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Lender’s ‘Runaway’ Photos Show Perils of China’s P2P Promise

As China's economy loses momentum, some P2P platforms -- which are lightly regulated -- have run into trouble.

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

2 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

3 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

3 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 › ]

What's on Today: Movember's Magnificent Manly Moustache Market, Flamingo Cinema and Barbaric Chieftains

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]

Why Pakistan Is Angry About an HBO Comedy

Pakistan's embassy in Washington had harsh words for 'The Brink'

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

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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'

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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 › ]

Beijing's Midi School of Music raided by police, 16 young rockers arrested for failing drug tests

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's hardest rocking private school was the subject of a late night drug raid by police on Wednesday with 16 students failing their drug tests and being taken into custody. [ more › ]

WATCH: Steel cable causes 'supernatural' accident that you have to see to believe

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We have seen a lot of accidents over the years, but never one quite like this. [ more › ]

China Sentences Activist Yang Maodong to Six Years in Prison

A Chinese court sentenced a well-known free-speech activist to six years in prison on Friday, at least the fourth Communist Party critic sentenced in a week amid a sustained crackdown on dissent.

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