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Shanghai woman strips naked for impromptu peepshow in Xintiandi

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Could it be the return of Shanghai's mysterious late-night streaker? A woman was escorted away by cops after she was spotted posing naked in Xintiandi on Tuesday evening. [ more › ]

Chinese Ikea stores now encouraging customers to take naps on furniture displays

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In order to cater to their China market, Ikea is now opening extra furniture display rooms in its Chinese stores, welcoming shoppers to take a snooze on the couches and lounge around all day. Blessed Ikea, where the air-conditioner is strong and the rent is never due. [ more › ]

U.K. Weighs in on Hong Kong’s Democracy Debate

Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler weighed in on the increasingly angry debate over universal suffrage in the Chinese city.

10 Questions With 3 Space Station Astronauts

In a chat from orbit, talking World Cup, U.S.-Russia relations and pizza

Going to Extremes in Gaza

Israel and Hamas face off, driven by radicals on both sides

China, U.S. Agree to Take Baby Steps on Climate Change

Zuma Press The world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases agreed on Wednesday to do more to fight climate change, but the specific steps they settled on were far from ambitious.

Power Shift: Hopeful Signs in China’s Legal Reform Plan

Judicial reforms being undertaken in China could, in theory, curtail a long-standing the problem in the country: the ability of local government to conceal illegal activities through their control over local courts.

China’s Exports May Have (Gently) Turned a Corner

China’s latest trade data disappointed many economists, but it may offer hope that a long-running slowdown in Asian export growth has bottomed out.

Overloaded lift in Anhui supermarket drops, trapping 10 people inside

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An overloaded lift inside a supermarket in Anhui loaded with 10 people and commodities plummeted suddenly to the ground floor, leaving shoppers trapped inside it for more than half an hour. Aaaand childhood fear of elevators: restored. [ more › ]

China Touts $14.4 Billion in Foreign Aid, Half of Which Went to Africa

China’s government has put a value on the aid largess that makes its leaders welcome visitors in many of the world’s poorest nations: $14.41 billion.

Promoters shower crowd with 8,000 RMB after headlining DJ is a no-show at Arkham

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai party promoters Boogatti Records have been on the receiving end of some good ol' fashion public criticism following an event at Arkham last Friday that when awry when the headlining DJ never showed up. [ more › ]

Music Dies Amid Crackdown on China’s ‘Gilded’ Performers

Has Vienna’s storied Musikverein, one of the world’s finest concert halls, simply become a glorified Chinese karaoke club?

Doctors remove 8 paperclips from stomach of man who swallowed them during drunk quarrel with wife

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Doctors were confused as all hell to find eight straightened steel paperclips in the stomach of a man from Guangzhou who claims to have swallowed them in the midst of a heated argument with his wife. That'll show her? [ more › ]

TERRIFYING: Entire parking lot sinks in Chengdu after heavy rain

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This is honestly the stuff of nightmares. An open parking lot near a stadium construction site in Wuhou District, Chengdu completely collapsed yesterday evening after a bout of heavy rainfall. [ more › ]

Photography Friday: Xu Yong ??

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Xu Yong (born in Shanghai in 1954) is a self-taught artist: first trained in polytechnics in Luoyang, he then worked in an advertisement agency, and finally embarked on a new photography career. Xu has been playing a key role in theShow More Summary

Economists React: China’s Exports Rise, But Not Enough

China's latest exports figures show a 7.2% year-over-year rise in June, ahead of May's 7% but still short of forecasts of 10% growth.

An Interview with Swedish singer Jens Lekman

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Swedish crooner Jens Lekman is back in Shanghai this week dining out in Old Town and preparing for two shows as part of the Music in the Summer Air (MISA) Festival. I last spoke to the man behind “Black Cab” and “A Postcard to Nina” in 2008 during a sound check at the Glamour Bar, the day after he played a great gig at JZ club. Show More Summary

WeChat still getting taken over by fake brand accounts

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Despite a recent cyber-crackdown, WeChat is still plagued by fake brand accounts. To help customers differentiate between fake and official brand accounts, WeChat has inserted a yellow check mark near the thumbnail picture of the verified brand account to prove that it's the real deal. That's the case with Starbucks. [ more › ]

LOOK: Shanghai women form 'Anti-World Cup Union' to protest boyfriends' soccer addictions

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With the World Cup semifinals upon us, Shanghai's male soccer nuts are glued to their screens, making their other halves feel somewhat neglected. In response, a group of 12 women in Shanghai formed an “Anti-World Cup Union” and paraded about the city, bearing banners and sporting slogans on their bodies to voice their discontent. [ more › ]

China State Broadcaster’s Rare Attack on Big State Bank

China's state broadcaster has taken a rare swipe at one of the country's big state-owned companies, accusing Bank of China of money laundering.

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