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Look: Copycat version of Arc de Triomphe built in Zhengzhou

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has gone and built itself another knockoff of the Arc de Triomphe, this time in Zhengzhou, Henan province. [ more › ]

Broadcaster apologizes for misuse of PRC flag in WW2 documentary

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hong Kong-based broadcaster TVB issued an apology after hundreds of complaints came flooding over the use of a PRC flag to represent China in a documentary about World War II, at which point the flag did not yet exist. [ more › ]

Hong Kong photographer faces jail time for carrying body armor in Bangkok

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A photojournalist from Hong Kong may face jail time after he was held at a Thai airport for carrying body armor and a helmet, which he'd brought to report on the bomb blast that went off at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine last week. [ more ...

Hong Kong photographer may face jail time for caryring body armor in Bangkok

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A photojournalist from Hong Kong may face jail time after he was held at a Thai airport for carrying body armor and a helmet, which he'd brought to report on the bomb blast that went off at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine last week. [ more ...

Lady downs $200 bottle of cognac when stopped by airport security, later told 'too drunk' to fly

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A passenger chugged an entire bottle of expensive cognac after airport security officials wouldn't let her carry it onboard the plane, resulting in her becoming incoherently drunk and, well, unable to board the plane. [ more › ]

Investors Grasp for Answers Amid Wild Stock Rout

Concerns about China’s economy intensified, accelerating the selloff across global markets as investors tried to assess whether the rout was just a short-term pullback or a signal of deeper trouble.

Boy leaves hole in painting after tripping at da Vinci exhibition in Taiwan

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Surveillance footage released by organizers at "The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius" exhibition shows the moment the boy seemingly tripped as he was walking past the 17th century oil painting by Paolo Porpora called "Flowers". He...Show More Summary

Bookings for the summer edition of Restaurant Week 2015 NOW OPEN!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China Restaurant Week, the semiannual feast brought to us by DiningCity, is back! 400 top restaurants in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu are taking part in the summer edition of the festival which...Show More Summary

China Fails to Stem Stock Market Rout

The People's Bank of China stood back after a global stock market rout last week, despite being widely expected to act.

Fake Peer Review Scandal Shines Spotlight on China

A scientific publisher’s announcement that it is retracting 64 articles for false peer reviews made global headlines – yet it is the authors' identity that is causing a stir in China.

Biggest one-day fall in China stocks since 2007 leads to global sell-off

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese shares suffer their biggest one day fall since the start of the financial crisis, hammering stock markets around the world as concerns mount over weakness in the domestic economy. [ more › ]

Look: Asia's largest glass scenic platform to open in Chonqing

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A transparent viewing platform that's claimed to be the largest-ever in Asia is under construction and will soon be opened in Chongqing's Wulong county. [ more › ]

China Stock Markets Take Sharpest Dive Since 2007

China’s stock markets suffered their sharpest daily fall since the global financial crisis on Monday.

Death toll in Tianjin warehouse blast climbs to 129

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The death toll from a series of explosions that rocked a warehouse in Tianjin on August 12 has been raised to 129, Xinhua reported today, with 44 others still missing. [ more › ]

Shinzo Abe to sit out Beijing's WW2 'Victory Day' parade

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided not to travel to Beijing next month for its much-hyped military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. [ more › ]

Look: 70-year-old Chengdu pole dancer inspires online

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While many elderly women in China spend their free time joining in public square-dancing sessions or accompanying their husbands on backwards walks through the park, this 70-year-old woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province practices pole dancing in very own bedroom. [ more › ]

Shandong drunk driver attempts to make getaway with cop hanging on car hood

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A driver in Tengzhou, Shandong province who'd been pulled over by cops to be tested for drunk driving tried to quickly flee the scene by backing up and then driving off as an auxiliary officer was still clinging on to the hood of his car for dear life. The driver kept going for some 2,000 meters, until a safety fence effectively foiled his getaway. [ more › ]

Shanghai streets submerged in water as continuous rain hits city

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai has become a water world of sorts as torrential rainfall continues to batter the city (and will apparently keep on doing so). [ more › ]

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