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SCMP ditches 4 veteran columnists, including 3 government critics

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The South China Morning Post (SCMP), Hong Kong's paper of record, has axed four of its star columnists—three of whom were prominent critics of the Hong Kong government—leaving many observers feeling nervous about the paper's future direction. [ more › ]

Too Chineez? Sitcom ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Courts Controversy

Hit U.S. sitcom "Fresh Off The Boat" has stirred controversy by tapping into a decades-old identity debate: Are people from Taiwan Taiwanese or Chinese?

PPAR Adoptable Kittens of May 2015: Puff and Jingjing!

49 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Puff and Jingjing are siblings. They both are affectionate and playful kittens with beautiful and colorful coats. They love people’s attention very much and will be best companion to either children or adults. [ more › ]

Migrants Find a Safer Route B Into Europe Via the Balkans

The journey is safer but more expensive than the sea trip from Libya

Smuggler attempts to sneak 18 iPhones into China using secret bike compartment

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An ingenious yet ultimately unsuccessful smuggler tried to carry 18 iPhone 6 Plus smartphones over the border from Hong Kong using a secret compartment built into his bike. [ more › ]

Military couple's long-distance relationship makes for adorable photo series

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A photo series created by two military personal who digitally stitched together pictures of themselves while 700 kilometers apart has made waves on the web. [ more › ]

Qingdao tuhao moves 1-ton shark into residential compound to gut, eat

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's tuhao are notorious for their occasionally disgusting displays of wealth, but one man in Qingdao with money to blow has taken it to somewhat gruesome extremes, by transporting a shark into his backyard to skin, gut and eat. [ more › ]

U.K. Bomb Maker Sentenced to Life for Killing U.S. Soldier

(LONDON) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was accused of assembling bombs in Syria that were planted on the western outskirts of Baghdad that year. One of the devices killed Sgt. 1st…

Amputee cyclist from Wenzhou travels 4,100km in 76 days

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With a bag, a bike and the help of some kind strangers he met along the way, Chen Chen's (??) dream of traveling the world has been accomplished. [ more › ]

Desired Destination For Didi Kuaidi: Keep Drivers, Officials Happy

China’s biggest taxi-hailing app says it can take the hassle out of travel while keeping taxi drivers and regulators happy.

China’s Xi Puts Up a Stronger Front

After a successful month selling his vision of China abroad, Chinese President Xi Jinping has turned his attention back home, where the sales job is tougher.

More Than Half of Beijing Residents Live Far From City Center

The bulk of Beijing’s population lives in suburban areas where public services are in relative short supply, underscoring the challenges city planners face.

50 million RMB deal between Chinese billionaire and Japanese porn star reportedly false

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The rumours that a Chinese billionaire paid 50 million yuan for the exclusive services of ex-AV star Rola Misaki turn out to be just that, as both parties deny that the deal ever existed. [ more › ]

Burma Rescues Over 200 Boat People

Southeast Asian countries have been accused of playing "maritime ping-pong"

Zhejiang boss forces all employees to attend his mother-in-law's funeral

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An employer in Taizhou, Zhejiang province has attracted heaps of online criticism after news got out that he'd forced all of his employees to take part in a funeral procession for his deceased mother-in-law, and even threatened to fine them if they didn't make an appearance. [ more › ]

Chinese businessman models his headquarters after a Federation starship from Star Trek

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An eccentric Chinese businessman has paid tribute to his favorite TV show in about the most spectacular way possible, by boldly building what no man has ever built before: an office headquarters modeled after a Federation starship from his beloved Star Trek sci-fi series. [ more › ]

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