A Chinese court sentenced a well-known free-speech activist to six years in prison on Friday, at least the fourth Communist Party critic sentenced in a week amid a sustained crackdown on dissent.
Last week, the trees lining Nanchang Road in Shanghai were bundled up in adorable sweaters and scarves by a group of "yarn bombers." But no more! On Wednesday, city officials ordered the trees stripped bare once again, causing an annoyed outcry among disappointed residents. [ more › ]
As financial regulators amp up a campaign to rein in the underground banks that help clients conduct illegal transfers, the nation's financial vocabulary has become richer for it.
Anybody got a hold of some? [ more › ]
Chinese authorities in recent days have rewarded citizens for tipping them off to signs of potential terrorist activity. But in one Chinese city, the sign was too good to be true.
Train tickets are now available for next year's Spring Festival, China's most important holiday and always a record-setter when it comes to people around. [ more › ]
On Wednesday evening, more than 50 pedestrians were seen desperately scrambling to pick up "diamonds" that had been miraculously scattered across the sidewalk in Hong Kong. [ more › ]
China is already making good on its vow to bring the Islamic State to justice by first taking down a similarly named clothing boutique in Shenzhen. [ more › ]
Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]
China plans to build its first overseas naval installation in the East African nation of Djibouti, as Beijing seeks to protect its growing economic and security interests around the globe.
As China's economy loses momentum, some P2P platforms -- which are lightly regulated -- have run into trouble.
Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]
The tiny Francois’ Langur is one of the world's rarest monkeys
Starting to get the feeling that they don't want her there. [ more › ]
Doc Guthrie’s, Shanghai's very first vintage barbershop, offers classic haircuts, straight-razor shaves, and you can even get yourself inked up here. Shanghaiist went to the barbershop on Kangding Lu in Jing’an to give ourselves a new look. [ more › ]
Celebrated Swedish football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has said that what the Chinese Super League (CSL) needs to reach the next level is Wayne Rooney leaving behind Manchester United to play for his Shanghai club. [ more › ]
Who likes their duck cooked well done? [ more › ]
While it may have taken them a while to find the 700 sq meter basement illegally constructed under a hutong in Dongcheng District, Beijing authorities are wasting absolutely no time in filling that sucker in. [ more › ]
Fancy trying out the very best quality G&T imaginable? Shanghai9 now offers FREE Thomas Henry Premium Tonic Water when you buy Monkey 47 Gin. [ more › ]
With Shanghai Disneyland promised to finally make its long-awaited opening next spring, the local hotel industry has been preparing itself by creating some trademark infringing branding to help draw in guests. [ more › ]