So this is what a brothel raid looks like, in case you were wondering. Watch as police bust in a Chinese brothel and raid the rooms of men undergoing acts of indecencies with multiple women in footage that has been exposed on Chinese social media. [ more › ]
China’s electric car market might get a boost from an unlikely source: Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the days since Nelson Mandela died, Johannesburg, South Africa, has been shrouded with rain clouds. According to some African cultures, the rain is a sign of an esteemed elder passing away and being welcomed into the afterlife by his departed ancestors. Show More Summary
The pervy zoo-keepers at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding have apparently been showing "mating videos" (pretty hard core stuff) to 5-year-old Ke Lin, in hopes that the panda will learn how to 'do it.' [ more › ]
The day's China news in pictures: Chinese navy officer welcome the British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring to Shanghai, a man looks at a dragon-shaped snow sculpture in northeast Jilin province, a customer gets a haircut on the streets of Beijing, and more.
While the increased coal consumption that accompanies winter in northern China is known to fill the skies with more smog during the colder months, this year has been particularly bad. Smog has enveloped almost the entirety of China’s eastern coastline this month and blanketed the country’s financial hub Shanghai, shutting down schools and airports. Show More Summary
(BANGKOK) — For years, protesters in Thailand have used social media to organize rallies. Now they’re taking smartphones to a new level. Apps have been created that allow phones to help protesters perform the high-pitched, raucous noisemaking that is a staple of Thai demonstrations. Show More Summary
"The New York Times published an article about China's annual winter cabbage hoarding on December 11, joining what seems to have become a seasonal trend in China media coverage." [ more › ]
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets to protest the decision by India’s Supreme Court to uphold the law criminalizing homosexuality. Even more have joined the campaign “Gay for a day!” on Facebook and Twitter, where users post pictures of themselves kissing someone of the same gender. Show More Summary
An especially unique curly-feathered rooster has become a huge celebrity in his village in Henan Province as well as on the internet, and you can probably see why. [ more › ]
Chinese universities made little progress this year in the recently released Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings 2013 [ more › ]
Santa may get lost in the "fog" this year but don't worry, Delivery Hero's got a surprise for you. All new users who order at least 50 RMB of food through the Delivery Hero iOS/Android apps will get a FREE MOVIE TICKET or 30 RMB PHONE TOP UP. [ more › ]
An incredibly dedicated sister managed to convince her nine-year-old little sibling that eating more bok choy could cure the 'poison' that comes with inhaling smog after reaching out for the help of netizens on social media and receiving over 16,000 replies. The miraculous feat is now in itself a top trending topic on Weibo. [ more › ]
The Chinese Communist Party's latest reform effort begins at home. On Wednesday, the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection announced a new set of regulations, outlining a reform of the residence system through which high-ranking officials were taking further advantage of special perks they already enjoyed as a benefit of their positions.
China is moving along on its long march to free up interest rates, a key part of financial reforms. This week it picked up the pace a bit.
If you want to fly in China, you need to be able to land in the smog.
Twitter and Facebook? Banned, no problem. Amnesty International and The New York Times? Completely blocked. Youtube and WordPress? Easy-peasy-lemonsqueezy. [ more › ]
Two journalists have been detained in Beijing for taking money to run false stories, according to reports, not long after the case of detained reporter Chen Yongzhou put China's media and PR industries under public scrutiny when he'd admitted to police that he received 'rewards' from a middleman for publishing fabricated reports about a Chinese company. [ more › ]
China's effort to turn Shanghai into a global financial center came under a cloud this month—or, rather, under a choking blanket of smog that has affluent residents talking about bolting.
China's central government has announced that the Lunar New Year's Eve will be dropped from the public holiday list, and naturally, the general public isn't please. [ more › ]