early this morning in the fifth leg of its unprecedented round-the-world flight. The fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 touched down in the Chinese city at 1:35 a.m., organizers of the trip said in a statement, around 20 hours after it took off from Mandalay, Myanmar. [ more › ]

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