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Crying bride disguised as old lady on Shenzhen street baffles onlookers

In what may very well be a giant publicity stunt that has yet to come to light, a man and woman this past Monday stirred up a very bizarre scene on Shenzhen's Dongmen Street as they were about to take pre-wedding photos. [ more › ]

Hong Kong Official Rules Out Clearing Protest Sites—For Now

A Hong Kong official said the government for now won’t attempt to clear areas that have been occupied by protesters for weeks, but he didn’t rule out a tougher approach to end the impasse eventually.

Xiaomi Moves International Users’ Data Out of China

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi says it’s been moving data belonging to international users to servers outside of China, its latest effort at assuring users of privacy.

China Economy on Track for Sweeping Reform, Report Finds

China’s leadership is making real headway in an ambitious program to liberalize its economy and if all goes to plan it will maintain a respectable 6% growth rate in 2020, according to a new detailed analysis of the reform agenda laid out at last year’s third plenum of the Chinese Communist Party.

Panda released into nature, led by staff dressed in panda suits

The two-year-old female panda Xue Xue took her first steps into the "wild" at the Liziping Nature Reserve in Sichuan province today after being carefully lured out by staff members dressed in panda costumes. [ more › ]

WATCH: Rare footage shows wild Siberian tiger eating an ox in Jilin

Putting the "ew" in news, a Siberian tiger was caught live on camera eating an ox in Hunchun, located in northeast China's Jilin province. Yum? [ more › ]

Over 7,000 officials caught in gambling crackdown

A total of 7,162 Party and government officials have been penalized for offenses related to gambling since the middle of 2013, Shanghai Daily said, citing a government report. [ more › ]

Shanghai Disneyland to feature largest Disney castle in the world

A new 3D preview of the Shanghai Disneyland Resort has been released, revealing that the Shanghai theme park will host the tallest and largest Disney castle in the world. [ more › ]

Clashes Erupt Outside Ukraine’s Parliament in Kiev

(KIEV, Ukraine) — Clashes broke out Tuesday between demonstrators and police in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev as deputies inside repeatedly voted down proposals to recognize a contentious World War II-era Ukrainian partisan group as national heroes. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Protests Take a Toll on Leader’s Approval Rating

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying’s approval rating dropped sharply in the days after pro-democracy protests began, according to the latest public opinion poll by the University of Hong Kong.

10 Chinese nationals released after being held hostage for months in Cameroon

A total of 27 hostages, including 10 Chinese nationals and the Cameroonian deputy premier's wife, were released by suspected Boko Haram militants after being held for months, Cameroon's government said. [ more › ]

Universal Studios confirms plans to build theme park in Beijing

Following 13 years of negotiations with Chinese authorities, Universal Studios has finally confirmed a $3.3 billion deal to open its first theme park in China, reports Sky News. [ more › ]

German Hospital: U.N. Worker Dies of Ebola

He was the third Ebola patient flown to Germany for treatment

For Hong Kong Protesters, Ridicule Proves an Effective Formula

On the streets of Hong Kong, protesting students have found a novel way to assail their opponents. They sing “Happy Birthday.”

Chinese waste 200 billion yuan annually on leftover food

China wastes 32.6 billion USD annually on leftover dining table food, announced Wu Zidan, director of China's State Administration of Grain. It's unknown whether Wu is referring to edible leftover food, or those gross, half-chewed bones that somehow end up in your lap in back-alley restaurants. [ more › ]

12 sentenced to death over deadly Xinjiang attacks in July

Twelve people were sentenced to death in a Kashgar court yesterday for involvement in the attacks that killed 37 people in Shache County in July. [ more › ]

Hong Kong police clear protesters' barricades, allowing traffic through

Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers set out early Tuesday morning to clear major city blockades erected by pro-democracy protestors, allowing traffic through the Queensway park for the first time in two weeks. [ more › ]

The Hong Kong Protests From a Cyclist’s Point of View

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests have blocked many streets from traffic, making them a haven for local bicyclists. The WSJ's Menglin Huang records a unique experience from her bike.

Chinese Cities’ Smog-Fighting Plans Are ‘Unsmooth, Uncoordinated’

Although China’s northern cities are no stranger to debilitating smog, municipal officials still struggle to cope with intense spells of air pollution.

Lady captured running naked on the streets in Guangxi

Residents of Longzhou county, Guangxi province may have been rubbing their eyes with disbelief on Saturday night when a woman was seen running naked on the streets, reports news 163. [ more › ]

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