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Watch: 12-year-old Sichuan girl amazes netizens with her basketball skills

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A video showing a young girl outclassing everyone on a basketball court in Sichuan province has recently gone viral, amazing Chinese netizens. [ more › ]

Zoo keeper killed by tiger after cage door left open

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yesterday morning, a Weibo user broke the news of a gruesome accident involving a tiger and a zoo keeper in Yichun city, Jiangxi province. [ more › ]

Nigerian Army Takes Boko Haram Capital and Boosts Goodluck Jonathan’s Election Chances

President Goodluck Jonathan is finally leading a strong campaign against insurgents but battlefield victories may not be enough at the ballot box

University bans food deliveries, so vendors scale walls to deliver food to students

24 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When a university in Heilongjiang introduced a new rule banning food delivery vehicles from entering campus, vendors decided that instead of trying to go around the regulation they'd just go right over it, via the campus wall. [ more › ]

Ever wanted to see Shanghai from above? New scenic helicopter rides over Shanghai now on offer

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A brand new scenic helicopter service has been launched in Shanghai over the weekend, reports China News. [ more › ]

Beijing romantic proposes to girlfriend with a meat bouquet

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over the weekend, one Beijing boyfriend showed that you needn't go out and buy ludicrous amounts of iPhones in order to confess your love to your partner, all you need is some compassion, sincerity, and a meat-filled floral arrangement. [ more › ]

Watch: Western couples vs. Chinese couples

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The newest video from the Shanghai-based comedy group MAMAHUHU compares the stereotypical behavior of Western couples and Chinese couples in situations ranging from proposals, meeting the parents, having children and even music enjoyment. [ more › ]

China’s Finance Minister Not Looking Forward to Endless G-20 Meetings

With so many meetings, how can you get anything done? That was the essential gripe from Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei as he looked ahead to 2016, when China will chair the Group of 20 major economies.

2 killed, 5 injured in bloody Shanghai bar brawl

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two people were hacked to death with machetes and five more injured when a bloody bar fight broke out in Shanghai's Pudong New Area in the early hours of yesterday morning. [ more › ]

10 Killed, Dozens Missing as Torrential Rains Trigger Landslides, Flooding in Kashmir

Unseasonal rains have lashed northern India over the past few weeks, destroying crops and raising concerns over safety

Construction on Shanghai's massive polar-themed park has begun

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yesterday marked the first day of construction on the massive polar-themed ocean park in Pudong New Area in Shanghai, which is set to open in 2017. [ more › ]

Devoted boyfriend cycles 3,000 kilometres to propose to university sweetheart

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a modern-day Chinese fairytale, Weibo has reported on how a Zhejiang man cycled over 3,000 kilometers to propose to his university sweetheart. [ more › ]

Lovesick Shaanxi man threatens to blow himself up with firecrackers

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a last attempt to win back the love of an ex-girlfriend, a man in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province wrapped himself in firecrackers and threatened to blow himself up, local newspaper Huashang Daily reported yesterday. [ more › ]

Liaoning farmer builds functional model of Soviet-era tank

8 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In the latest edition of "Pimp my Ride: China", a resourceful Liaoning farmer has shown off the fruit of his ambitious DIY project—a working model of a Soviet-era tank. [ more › ]

Beijing policeman runs into burning building to save 30,000RMB in cash

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A police officer rushed into a burning building on Monday to retrieve a wad of cash worth 30,000 yuan after the tenant of the apartment began wailing on the street inconsolably. [ more › ]

Baidu Traffic Rerouted in Attack on U.S. Coding Website

A popular U.S. coding website is enduring an onslaught of Internet traffic meant for China’s most popular search engine, and security experts say the episode likely represents an attempt by China to shut down anticensorship tools.

Occupy Hong Kong: Six Months Later

Six months have passed since the outbreak of the pro-democracy Occupy protests in Hong Kong, and a small but determined group of activists wants to make sure their struggle isn't forgotten.

Xinjiang man sentenced to 6 years in prison for growing his beard

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 38-year-old man in Kashgar, Xinjiang was sentenced to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and for growing a beard, while his wife was given a two-year sentence for wearing a veil. [ more › ]

HIV-infected boy sent away from Sichuan village starts his new life in Shanxi school

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last December, a total of 203 villagers in Xichong country, Sichuan signed a petition demanding that an eight-year-old boy infected with HIV be removed from their village and treated in insolation. [ more › ]

Tycoon Li Ka-shing Looks to Israel

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s venture-capital fund may only be a bit player in Silicon Valley, but its making a much bigger mark in Israel: the fund is the biggest source of foreign cash for growing numbers of startups in Tel Aviv.

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