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Undercover footage shows disgusting cleaning practices at popular Chinese hotel chains

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Undercover investigation has revealed some pretty sickening cleaning practices at a popular budget hotel chain in Hangzhou. [ more › ]

Watch: Yunnan residents join forces to save elephant trapped in mud pit

Watch the moment a crowd of residents and policemen work together to pull an adult wild elephant from a one-meter mire it'd gotten stuck in at a nature reserve in Yunnan province. [ more › ]

No Longer Novel: Yum Brand’s KFC, Pizza Hut Struggling in China

Yum Brands Inc., is facing a new reality: Chinese consumers don't find its KFC and Pizza Hut chains fresh and different anymore.

Watch Angelina Jolie Call on the U.N. to Save Lives in Syria

The actress and U.N. special envoy pleaded with the security council to take action

IOM Director: Migrant Policy Fails Today’s Boat People

In 1975, the world acted to save Boat People from Indochina, the Boat People of today are ignored

China Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea’s Nukes

The two countries were once as close as lips and teeth, but Beijing is increasingly wary of Pyongyang and Kim Jong Un

Look: Hubei's harrowing "Sky Road" is not for the faint of heart

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

If just driving around China normally isn't death defying enough for you, we'd like to suggest you cruise on up to Hubei and test out your nerve on something they call the "Sky Road." [ more › ]

Toddler survives after falling from 5th floor of Shanghai apartment

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A three-year-old child who was believed to have been left home alone remarkably survived after falling from a fifth-floor window. [ more › ]

A Bittersweet Reprieve for Chinese Woman Who Killed Abusive Husband

A court in southwestern China tasked with handling one of the country’s most high-profile domestic violence cases was itself the scene of violence and abuse as it issued a final verdict on Friday.

Look: Deserted bus in Zhengzhou converted into a convenience store

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Today in brilliant but illegal structures: an abandoned bus in Guancheng, Zhengzhou has been converted into a fully-stocked convenience store. [ more › ]

Sola Aoi may take act to Southeast Asia as China's censors target Japanese AV stars

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With fabric successfully digitally stitched on to conceal Fan Bingbing's historical cleavage and not a single stripper pole to be found at this year's Shanghai Auto Show, China's censors are back to targeting a familiar threat to China's morality—Japanese porn stars such as the multi-talented Sola Aoi. [ more › ]

Armenia Marks Centennial of Killing of 1.5 Million

An estimated 1.5 million died in the massacres, deportations and forced marches of 1915

Work Tensions Rise in China, Despite Calls for Harmony

Labor disputes continued to swell in China over the first three months of this year, as slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy puts more pressure on workers.

Meet Project N, China’s $60,000 Smart Car

Project N is another example of how Chinese companies are hoping to piggyback on new technologies to break into the auto industry.

34-year-old man freed after being held for 18 years in Guangdong workshop

17 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 34-year-old man from Jiangxi province was recently rescued from a shoddy cotton workshop in Qingyuan city, Guangdong province, where he had been held against his will and forced to work for the past 18 years. [ more › ]

Chinese officials crack down on funeral strippers

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese officials have launched a campaign to put an end to striptease shows at funerals, because life is no fun and apparently death can't be either. [ more › ]

Chinese Scientists Slammed For World’s First ‘Editing’ of Human Embryo DNA

A team of Chinese scientists have reported using human embryos as subjects for an experiment in editing genes in a way that could be passed on permanently.

Aunties and uncles exit bus during traffic jam for impromptu dance-off

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's determined square-dancers at times seem unstoppable. No matter what hurdles the world throws at them, whether it be bicycle locks, regulated routines or—quite literally—feces, they find a way to dance, whenever and wherever. [ more › ]

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