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Picture China: Christmas Alpaca, Mao’s Birthday, More Hong Kong Protests

The day’s China news in pictures: An alpaca is used to celebrate Christmas, Hong Kong protesters demand the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, people gather to celebrate the anniversary of Chairman Mao's birthday and mo...

LOOK: National pole-dancing team performs in China's northernmost village at - 50°C!

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This time, Cao Nuo, Sun Wenzhu and He Bi showed their moves to drum up support for the upcoming 2015 World Pole Dance Championships which will be held in Beijing. [ more › ]

This Wednesday: Count down to 2015 in style at Three on the Bund

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

If you, like us, are stuck in Shanghai for the new year's, then let's ring in the new year in style by dining at any Three on the Bund restaurant -- that's Jean-Georges, Mercato, Whampoa Club, CHI-Q and Nougatine -- and receive complimentary access to their New Year's party at Studio 3! [ more › ]

Hippo jumps out of a moving truck, lies on street for hours with teeth knocked out and tears flowing

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A two-meter long hippopotamus jumped out of a moving truck as it was being transported from Miaoli county to a farm in Taichung in central Taiwan. It then hit a parked car and landed in the middle of the street. With its teeth knocked out and severe blood loss, the hippo lay paralyzed on the ground for hours with tears flowing from its eyes. [ more › ]

This is what the aftermath of Christmas celebrations looked like in Kunming

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Christmas Eve was a night of mayhem in Kunming, with 110,000 revellers out on the streets spraying each other with cans of artificial snow in a 3-hour carnival-like event from 8pm to 11pm. The aftermath of the party left the city in a mess, with heaps of empty spray cans and garbage that took cleaners hours to clean up. [ more › ]

LOOK: People sacrificing animals, worshipping statues of Mao on the 121st anniversary of his birth

December 26th was the 121st anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, Chinese Communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China. To commemorate his birthday, massive celebrations were held at Mao Zedong Square in Shaoshan, Mao's hometown in Hunan. [ more › ]

Meet the Young Survivors of the Peshawar School Attack

Portraits of survivors after the Dec. 16 terror attack in Pakistan

College locks up campus grounds to prevent students from celebrating Christmas

Northwest University's Modern College has kicked up a maelstrom of debate after it reportedly sealed up its school grounds on Christmas Eve to prevent students from partying outside. Students were not allowed to leave school grounds without permission. [ more › ]

University students in traditional Chinese costumes call for boycott of Christmas

Images of a group of university students wearing hanfu, the traditional Han Chinese dresses, at Changsha's Taiping Street calling for a boycott of Christmas celebrations have gone viral and sparked heated discussions online. [ more ...

LOOK: Hukou Waterfall freezes over on the Yellow River

These stunning pictures show Hukou Waterfall in a partially frozen state in the cold snap. Situated where Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces meet, the Hukou Waterfall is roughly 66-ft high. It's the second highest waterfall in China, and the highest on the Yellow River. [ more › ]

Taxi fares in Shanghai to go up in 2015

Taxi fares in Shanghai are going up in 2015, according to an announcement from the Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission. Two plans have been put forward by the Shanghai Transport Commission and a hearing will be held on January 9 to decide which version to adopt. [ more › ]

[DEALS] Explore historical Osaka and experience the culinary adventure that awaits you!

Osaka is a city of culinary adventure far beyond teriyaki, sashimi and sushi. Explore its many bustling markets, watch master chefs blend art and food and choose cooking classes covering a wide range of methods and levels. Explore historical Osaka at your own pace, or join an optional tour. Show More Summary

Woman who tries to sell daughter to save husband receives ?1.27 million, donates ?600,000 to charity

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman, who tried to sell her baby daughter on the street in Fuzhou to raise money for her husband's surgery, has reportedly already received 1.27 million Chinese yuan in donations from more than 3,000 people. [ more › ]

Bo Xilai's French villa up for sale at the low, low price of $8.5 million

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A luxury French villa owned by jailed Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been placed on the market for around $8.5 million. [ more › ]

Look: Lamborghini crashes into Mercedez Benz, scooping it on to its roof

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Lamborghini crashes into a Mercedez Benz in Nanning, scooping the car onto its roof. [ more › ]

Chengdu dad bathes one-year-old son with cold water

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A video shared by a Sina Weibo user @????, showing a middle-aged man using tap water to bathe his one-year-old son in a garden in Chengdu, has attracted a lot of attention and sparked a large-scale debate online. [ more › ]

Pet ostrich seen out racing truck on Zhejiang highway

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

There were bizarre scenes in Yiwu this morning, when an ostrich popped onto the busy G1512 highway for it's "morning exercise." Things started getting interesting, however, when a truck went by seemingly goading the ostrich into racing with it, and the ostrich obliged picking up its speed and running alongside. [ more › ]

Look: 'Bicycle graveyard' at Hunan university

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hundreds of abandoned bicycles have been piling up in front of a dormitory building at a university in Hunan province, attracting the attention of local Chinese media, who have described the area as a "bicycle graveyard." [ more › ]

Kunshan tops ranking of best county-level cities by Forbes China for 6th consecutive year

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Forbes China has released its list of the 30 best county-level cities in mainland China last week. The city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province has topped the list for the sixth consecutive year. The cities were ranked according to scores...Show More Summary

Look: Chengdu foodies travel for two hours to eat hotpot in snow

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A dozen hot pot fans attended a hot pot feast at a ski resort on Chengdu Xiling Snow Mountain earlier this week. The event was reported to have been organized through "Huaxiyanwei," an official WeChat account belonging to Huaxi Metropolitan Daily. [ more › ]

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