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Watch: New Zealand Gives Xi Jinping a Haka Welcome

As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in New Zealand for talks with the country's prime minister, officials greeted him with a traditional Maori hongi greeting and a Haka dance.

Elderly man's pre-1949 currency rejected at train station

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 80-year-old man attempted to purchase a train ticket using currency that went out of circulation in 1949 in Yongkang, Zhejiang province. [ more › ]

WATCH: Young mainland auto-addicts live it up in California

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A peek at a "super car meet-up" in the San Gabriel Valley, California for some of the richest and profligate of mainland Chinese students studying abroad in the US to gather and bond over their love of glossy Bentleys. [ more › ]

Q&A with Bill Callahan, playing this Sunday @ Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ahead of his show on November 23, Callahan tells Shanghaiist about his offbeat new disc, Have Fun with God, what made his Smog alter-ego dissipate, and more. [ more › ]

Facebook Executive Talks Mandarin, Ads and Language Study in China

One month after Mark Zuckerberg blew up the Internet by participating in a Mandarin Q&A in Beijing, another Facebook executive has given a follow-up performance, albeit a brief one.

China Terrorism Debate: Does the Internet Kill People?

China’s government says the dark side of the Internet was on full display in terror attacks over the past year -- a train station knifing, a car that exploded near Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate and other attacks on civilians -- because it has evidence such activity is planned online.

Picture China: Beijing Smog, Internet Conference, Doctor Trial

The day's China news in pictures: a man plays with his dog amid smog in Beijing, delegates attend the World Internet Conference in Zhejiang, a man claiming to be an "omnipotent doctor" goes on trial at the Luoyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan province and more.

Protesters Smash Door, Windows Outside Hong Kong Legislature

Scuffles erupted overnight here as protesters tried to break in to the city’s legislature, hours after authorities took their first step in weeks to dislodge demonstrators from their encampments.

Watch: Shandong man weds cancer-stricken bride in hospital ward

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After registering for marriage on November 5, 24-year-old Yu Haining and his 25-year-old cancer-stricken girlfriend, Fan Huixiang, held a wedding ceremony in her hospital ward on Monday, winning crowds of witnesses' good wishes and a lot of teary eyes. [ more › ]

11 kindergarteners killed after school bus collides with lorry carrying sand

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Eleven young students were killed and three more injured after a minibus taking them to school was crushed by a lorry carrying sand in Shandong province. [ more › ]

Analects says "Goodbye"

IT IS TEMPTING to start this farewell note with some pithy yet profound quote from Confucius about the nature of change, the importance of rituals or how all good things must come to an end. But this is a temptation that should be resisted. Show More Summary

China’s Internet Regulator Says Controls Are a ‘Sovereign Issue’

Dean Garfield says he has made eight trips to China, but Wednesday marked the first time he was able to update his Facebook friends with his whereabouts.

Look: Qingdao motorist uses live chicken to reserve perfect parking space

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Finding a parking space in overcrowded Chinese cities can be a real pain, but like most problems in life, one can work it out with a little foresight, ingenuity, and a live chicken. [ more › ]

A Meditation on Poverty in Taiwan in ‘Meeting Dr. Sun’

In his first sole-produced movie since the beloved “Blue Gate Crossing,” featuring the story of a sexually confused teenager, Taiwanese director Yee Chih-yen is back in theaters with another coming-of-age film.

Thanksgiving is here! This is where you get your roast turkey, Christmas goose, advent calendar, and more!

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It’s that time of year again? the holiday season! The warmth of cinnamon, silver bells, and everything delicately scented with pine brings thoughts of holidays past and future. Santa’s helpers at Epermarket have been hard at work to bring all your holiday needs to your doorstep! [ more › ]

Inspiring teen insists on going back to school in bandages while recovering from burn accident

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 13-year-old pre-teen in Quanjiang county, Jiangxi province insisted on going back to school in face bandages and gloves while recovering from severe burns he suffered after an accident last March. [ more › ]

Look: PLA soldiers before and after joining the army

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The People's Liberation Army isn't just the world's largest military force, it's also a really good place to go if you are in need of a makeover, as these before and after pictures making waves online show. [ more › ]

And the survey says: Sex education still awful in Shanghai

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Researchers in Shanghai questioned young people about their understanding of reproductive health, their attitudes toward sex, and their own sexual behavior. [ more › ]

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

(HAVANA) — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the…

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