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Look: Plastic bag 'swimsuits' now trending in Taiwan

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hundreds of young women in Taiwan have been uploading pictures of themselves online wearing DIY swimsuits made from convenience store plastic bags. The homemade one-piece has taken off, with imitators from all walks of life posting selfies modeling little plastic bag outfits. [ more › ]

22-year-old woman who lost her left leg spends two years training to compete in the National Paralympics

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 22-year-old woman who lost her leg has spent the last two years training herself to be a Paralympics athlete through sheer grit and willpower and she is due to represent Sichuan at the National Paralympic Games on September 12. [ more › ]

Henan traffic cops kneel down on street to explain the law to troublesome drunk driver

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Photos and video of two traffic cops getting down on their knees to ask a man and his mother to please, please stop complaining about getting a ticket for drunk driving have been circulating around Weibo recently. [ more › ]

Ma Ying-jeou rebukes Lien Chan for attending Beijing's WW2 military parade

1 minute agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said that it is "inappropriate" for former Vice President Lien Chan to be traveling to Beijing for the upcoming "Victory Day" parade on September 3. [ more › ]

14-year-old begins school year at prestigious Fudan University

16 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The youngest student to be admitted this year to Shanghai's Fudan University, one of the top colleges in China, moved into the school's dorms yesterday. [ more › ]

Japan Expresses Discomfort Over U.N. Chief Ban’s Visit to China

Japan’s chief cabinet secretary has expressed discomfort over U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s decision to attend China's military parade, saying the organization should remain neutral.

China Military Uses Falcons, Monkeys to Clear WW2 Parade Skies

China’s World War II Victory Day parade is approaching, and the Chinese air force is using three types of animal helpers to boost security: falcons, macaques and hunting dogs.

300,000 yuan lost after pear garden raided by hundreds of villagers

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An unstoppable lust for pears has resulted in seven people being detained and losses of 300,000 RMB (46,950 USD) at a farm in Gaoyang county, Henan. The Dawu Agricultural and Livestock Group stated on its official website that this week that hundreds villagers looted a 20-hectare pear garden for three days before authorities could stop them. [ more › ]

Thai Police Just Gave Themselves the Reward Offered for Information on the Bangkok Bombers

They've decided to take the money for themselves even though the key suspect is still at large

Watch: Fire ignites from fresh water spring in Shanghai

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Workers in Shanghai were amazed to see that they had accidentally ignited a fire from a fresh water spring. [ more › ]

197 punished for 'spreading rumors' about stock market, Tianjin blast

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Authorities in China have punished 197 people, including a journalist and various stock market officials, for spreading false information online about the Tianjin warehouse blasts and the recent slump in stocks. [ more › ]

Thai Police Believe the Bangkok Bombers Planned Further Attacks

Weekend raids have led to one arrest and the seizure of bomb-making equipment

Boko Haram Kills 56 Villagers in Nigeria

"We saw corpses in the streets of the village," said farmer Mustapha Alibe

China ‘Punishes’ Nearly 200 People for Spreading Rumors

Chinese authorities said they punished nearly 200 people for spreading online rumors in connection with recent major news events, in a government crackdown on politically sensitive discourse.

The European Union Has Called For Emergency Talks on the Refugee Crisis

Talks will be attended by interior ministers from each of the union's 28 member states

Look: Guangzhou man makes a living by looking like Barack Obama

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 29-year-old man in Guangzhou, Guangdong province has been making headlines recently for his striking resemblance to one US President Barack Obama. [ more › ]

Alibaba, JD.com Target Rural China for E-Commerce Growth

China’s e-commerce titans, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside

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