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This Is the World’s Hottest City Today

The mercury hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad, and it feels even hotter

Henan woman mistakenly gives mom washing powder by IV drip

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman in Henan mistakenly gave her mother washing powder by intravenous drip as treatment for tendovaginitis. The elderly woman is now being treated in the hospital. [ more › ]

Mansion on Soong Mei-ling's former Long Island estate now selling for $11.8 million

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A mansion sitting on the former estate of Soong Mei-ling, the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek, is now up for sale in Long Island for a princely 11.8 million USD. [ more › ]

Beijing beats Almaty to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing has defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by majority vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has just announced, making the Chinese capital the first city to host both winter and summer games. [ more › ]

4 mainland tourists jailed after clash with staff at Hong Kong airport

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Four people from mainland China were jailed over a nasty scuffle that broke out at a Hong Kong airport earlier this week, leaving at least seven employees injured. [ more › ]

Look: Guangzhou woman's 'mini pet piggy' grows to be over 200lbs

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Guangzhou woman was shocked to see her adorable "mini pet piggy", purchased about a year ago, grow into a giant hog weighing nearly 220 pounds. [ more › ]

Watch: Skinny guy in Xi'an devours 24 bowls of noodles in 2 minutes

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The winner of a noodle-eating contest held in Xi'an set an insane record after managing to slurp down 24 bowls of noodles in just two minutes. [ more › ]

Look: Hungry wolf wanders into Yunnan village, ends up as dinner

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Residents in Sayingpan town, Yunnan province this Monday captured, skinned, cooked and devoured a wolf that made the mistake of entering their village to hunt for chickens. [ more › ]

Look: Thousands of gamers flock to this year's (cleavage-less) ChinaJoy in Shanghai

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

ChinaJoy, the largest annual digital entertainment and gaming expo in Asia, kicked off yesterday in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Despite cleavage crackdowns, the expo still attracted plenty of visitors. [ more › ]

Hong Kong guys voted Asia's 'manliest' in new survey rating sex appeal

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

According to a new online survey rating the sex appeal of men across Asia, Hongkongers are considered the "manliest", beating the gentlemen from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and mainland China. [ more › ]

Watch: Fujian toddler walks away barely scathed after being run over by a car

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A two-year-old boy was run over by a car in Xianyou county, Fujian last Saturday and not only managed to survive, but even tried to crawl back on his feet by himself. [ more › ]

UK grants Ai Weiwei 6-month visa, apologizes

Britain says it is granting dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, apologizing for rejecting his application over an alleged criminal conviction.

Beijing Wins 2022 Winter Olympic Bid

The International Olympic Committee has named Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

China’s Stock Markets: Nearly 25 Years of Wild Swings

In the two years after China opened its stock markets, shares soared 1200% and twice fell by half. Nearly 25 years have past but not much has changed since their founding.

In Beijing, Little Fanfare as Winter Olympic Announcement Nears

As China stands on the cusp of another potential Olympic win, the public reaction has been muted at best.

An Expat Called Andria: It’s My Name, Sort Of

A Taiwanese expat in the U.S. writes about her American identity as "Andria."

Video: Students Protest at Taiwan’s Education Ministry in China Textbook Row

Hundreds of students stormed Taiwan's Ministry of Education early Friday to protest proposed school textbook changes that they say represent a return to a "China-centric" view.

China Expels General From Party in Latest Purge

China’s leadership expelled a retired general from the Communist Party and transferred him to prosecutors to face corruption charges in the latest purge by President Xi Jinping.

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