A new survey by Jiaotong University's public health school has revealed that over 13 percent of children aged 12 to 18 in Shanghai have tried cigarettes, and almost 4 percent are regular smokers, the Shanghai Daily reports. [ more ›...
Beijing Cream spotted this video of a foreigner in Chengdu losing his shit at a bus driver for failing to stop / slow down when he saw him running (which begs the question of how he got on the bus in the first place). [ more › ]
According to an IBM survey of almost 1,600 shoppers, Chinese are far more likely than other consumers around the world to check out goods at physical stores and then buy them online afterward.
Shanghai Beer Week ends this sunny weekend. Make the most of its extensive offerings of beer while it lasts. [ more › ]
The Shanghai Education Commission surveyed over 800 middle and high school students in the city about attitudes towards sex. What do the results tell us? That Shanghai high school students are fucking liars. [ more › ]
Abe’s Burma Visit – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Burma on Friday, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so in 36 years, reports Bloomberg. Masaki Takahara, executive managing director of the Japan External Trade Organization’s...Show More Summary
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently slammed China in a University of Pennsylvania commencement speech. Chinese WSJ.com Managing Editor Li Yuan discusses how one Chinese student’s demand for an apology is creating a stir online.
While opium wasn't much appreciated in the past, China has largely embraced other forms of Western narcotics, particularly cocktails. Now Reuters reports that in exchange for the Manhattan, Black Velvet, and White Russians, China is exporting cocktails of its own to the West... made with baijiu. [ more › ]
Hooray! Our favourite three days of the week have arrived. Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday weekend, get get get with us, you know what we say! What? You don't? Well, let me tell you! We say party every day, pa-pa-pa-party every day. Show More Summary
While the diplomatic grouping known as the Friends of Syria met in the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday to discuss a U.S.-Russian plan for peace talks, a low-key yet perhaps equally important gathering was being quietly held in Istanbul...Show More Summary
Westerners might be familiar with the Chinese people's love for luxury products from their shopping behaviors in name-brand stores overseas. New research suggests that despite the nation's overall growth rate slowing down, China has leap-frogged Japan to become the top spender on luxury products worldwide. [ more › ]
(LONDON) — London’s Heathrow Airport says both of its runways have been closed after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing. Heathrow officials say passengers were evacuated safely Friday morning. British Airways says more information will be provided shortly. PHOTOS: A Village Fights Heathrow’s Expansion
According to Netease, female students in Maanshan, Anhui province, have been advised by a teacher to take birth control to delay their periods and avoid any potential negative effects menstrual pain would have on their gaokao score. [ more › ]
(BEIRUT) — Lebanese supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad fired heavy machine guns and lobbed mortar shells at each other Thursday in some of the worst fighting in the port city of Tripoli in years. The battles raised...Show More Summary
The BBC World Service has released the 2013 edition of its annual Country Ratings Poll, which surveyed over 26,000 people in 25 different countries. [ more › ]
Jews, why are they so smart? Why are those people, those Jew people, so damned smart? What particularly is it about them, apart from their Jew-ness, that makes them smart? Answers to these questions and more can be found in former top Chinese official Wu Guanzheng's new book. [ more › ]
Cai Hongbin, esteemed professor at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management explained in a press conference this week why China may be getting luckier in years ending in four. [ more › ]
Zhang Yong, creator of hot-pot chain Hai Di Lao, may not have the global cult following Steve Jobs, but in China’s food and beverage industry, he isn’t far behind.
We're sure you were all very disappointed that Tuesday's Shenzhen poop news didn't come with a video. Well rest easy, as one has surfaced, showing that not only was this particular woman indiscriminate when it comes to choosing defecatory locations, she's also lightning fast. [ more › ]
Tired of the racket caused by the constant barrage of fireworks? You should consider a move to Beiling in Hubei province. After a small fire on a balcony caused by fireworks inspired a village-wide ban, Beiling residents are currently enjoying their 8th year of freedom from noisy pyrotechnics. [ more › ]