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Couple facing 30,000 fine for overloaded lorry drink poison

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A husband and wife in Henan province drank pesticides yesterday after they failed to waive a 30,000 yuan fine they'd received for overloading their lorry. The man died from poisoning and the woman is still being treated in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. [ more › ]

A Change of Heart for One Hong Kong Police Officer

As Hong Kong’s police started to clear part of the most volatile of the city’s three protest areas after almost two months of demonstrations, one former officer won’t take part.

Police break up cricket-fighting ring in Tianjin

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police in Tianjin recently cracked down on a gambling ring of cricket fighters, seizing around 370,000 yuan and hauling off 62 people involved. [ more › ]

China on Ferguson Violence: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Perfection’

Asked by reporters about events in foreign countries, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually resorts to a stock response that it doesn’t comment on others’ domestic affairs. Japan’s recent call for early elections? No comment. Scottish independence? No comment. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Moves In on Volatile Mong Kok Protest Site

Authorities cleared part of the most-volatile of the city’s three pro-democracy protest sites on Tuesday, as officials continued their slow push to dislodge the encampments from busy streets and end the nearly two-month-old political standoff.

Extra, extra! Adorable newborn tigers cuddle at Yunnan Safari Park

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

There are few things in life more adorable than a baby tiger. Unless it's two baby tigers, cuddling as though it is the last embrace they may ever experience in their lives. [ more › ]

Look: Artist reimagines renowned Song Dynasty painting for modern China, includes chengguan beatings and sex shops

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese artist has created an updated version of the classic Song Dynasty painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival" complete with many of modern China's social problems and peculiarities. Unsurprisingly, it's created something of a stir inside Chinese social media. [ more › ]

'Xi Dada Loves Peng Mama,' ode to China's first couple goes viral

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Xiao Pingguo" may have just won an international song award, but this week China is all about a catchy little ditty celebrating the adorable first couple of the PRC. [ more › ]

Look: Restaurant in Ningbo employs robot wait staff

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Hong Kong-style restaurant that recently opened in Ningbo has been grabbing a mass of media attention after having "employed" a team of robots, costing 60,000 yuan a piece, to work as its wait staff. [ more › ]

The Things He Used: Taobao Store Offers Xi Jinping-Themed Cups, Umbrellas

Fancy drinking from cups similar to those used by China’s most powerful man? Want to shelter under somber black parasols of the same style as President Xi Jinping’s? If “Xi Dada” uses them, so can you.

Death sentence upheld for couple who sexually assaulted, murdered 17-year-old

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A court in Heilongjiang province yesterday upheld the sentences of a husband and wife for intentional homicide, rape and robbery after the wife, who was pregnant at the time, feigned sickness to lure in a 17-year-old girl before helping her husband sexually assault then murder her. [ more › ]

Watch: Student attempts to jump off building, is caught off-guard and hoisted up to safety by firefighter

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Watch the moment a teenager in Pengze county, Jiangxi province is pulled up to safety by firefighters as he is standing on the ledge of a school building, ready to jump. [ more › ]

As Chinese Duo Perform at American Music Awards, Those at Home Are Skeptical

Known more for saccharine tunes than its Psy-style swagger, Chinese pop has never had much of a place in the global sun. Over the weekend, though, the industry got a boost when a Chinese duo, the Chopstick Brothers, took home an award at the 2014 American Music Awards for their virally infectious song, “Little Apple.”

At least 3 dead in Xiamen restaurant explosion [Viewer discretion advised]

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

At least three people were killed when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in Xiamen city, Fujian province today. [ more › ]

The Dangerous U.S.-China Perception Gap

The mocking tone of the editorial may have been unusual for a Chinese newspaper, but the sentiments were not: America, it scoffed, is a washed-up superpower.

Residents in 'model Disney relocation homes' fear building collapse

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The structural integrity of the Disney relocation homes in Shanghai is being questioned by their residents, many of whom are fearful that the poorly built structures could collapse at any moment, reports Shanghai Daily. [ more › ]

Picture China: Tiger Cub, Outdoor Lunch, Li Keqiang’s Jersey

The day's China news in pictures: a tiger cub is held at a wildlife park in Yunnan, students have lunch outdoors in Guizhou, The premier of Bavaria gives a soccer jersey to Li Keqiang and more.

Guangxi's 'fattest man' sheds 130kg after weight-loss procedure

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 39-year-old and 1.75-meter-tall man, previously dubbed by media as "the fattest man in Guangxi" at 225kg, now weighs 96 kg after undergoing an intense weight-loss procedure. [ more › ]

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