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China Gets More Brazen About Its Ambitions for the Yuan

China's government gets a bit more open about its ambitions for the yuan.

See the Aftermath of the Tel Aviv Bus Stabbing

Three Israelis were in serious condition Wednesday after a 23-year-old Palestinian man from the West bank attacked bus passengers with a knife. Police are calling it a terrorist attack

Egypt’s ‘Token Reforms’ Fail to Protect Women, Says Amnesty International

Efforts to protect women from systemic violence have been largely symbolic, human rights group says

More mainland tourists traveling to Japan, France over Hong Kong

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

More mainland tourists will choose to flock to Japan, France, South Korea and Britain in upcoming years over Hong Kong, which for the past three years held it down as one of the three most popular tourist destinations for mainlanders, along with Thailand and Macau. A recent report attributed Hong Kong's "unwelcoming attitude" as one of the main reasons. [ more › ]

21-year-old woman with cerebral palsy writes fiction novel with just her left foot

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 21-year-old woman in Anhui province who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and received no formal education in school has been writing a fictional story, now over 60,000 words in length, using only her foot. [ more › ]

Rebels Hold Yemen President ‘Captive’ at His House

One presidential adviser said Yemen has reached the "point of no return"

Man on Guiyang streets claims to beg for stray dogs

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 76-year-old beggar in Guiyang, Guizhou province has gained attention on social media after a passerby posted images of him and his band of scruffy dogs online. [ more › ]

Two-year-old boy rescues two-year-old playmate who slipped into pond

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy became a hero in the Xinzhou district of Wuhan, Hubei province when he ran 400 meters to seek help for his friend, who'd fallen into a pond on January 17. [ more › ]

67-year-old woman takes in 40 abandoned children in 40 years

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Kong Zhenlan, a 67-year-old woman in Jinzhong, Shanxi, has "adopted" over 40 abandoned children in the past 40 years. The date of each kid's adoption marks his or her birthday, with the youngest being only one month old and the oldest 27. [ more › ]

One person allegedly beheaded in Shaanxi mall attack [Viewer discretion advised]

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Three people were attacked at a shopping mall in Shaanxi province's Yan'an city around 1:00 p.m., according to reports from CNNT, which added that one person was said to have been beheaded. [ more › ]

Massive polar-themed park to open in Shanghai in 2017

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Haichang Holdings announced plans on Monday to create a huge polar theme park in Shanghai that will cover 297,155 square meters of land next to Dishui Lake. [ more › ]

Pope Francis and the Mystery of Manila’s Vanishing Street Children

Was the Philippine capital really purged of unsightly urchins for the Pope's recent visit, as media reports allege?

Shanghai Fires Senior Officials Over Deadly New Year’s Stampede

Shanghai's government has fired four top district officials over multiple alleged shortcomings it said were connected to a stampede on New Year's eve that killed 36 people.

What Traffic Jam? Welcome to Beijing’s $10,000 Air Cab

The ultimate symbol of power tourism may soon be blazoned across the smoggy skies of Beijing: the private helicopter.

4 officials sacked, 7 more punished over Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Four officials were sacked and another seven will be disciplined for the New Year's Eve stampede on the Bund that left 36 people dead and 49 more injured, according to a decision by Shanghai municipal authorities that was announced at a press conference today. [ more › ]

China's population reaches 1.37 billion

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The population of mainland China stood at 1.37 billion at the end of 2014, an increase of around 7.1 million from the previous year. [ more › ]

A Rare Role for China in U.S. State of the Union: Partner

In years past, China has been alternatively held up as a menace and a measuring stick in the U.S. president's State of the Union address. So how did it fare in Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday night?

Xi Jinping gets 62 percent pay raise, state media reports

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese President Xi Jinping along with the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee will see a 62 percent hike in their monthly salaries, state media said yesterday, as civil servants will be celebrating their first payroll increase since 2006. [ more › ]

Relatives protest after death of 11-year-old boy at unlicensed Henan clinic

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 11-year-old boy died of blood loss due to improper treatment at an unlicensed clinic in Ruzhou, Henan province last week. [ more › ]

Pope Francis denies that he was unwilling to see Dalai Lama over Chinese pressure

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Pope Francis denied that he refused to receive the Dalai Lama in December over fears of upsetting China, and expressed that there was a possibility he would meet with the exiled Tibetan spiritual in the future. [ more › ]

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