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We’ll Be Stronger Together

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is one of the most attractively crafted nationalist movements in history. It has cloaked itself in progressive liberal language; it claims to be in favor of higher immigration; it professes great friendship for neighboring nations; it is anti­militarist; and instead of focusing on the past, it champions “the future.” But…

Chinese doctors to rebuild man's skull using 3D-printing technology

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 46-year-old farmer who lost half of his skull in a construction accident will undergo an operation at the Xijing hospital in Xi’an, Shaanxi province to replace the missing part with a titanium implant made with 3D-printing technology. [ more › ]

Denied customer sues Shanghai taxi company

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man is seeking 3,000 yuan in compensation from a Shanghai taxi company after he was refused a cab ride because the driver was waiting for another customer who'd booked through a taxi app. [ more › ]

UN: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may…

Police arrest thief who stole over 1,600 lottery tickets in Wuhan

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police in Wuhan, Hubei province on Tuesday caught a thief who stole over 1,600 lottery tickets before the fellow even got the chance to scratch them off. Waah. [ more › ]

Shenzhen workers create 'Clothes-off Challenge' in response to 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Twenty workers initiated a "Clothes-off Challenge" in Futian District, Shenzhen by wearing underwear, shorts or bikinis as an example of low-carbon usage, Net Ease News reports. [ more › ]

In Democracy Debate, Scholar Says Tycoons Control Hong Kong’s Destiny

What should universal suffrage in Hong Kong look like? According to one top mainland Chinese legal scholar, any future democratic system should ensure the interests of the city’s wealthy businessmen are protected.

Indonesia Says Hello to China’s ‘Little Rice’ Smartphone

China’s leading smartphone vendor, Xiaomi, has arrived in gadget-crazy Indonesia.

Pakistani Cleric Says Talks With Government Failed

Khan and Qadri are demanding Sharif resign over allegations of vote fraud in last year's elections

Thai Court Drops Murder Charges Against Former PM and Deputy

The decision will infuriate Red Shirt opponents of May's military coup

52 new buses worth 20,000,000 RMB abandoned in Zhejiang, used as public toilets

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 52 brand-new buses abandoned in Wenling City, Zhejiang have now become a place where people retreat to do their business. [ more › ]

Washington and Kiev Say Moscow Is Sending Heavily Armed Troops Into Ukraine

Putin shrugs and says the war is none of his business but a "domestic matter" for Kiev

Elderly woman rescued after slipping from third-floor window

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An elderly woman in Harbin, Heilongjiang province was rescued by firefighters after she slipped and fell from her third floor apartment window and was left dangling below it for 20 minutes. [ more › ]

Picture China: PLA Pays Respects, Monk Pilgrimage, Aerobatic Contest

The day’s China news in pictures: PLA mourn Chinese navy soldiers killed in the First Sino-Japanese War, pilots perform during an aerobatic flight contest, two Tibetan monks prepare for a pilgrimage and more.

Drunk man gets trapped in narrow space of Zhejiang ATM booth

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Firemen had to dismantle the glass paneling of an ATM booth in Zhejiang province on Tuesday after a drunk man somehow managed to get stuck in the narrow space between between the glass and the ground. [ more › ]

Tiger at Shanghai Zoo runs off with woman's handbag after she drops it in enclosure

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Bengal tiger at the Shanghai zoo ran off with a woman's handbag after she dropped it into the enclosure while trying to get the animal's attention. The handbag contained loan receipts worth more than 100,000 RMB, Apple Daily reports. [ more › ]

Pro-Democracy Media Mogul’s Hong Kong Home Raided

Shares of Next Media were suspended from trading on Thursday morning after Hong Kong's anticorruption agency Thursday visited the home of its founder Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing.

Wuhan man with serious road rage hits female bus driver over 10 times

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The driver of a Porsche Cayenne began throwing punches at a female bus driver after the two got into an argument on a street in Wuchang, Wuhan on August 23. The conflict turned violent when the Cayenne driver took out a bowl of dumplings and threw them at the woman through the window, prompting her to leave the bus and confront him. Show More Summary

Has Alibaba Cursed Guangzhou Evergrande?

Guangzhou Evergrande’s defense of its Asian Champions League title crashed to a halt as it was knocked out of the competition, the latest setback since Jack Ma said Alibaba would buy 50% of the club.

Student held over grandfather's death in Shanghai

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 19-year-old student in Shanghai was detained after his grandfather was stabbed to death and his mother seriously injured during a family dispute on Tuesday, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]

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