Professed leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly looked into the possibility of trading Hong Kong’s tropical charms for chillier environs in Iceland.
The Chinese national football team sank to a new level of shame with a 5-1 defeat to Thailand in Hefei on Saturday. [ more › ]
Ever since incoming President Xi Jinping made it clear that the "Chinese Dream" would be at the center of his 10-year term, pundits around the world have been scrambling to work out exactly what the “dream” is. Reuters Though far catchier...Show More Summary
Two men in Beijing last week were apprehended by security after running about Peking University's campus in nothing but g-strings while carrying inflatable dolls and their guitars in some sort of "protest". Witness the dedication, the struggle, and the revolution that ensued. [ more › ]
File this under "he couldn't give less of a fuck." Lucky passengers waiting on the runway in Guangzhou bore witness to their plane being loaded with record-breaking levels of incompetence, as this phone-answering box-chucker tossed their cargo all over the place. Pink-shirt man, we salute you (and hope those boxes weren't filled with vases and precious artifacts). [ more › ]
We really dropped the ball on this one. There is a huge "Happy 60th!" cake sitting in the Shanghaiist fridge, and our ice sculpture of the Chinese Dream is beginning to melt. Even Kim Jong Un remembered, dammit. We must have had the dates mixed up. [ more › ]
Jimmy Shubert has been around for quite some time. He was on the big screen while you watched GO, The Italian Job and Mr & Mrs Smith and he can also be found in your illegally bought copies of King of Queens, Entourage, ER and Monk. He puts on a pretty good stand-up show and you can check him out at the Kung-Fu Komedy Club this weekend. Show More Summary
Hong Kong has climbed past Singapore both in number of millionaires and their total pool of wealth, fueled partly by the tear in Asian stock markets in 2012, according to a new report.
Chinese fund managers are giving local investors a chance to cash in on the U.S.’s recovering property market without any of the regulatory headaches that come with trying to buy a home abroad.
A grave robber attempting to access an ancient tomb in Shaanxi has died after the tunnel he dug with two accomplices collapsed on him, according to Xinhua. [ more › ]
Hong Kong’s famed population of pink dolphins is dwindling faster than ever, environmentalists say, shrinking 60% in the past decade because of heavy pollution and construction work in the waters they inhabit.
Women of China: instead of covering up your body with bags and newspapers, as Beijing police have recommended, why not just slip on a pair of these hairy leg stockings to keep the perverts at bay? [ more › ]
On first hearing this DJs Benoit & Sergio, they sounded a little less soulless than most other electronic dance tracks. Further research on their lyrics confirmed these preliminary listens. Formed only a few years ago, Sergio embarked on this musical project after his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Show More Summary
In an unusual move, China's National Bureau of Statistics – clearly frustrated with the lies, damn lies – has recently outed a local government it says was involved in a particularly egregious case of number fudging.
Has the pig already left the barn? That question seems to hover over Smithfield Foods Inc. investor Starboard Value LP’s push this week for the pork giant to explore a breakup rather than its planned takeover by China’s biggest meat processor.
The boldest foray yet for a U.S. university into China is emerging as an illustration of political risks; housing prices in China's biggest cities last month registered their highest annual growth rate in more than two years.
The newest tenant of Shanghai Center in Jing'an, Beef and Liberty is an American-style burger diner. We're not sure about the origins of the name "Beef and Liberty," one which should have Taps and cannons sounding in the background every time it's uttered. Show More Summary
BEIJING -- More than 200 bear paws were discovered being smuggled into China in the tires of a van, Chinese officials told local media. Video footage showed customs officers removing the 213 severed paws, which included large, adult ones and smaller ones from younger bears, from …
(MOSCOW) — Russia’s foreign minister says Iran is willing to halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium, which has been a key concession sought in international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. That is the highest level of enrichment acknowledged by Iran and one that experts say could be turned into warhead grade in a matter of months. Show More Summary
China’s official unemployment rate, which barely budges, has been at 4.1% since the third quarter of 2010. It’s not much use to anybody, particularly those who are looking for policies that might create jobs. But it may be that Beijing is getting tired of the charade.