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CY Leung's daughter thanks Hong Kong taxpayers for funding her 'beautiful shoes and dresses'

5 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While Chai Yan Leung is no stranger to controversy on social media, right now is probably not the best time for the daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung to be stirring up heat on her Facebook account. [ more › ]

India’s PM Narendra Modi Is Ordering Moguls and Bankers to Clean Its Streets

The campaign is more than a gimmick, as India contends with a long-standing hygiene problem that imperils the economy, exposes millions to sickness and heightens the risk of sexual assault

Records: Kissinger Made Plans to Attack Cuba

In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong action to stop Fidel Castro, fearful that his incursion in Africa was making the U.S. look weak

Hong Kong Protests Hit 2.3 Million in Tweets

There have been more than 2.3 million tweets related to the protests in Hong Kong since Sept. 27, according to Twitter data.

Shanghai railways handle record number of passengers on National Day

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai's three main railway stations saw a record 480,000 passengers flow through yesterday, the first day of the week-long national holiday, Shanghai Daily reported. [ more › ]

In China, Russia’s President Is ‘Putin the Great’

Russian President Vladimir Putin is much admired in China, where, like Xi Jinping, he is seen as a strong leader who isn't afraid to confront the West.

Another U.S. University Drops China’s Confucius Institute

Penn State University has become the second major U.S. research university in a week to announce it is cutting ties with the Confucius Institute program, an international chain of academic centers run by the Chinese government.

Authorities investigate apparent suicide of Hong Kong police inspector

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Investigators are now looking into the death of a Hong Kong police officer who reportedly shot himself in the North Point police station. [ more › ]

Taiwan expresses support for Occupy Central

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While activists in Taiwan have for days been leading demonstrations in support of Occupy Central, Taiwanese leaders this week called on Beijing to carry out its pledges of autonomy in Hong Kong or risk facing further estrangement from Taiwan and its people. [ more › ]

How Did We Get Here? A Timeline of Hong Kong’s Civil-Disobedience Movement

As residents continue to pour into Hong Kong's streets, we look back at just what ignited the protests.

Who Is C.Y. Leung, Hong Kong Chief Executive?

The man caught in the difficult position between pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong and the authoritarian rulers in Beijing is an awkward politician who never gained broad support from his constituents.

Hong Kong Protesters Inspired by Gandhi

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement picks up pace, some are invoking comparisons to Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom movement in India, ahead of the anniversary of his birth on Thursday.

Picture China: National Day, Train Station Crowds, Wedding Amid Protests

The day's China news in pictures: The country celebrates the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, crowds of people line up to buy train tickets, a couple pose for wedding photographs amid protesters in Hong Kong and more.

Liberia Hopes Ebola Diagnosis in the U.S. Will Lead to More Help

“Now the Americans know Ebola can go there, maybe they will send more doctors to Liberia”

Beijing SWAT member sets world record for plank

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yeah, yeah, another world record. But we've really got to applaud this 43-year-old Beijing man who accomplished the hellish feat of maintaining a plank position for a record of four hours and twenty-six minutes. [ more › ]

Chinese tourists will spend $155 billion overseas this year: Report

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese tourists are predicted to spend around 155 billion USD while traveling abroad over the course of this year—a 20 percent jump from 2013, according to the China Tourism Academy. [ more › ]

White House responds to petition, backs 'aspirations of the Hong Kong people'

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The White House on Tuesday responded to a petition calling for additional U.S. pressure on the Chinese government to honor its promise of democratic elections in Hong Kong, saying that the U.S. "supports universal suffrage in Hong Kong" and "a genuine choice of candidates representative of the voters' will." [ more › ]

LOOK: Massive crowds of tourists sweep through China on National Day

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's National Day, celebrated on Wednesday, marks the start of Golden Week and every year sees waves of tourists traveling the nation. This year is no different, with sites such as Hangzhou's West Lake and Shanghai's Bund having already become overwhelmed with Golden Week visitors (see pictures below). [ more › ]

China Gives Full-Body Cavity Search to 10,000 Pigeons

When it comes to securing the Chinese capital this National Day in China, leaders are leaving no stone unturned, no crevice unchecked. Security officials combed over 10,000 pigeons that were to set to be released during the National Day ceremony at Tiananmen Square on Wednesday, checking each bird’s feathers and anus, according to state media.

Polite Protests: Hong Kong Movement Draws Comparisons to Taiwan’s

The Hong Kong protesters are drawing praise from international media for their orderly and polite conduct. But their disciplined behavior -- cleaning up after themselves, leaving cordial thank-you notes to the police – sound familiar to many in Taiwan.

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