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Hong Kong Occupy Central Activists ‘Close to Failing,’ Organizer Says

Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement is running out of steam after Beijing's decision last weekend that effectively allows China to determine who can govern Hong Kong, said one of the group's co-founders.

Picture China: Hong Kong Protest, Embroidery, Flooded Road

The day’s China news in pictures: Pro-democracy activists clash with police during a protest over Beijing’s decision on Hong Kong elections, students practice their embroidery skills, people walk through a flooded road in Chongqing and more.

Beijing Ruling on Hong Kong Election Stirs Fear Over City’s Status as Finance Hub

Hong Kong has prospered as a financial and business center through both British and Chinese rule by being able to largely ignore politics and focus squarely on the bottom line. Now, politics are coming to the fore.

China’s Peng Shuai Circles U.S. Open – and Li Na’s Mantle

When leading Chinese tennis star Li Na withdrew from the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, the weight of China’s hopes fell on the shoulders of Peng Shuai, who had never made it past the fourth round in women’s singles at a Grand Slam...

Ningbo customs seize smuggled animal products worth over 2.8 million RMB

37 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ningbo Customs officers just seized a number of smuggled endangered animal products worth more than 2.8 million RMB on Thursday, including one elephant skull, 1,158 pieces of ivory and items made from hippopotamus teeth, crocodile, python skin, China News [ more › ]

Hunan's best-dressed vegetable vendor dreams of holding his own fashion show

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Photos of a vegetable hawker in his 60s donning an eccentric handmade outfit while carrying his vegetables on the way to a market in Shaoyang city, Hunan Province have recently gone viral, according to Sina News. [ more › ]

Picture China: Folk Art, Mudslide, Ebola Drill

The day’s China news in pictures: a folk artist makes traditional sculptures out of cicada parts and magnolia buds, rescuers search for the missing at the site of a mudslide, health workers take part in an Ebola virus training drill and more.

LOOK: Thousands of residents dig clams along Shangdong beach

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Thousands of residents rushed to a 4,000-meter-long beach at Rizhao city, Shandong province to dig clams after the shellfish beds had just became open to the public, NetEase News reports. [ more › ]

China’s Peng Shuai Circles U.S. Open – and Li Na’s Mantle

When leading Chinese tennis star Li Na said in July that she was withdrawing from the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, the weight of China’s hopes fell on the shoulders of her compatriot Peng Shuai, who until then had never won beyond the third round of a Grand Slam.

Small Chinese Developers Also Want a Piece of the U.S. Property Market

Small Chinese builders are following their larger brethren into the U.S., betting that the recovering American housing sector will help them expand as China struggles with its cooling market.

Gambler goes on rampage after losing 20,000 yuan

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man who stabbed an employee then tried to set a games room on fire after he lost over 20,000 yuan has been charged with arson, intentional injury and dangerous driving, Hongkou district prosecutors said. [ more › ]

China’s ‘Sea Turtles’ Paddle Home to High-Powered Jobs

After stints in the West, more Chinese nationals are returning to take high-level jobs with domestic companies, lured home by more pay and power.

If You Build It, Will They Come? China Opens World’s Biggest Duty Free Mall

With its government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending, luxury is no longer booming these days in China. But that hasn’t stopped one state-owned company from betting big that Chinese shoppers will be back buying the finer things en masse.

Zhejiang school builds 200-meter-long running track on its roof

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province has installed a 200-meter-long running track on its roof in a creative bid to save space. [ more › ]

Shenzhen parents seek medical help for baby suffering rare disease

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A couple in Shenzhen's Nanshan district have turned to the media to find help for their 13-month-old baby girl suffering from a rare, unknown disease after spending nearly 100,000 RMB on treatments. [ more › ]

8 dead after severe Chongqing rainstorms

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Eight people have been reported dead and 24 missing after torrential rain fell across northeastern Chongqing, Tencent News reports. [ more › ]

Watch: Donnie Does? The Shark Knight

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After receiving a "lifetime ban" from Shanghai Sharks games, Donnie reflects on his attempts to get inside and prove his loyalty to the team...incognito. Dun-dun-dun. [ more › ]

Shandong students stand all day due to lack of funding for chairs in school

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A portion of students resorted to standing all day for lessons due to a lack of chairs as the first day of school kicked off in Linyi, Shandong province, Oriental Daily reports. [ more › ]

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