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Picture China: Potala Palace, Smoggy Day, Financial Forum

The day's China news in pictures: workers repaint the sloping stone walls of the Potala Palace during its annual renovation in Tibet, people wearing masks walk on a smog-shrouded road in Harbin, the Financial Street Forum gets underway in Beijing and more.

Former Thai leader Yingluck hits up China's tourist spots with son and older brother

12 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Beijing with her son and her older brother Thaksin on October 25, according to Thai media. [ more › ]

Bad Loans Climb at China’s Biggest Banks

Sour loans on the books of China’s biggest banks have increased 22% since the start of the year, as slowing economic growth and overcapacity in a number of industries take an increasing toll on the financial sector.

Look: Shenyang car careens off bridge, all passengers are fine

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A driver in the pitch black of a dark, dark, Shenyang night careened off the side of a bridge, resulting in this monstrous looking wreck. Apparently, it was traveling so fast that it plowed through the brick wall, making it look like some smart-ass tried to drive down a lane less than half the width of the car. [ more › ]

Writing China: Liu Cixin, ‘The Three-Body Problem’

Chinese science-fiction writer Liu Cixin has won widespread acclaim for his imaginative work “The Three-Body Problem.” The trilogy tells the story of a civilization in another galaxy that is facing extinction and chooses to invade the Earth in order to save itself.

For China’s Online Shoppers, Obama’s Visit Nothing to Cheer About

For many Beijing residents, the upcoming APEC forum means a six-day holiday and—if the government has its way—hopefully bluer skies. But the meeting also could mean hiccups for online retail addicts.

17-year-old who took MDMA showered more than 20 times before her death

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 17-year-old woman died in Dongguan city, Guangdong province on October 20 after she'd taken MDMA with a group of "strange men". After going out with them for 10 hours, she returned to her rented room and showered over 20 times before her death, her roommate said. [ more › ]

Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing

Student leaders here said they are considering taking their demands for democracy to Chinese leaders in Beijing next month when China plays host to a high-profile global summit, a move that would represent a significant escalation of protests.

Face-Off at 15,000 Feet: India-China Border Dispute Heats Up

It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own.

China buries remains of 437 war soldiers brought back from South Korea

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who were killed in the Korean War six decades ago were reburied in Liaoning province this week after being returned from South Korea back in March. [ more › ]

Israel Closes Jerusalem Holy Site After Shooting

The Palestinians said temporary closure of the Al Aqsa mosque was a "declaration of war"

China’s GDP growth: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Last week, China reported that its third-quarter GDP rose 7.3% compared to a year earlier. Although that was the slowest growth in more than five years, the results were generally considered good news. Maybe the optimism was misplac...

[DEALS] Hong Kong Rugby 7s entrance tickets + airfare from ?5,330!

8 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Every year for the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, a migration of expats from China make their way down south for a guaranteed weekend of fun and excitement -- it's that time of the year again! This once-a-year event is happening 27-29 March, 2015 at the Hong Kong Stadium, and tickets are limited, so you'll want to make travel arrangements now. [ more › ]

China Sacks Key Ally In Hong Kong, Risks Splitting Pro-Beijing Ranks

Chinese leaders are eating their own as they demand loyalty to the city’s increasingly unpopular leader.

Tonight: Shanghai bands cover The Strokes, Rage Against the Machine & more @ YYT's Halloween Tribute show

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Below, members of each act share how these elder bands influenced them, and how they hope to capture the essence of their legendary performances on YYT’s stage this Halloween. [ more › ]

Photos: Freak Show at Beergrdn @ URBN Hotel

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

             Halloween came early, and the freaks came out to play at the official launch of the URBN Hotel's new beergrdn last Friday evening. [ more › ]

Table tennis champion fined $450,000 in prize money after celebrating too hard

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just after being crowned World Cup champion, Chinese table tennis player Zhang Jike was fined his entire prize fund of 450,000 USD for celebrating a bit too aggressively. [ more › ]

Cheating allegations lead to delayed SAT scores in China, South Korea

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Thousands of SAT scores from Chinese and South Korean students are being withheld due to widespread reports of cheating on the exam, The New York Times reported yesterday. [ more › ]

Back to the Roots

Yi Jiefang draws strength from a ? personal loss to help make China ?a greener place

Table tennis champion fined $45,000 in prize money after celebrating too hard

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just after being crowned World Cup champion, Chinese table tennis player Zhang Jike was fined his entire prize fund of 450,000 USD for celebrating a bit too aggressively. [ more › ]

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