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IMF Warns China: Reform or See Your Growth Rate Plummet

The International Monetary Fund warned that China's growth rate could plummet in the coming years unless Beijing speeds up the pace of its economic reforms.

Xinjiang woman reportedly electrocuted by iPhone

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 18-year-old woman in Xinjiang was killed in her sleep as she was charging her iPhone 4s, Hong-Kong news outlet Ming Pao reported, with doctors concluding that she'd suffered death from electrocution. [ more › ]

Deadly Violence in Xinjiang Not a Terror Attack, Uighur Group Says

An overseas group advocating on behalf of China's mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority cast doubt Wednesday on the Chinese government's assertion of "terrorism".

Parents take 29-year-old son to court after he refuses to move out of house

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two parents in Beijing were forced to file a lawsuit against their son, a 29-year-old "boomerang child" named Xu Qing, who still refused to move out of his parents' house seven years after graduating university, ifeng News reports. [ more › ]

‘Good Chinese Wife’ Wrings Insight From a Bad Gig

Susan Blumberg-Kason's new book focuses on relationships between Western women and Chinese men in cross-border marriages.

A United Nations School Is No Refuge as the War Worsens in Gaza

A strike on a UN school being used as a refuge in Gaza leaves 15 people dead, and puts more international pressure on Israel

China’s Malls Add Snoopy Parks, Playgrounds to Attract Big-Spending Parents

As China’s spending on luxury products wanes amid a clampdown on corruption and slowing economic growth, operators of shopping malls are looking to another retail segment: children’s goods.

No ordinary Zhou

China’s president has executed the most significant purge in a generation, tightening his grip

Xinjiang frontier soldier marries sweetheart through satellite broadcast, melts hearts

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After a mission prevented Xinjiang Frontier Army leader Liang Tao from marrying his girlfriend in person, his platoon melted everyone's hearts by throwing them a "video wedding." [ more › ]

LOOK: Tai Chi practitioners take over Chengdu bank, baffle customers

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A group of middle-aged people were spotted doing Tai Chi in a bank in Chengdu during office hours yesterday. Why not.... [ more › ]

Ukraine Official: Rebels Placed Land Mines on Roads to MH17 Crash Site

Spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council says it has been "impossible" for international investigators to reach site

Giant ganoderma 92cm in diameter discovered in Sichuan

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The earth’s largest mushroom was uncovered in Yunnan last year and recently a giant ganoderma was discovered in Sichuan. [ more › ]

LOOK: Lightning 'baconates' 171 pigs in Hunan

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Lightning struck a pig farm in Chaling county, Hunan, porkifying 171, and proving that not even god is on your side when you're a pig in China. Lu Qingsheng estimated that the lightning cost him nearly 300,000 RMB, according to News 163. [ more › ]

Edward Snowden is Good Business For This Chinese IBM Rival

A Chinese company that once made computer accessories is seeking to rival International Business Machines Corp. as a top provider of big-ticket computer servers in China.

Sierra Leone’s Top Ebola Doctor Dead After Contracting Virus

Sheik Umar Khan fought on the frontline against Ebola and is credited with treating more than 100 victims

China: Dozens Dead or Injured in Xinjiang ‘Terror,’ but Facts Are Few and Far Between

Two vastly different accounts have emerged about the incident, which occurred on the final day of the Muslim holy moth of Ramadan

How Much Should China’s Yuan Be Worth? Consider the Big Mac

Determining the "fair value" of a currency is notoriously tricky, and this is especially true when it comes to the case of China's yuan.

Spice up your own living room with styles from NewX!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Alright here we go: You and your girlfriend just moved into a new apartment; you both love it! You now have everything you were missing in your old apartment. You furnish it the way you want, and it quickly feels like home. The onlyShow More Summary

A Life More Ordinary for PetroChina

China’s latest political scandal could make life more normal for one of its government firms.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning (Not So) Bright: China’s Newspapers on Zhou Yongkang

On Tuesday, when the news broke that erstwhile Communist Party top member Zhou Yangkang was being investigated, the reaction among the Chinese news-reading public was something close to a cacophony.

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