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WATCH: Beijing engulfed by powerful sandstorm, turning sky yellow 'like the end of the world'

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A sandstorm swept across northern China yesterday, sparking mild apocalypse panic in Beijing and rendering spans of northern skies completely yellow. [ more › ]

'Japanese devil' actor has 'died' on stage more than 6,000 times

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This actor has "died" on stage over 6,000 times and has even been subjected to beatings from audience members while playing a Japanese soldier during reenactments of China's resistance against Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War at a Shanxi cultural park. [ more › ]

Pakistan Edges Closer to Charging CIA Officials with Murder Over Drone Strikes

The case may open the door for a possible multi billion-dollar class action lawsuit launched by relatives of the alleged 960 civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan

F1 hostess responds to Hamilton's champagne spray: It was no big deal

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Formula One grid girl who was hit by a torrent of champagne courtesy of Lewis Hamilton after his victory at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday said she wasn't really bothered by the incident, at least not as much as the Western world seemed to be. [ more › ]

Man who set fire to Guizhou bus, killing 6, sentenced to death

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Guizhou court yesterday sentenced a man to death for an arson attack on a bus that left six people dead. [ more › ]

China’s Buffett Wannabes Head to Omaha

Warren Buffett has a global fan base, and hundreds of them travel from countries such as South Africa, Germany and India to Omaha every May to listen to the billionaire investor and his partner, Charlie Munger, speak at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting.

Did Japan Really Overtake China as the Biggest Foreign Holder of U.S. Treasury Debt? A Deeper Look at the Math

Japan marginally overtook China in February as the largest foreign holder of American debt, according to one set of the U.S. government's latest data. But that’s not necessarily the case if you look at the more granular figures.

Hong Kong woman caught crossing into mainland with HK$1.5 million strapped to her body

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A middle-aged Hong Kong woman has been busted attempting to smuggle wads of cash strapped to her body into the mainland. [ more › ]

What Developer’s Refund Offer Says About China’s Property Woes

In an unusual move for the Chinese property biz, a property developer that has been under a microscope will allow new buyers of its homes to return them to the developer for a refund, without demanding a reason.

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to adventurous getaways!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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Tomorrow is Malbec World Day. Stock up on your Malbec here!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Malbec World Day happens tomorrow, April 17th. Order one of these three great Malbec wines from the exact opposite side of the world, at discount in honor of Malbec World Day. Argentina is at the antipode to Shanghai, so these wines have come just about as far as possible for your drinking pleasure in China. [ more › ]

The Unbearable Lightness of China’s Industrial Production

China’s first-quarter growth figure may have hit Beijing’s target on the nose, but its industrial data punched nothing but air.

Attacks Against Jews Spiked in 2014, Israeli Researchers Say

(TEL AVIV, Israel) — Jewish communities around the world faced an “explosion of hatred” last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by Israeli researchers. With most of the violence concentrated in Western Europe, Jewish leaders warned that many in their communities are questioning…

Top 5 Richest Tycoons in Renewable Energy

The solar industry has been growing rapidly in the United States and the Asia-Pacific region

Colombians Accuse U.S Soldiers and Officials of Sexual Assault and Rape

The allegations emerge after investigations found DEA agents in Colombia consorted with prostitutes and members of drug cartels

Check out 14 new features in WeChat made specifically for Shanghai users

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Shanghai government joined up with Tencent to push out new features on WeChat aimed specifically at Shanghai users. [ more › ]

School in Wuhan builds its own 4 million yuan Great Wall

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

You may have never heard of the Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering, but that's all about to change very soon. At least the school should hope so, otherwise the 4 million yuan it's dropping to build its very own Great Wall replica might be a bit of a waste. [ more › ]

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