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China considers lessening number of crimes punishable by death

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Chinese government is considering scrapping nine crimes from the current list of 55 crimes punishable by execution, state media reported yesterday. [ more › ]

Strong winds blow an entire section of tiles off wall of university dorms

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese construction isn't always known for being the sturdiest and, amazingly, in another case of 'bean curd architecture', no students were harmed on Sunday when the entire section of a wall in the student dorms at a University in Changchun had its tiles blown completely off by the wind, reports qq news. [ more › ]

WATCH: This guy in Fujian is the God of parallel parking

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Crowds of people holding cameras and video recorders gathered at an alley in Jinjiang, Fujian yesterday to witness one man's brilliant, some might even say godlike, parallel parking skills. [ more › ]

30 Days Later: A Month of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests in Photos

It’s been a month since Hong Kong police first fired dozens of rounds of tear gas at protesters, igniting public anger and helping bring tens of thousands of people into the streets of the financial capital. As pro-democracy protests...Show More Summary

US man found guilty for 2012 murder of 2 Chinese grad students

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man was convicted of first-degree murder yesterday for killing two Chinese graduate students at the University of Southern California two years ago. [ more › ]

Chinese Communist Party Members Urged to Abstain From Mahjong, Other ‘Small Thrills’

Communist Party cadres should lead earnest political lives, China’s leaders recently declared as they extend an corruption crackdown across officialdom. In practice, party scholars say, this could spell the end for many cadres’ favored pastimes – lengthy mahjong and poker sessions.

British expat arrested in Zhengzhou after robbing women who criticized his shorts

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A British man was arrested in Zhengzhou last Friday when he attacked two girls then ran away with a cell phone and 3000 Chinese yuan after he overheard them talking about him on the street, reports Youth News. [ more › ]

Shanghai's young men lagging in health poll

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Young women in Shanghai appear to be exceedingly more conscious of their health than young men in the city, a recent study has found, as they spend more time exercising and taking care of themselves than their computer-gaming male counterparts. [ more › ]

Dog occupies bus in Chongqing during six hour standoff with police and fire service

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Both the police and fire services were called into action last friday when a German shepherd jumped onto a Chongqing bus and refused to leave, provoking a six-hour standoff. [ more › ]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says Hong Kong Protests Not Just Political

As Hong Kong protests enter their second month, Alibaba's Executive Chairman Jack Ma weighed in on the events, saying the demonstrations are a reflection of the challenges facing the young.

China's most terrible driver repeatedly hits other car while reversing

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We realize that we rather generously assign these "worst person ever" headlines to stories about the occasional incompetent human being, but after seeing video footage of this driver in Jiangsu who failed so miserably at backing his car out of a parking space, we believe he truly deserves the title given by netizens as "China's worst driver". [ more › ]

Police discover brothel on Wuhan college campus

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A university in Wuhan, Hubei province came under investigation after it was reported that the school had been operating a brothel on campus that offered discounted prostitution services to its students. [ more › ]

Church collapse in rural Henan kills 2, injures 19

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two people were killed and another 19 injured after the wooden roof of a village church collapsed in Henan province on Sunday afternoon, authorities said yesterday. [ more › ]

Picture China: Honor Guard, Hong Kong Protesters, Manny Pacquiao

The day's China news in pictures: a honor guard is partially covered by a flag at a welcoming ceremony for Czech Republic President Milos Zeman in Beijing, 'Occupy Central' demonstrators pose for a picture, Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao practices in Hong Kong and more.

Shanghai cabbie charged after dragging drunk guy for 100 meters

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A taxi driver in Shanghai who dragged a man behind his vehicle for up to 100 meters was handed a three-year suspended prison sentence by the Yangpu District People's Court yesterday after being found guilty of intentional injury. [ more › ]

‘Prison Break,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Filmmaker Wants a Piece of the Chinese Market

The director of the East-meets-West “Rush Hour” movies is setting his gaze further eastward.

As Hong Kong Protests Enter Second Month, Time Takes Its Toll

Student leaders of pro-democracy protests continued to push Monday to shift the burden of their month-long demonstration to sympathetic groups after a scrapped plan to poll followers.

No Longer No. 1? Samsung Loses Its Edge in China

Samsung Electronics Co. ’s attempt to stay on top of the fast-changing smartphone business will depend on winning back people like He Wenzong.

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