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Palestinian Killed in Clash With Israeli Military

(RAMALLAH, West Bank) — A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank at age six. Hammad’s cousin Moath…

Xi makes the rules

ONE of the great enduring questions with which the Chinese Communist Party grapples, and that President Xi Jinping has made central to his leadership, is how to use the law to help the party rule the country. The party sees the law as one of its tools; an instrument meant to help strengthen, rather than check, the power of one-party leadership. Show More Summary

Nightmarishly large grouper goes on display at Fuzhou fair

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This one was pulled out of the fishing waters of Indonesia and is now at display at the International Fishery Fair in Fuzhou. [ more › ]

Writer who published Mao victim's memoirs officially charged

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Writer Huang Zerong, who published the memoirs of survivors of Mao's labor camps under the pen name Tie Liu, has officially been charged by Chinese authorities for illegal business activity and "creating a disturbance." The 81-year-old...Show More Summary

Nickelback's new song deemed Western Propaganda by Chinese newspaper

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Because the world needed yet another reason to ban Nickelback, we can now add "violent revolutionists" to the now infinite list. A recent article from Chinese-owned news source Global Times, written by Farman Nawaz, proffers that the Canadian band's newest song, "Edge of a Revolution," is actual a white anthem for riotous revolution and global anarchy. [ more › ]

Australia to extradite corrupt Chinese government officials

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Corrupt Chinese government officials can run, but hiding is going to become a bit trickier. Australia and China, though currently without extradition treaties, are working together to send corrupt Chinese officials back to their homeland for, at the very least, a stern talking to. But more likely for life in prison. [ more › ]

Why China Will Move Slowly — Very Slowly — on Legal Reform

Based on an initial report, the Communist Party's first plenary meeting devoted to law wasn’t interested in engineering far-reaching changes to China’s legal system. And there may be political costs to that reluctance.

Watch: Hauntingly beautiful time-lapse shows a side of Hong Kong often forgotten

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Vacant roads and misty clouds sweeping across a star-strewn sky void of high-rises: these aren't usually the scenes that first come to mind when one thinks of Hong Kong, but they exist—this video proves it. [ more › ]

Foreigner jailed for 10 days after assaulting waitress at Dalian restaurant

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A foreigner visiting Dalian, Liaoning Province was fined 500 yuan and sentenced to 10 days in jail after he forced himself on a female waitress. [ more › ]

Hong Kong’s Protesters Not Going Home, Says Former Government Official

“Time to go home,” former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hua told pro-democracy protesters today. But his former deputy thinks demonstrators won’t clear the streets unless there are concessions on elections.

Wuhan Sea World tank breaks after years of visitors knocking on glass

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 21 rare Chinese and Russian Sturgeon had to be removed from an aquarium at the Wuhan Donghu Sea World in Hubei province after a giant crack formed in the tank as a result of visitors knocking on the glass. [ more › ]

Trapped in a crowded elevator, passengers break through a brick wall to freedom

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Eleven people who got trapped inside an elevator at a residential building in Shenzhen last Saturday took matters into their own hands when they thought that their distress calls hadn't been received. [ more › ]

Q&A: Brian Offenther, mastermind of WKND and man about town

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Brian Offenther, aka DJ B.O., is mastermind of WKND, the new Sunday all-day brunch.booze.chillout event happening at the URBN Hotel's BeerGrdn. He's also "Shanghai's No. 2 DJ", the "first DJ in North Korea", and a concert promoter. Shanghaiist asks him what's shaking his floors these days. [ more › ]

Picture China: Mao Portrait, ‘Yellow Umbrella’ App, Giant Yellow Duck

The day's China news in pictures: a paramilitary policeman stands juxtaposed against a portrait of Mao before Tiananmen Square, a Hong Kong app developer poses with his "Yellow Umbrella" app, starring local pro-democracy protesters, a giant yellow duck floats in Shanghai and more.

Trapped in a crowded elevator, passengars break through a brick wall to freedom

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Eleven people who got trapped inside an elevator at a residential building in Shenzhen last Saturday took matters into their own hands when they thought that their distress calls hadn't been received. [ more › ]

Protestor claims Kenny G was supportive during visit to Occupy zone

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Kenny G saga continues! A protestor at the Admiralty demonstration zone, where just yesterday Kenny G posed for pictures and live tweeted (since deleted) words of encouragement, said that the sax star wasn't as diplomatic as his newest tweets and Facebook posts imply. [ more › ]

With New Poll, Hong Kong Protesters to ‘Fight For Democracy in a Democratic Way’

Leaders of protest groups demanding democratic elections in Hong Kong say they are planning to poll supporters on Sunday, to ask whether recent concessions offered by the government are acceptable.

Experts warn about risk of rabies outbreak at Yulin dog meat festival

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese experts this month sent a letter to the government of Yulin, home of the annual and widely controversial dog meat festival, imploring that the traditional gathering of mass canine consumption be brought to an end, as it can increase the risk of contracting rabies. [ more › ]

Interview: Jean-Yves Lu, founder of Epermarket

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Epermarket, the online supermarket for the expat community in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, celebrates its 3rd anniversary this week. Jean-Yves Lu, founder of the company, spoke to Shanghaiist on how it all came about and where he's taking Epermarket to next. [ more › ]

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