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Hong Kong Protests ‘Extremely Unhelpful’ for Beijing in Winning Over Hearts in Taiwan

The use of pepper spray and tear gas by the Hong Kong police has failed to intimidate pro-democracy protesters there, but it has managed to repel a group of people Beijing desperately wants to woo: the citizens of Taiwan.

Global Support Pours In for Hong Kong Democracy Protests

Rallies in the U.S., Australia, Taiwan, Europe and elsewhere have been held to express solidarity

Families protest after 6 students killed in stampede at Kunming primary school

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Family members of children who were killed or injured in a stampede at a primary school in Kunming, Yunnan province protested outside of the building on Sunday, demanding further explanation about the incident from officials. [ more...

5 Things to Understand About Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests

Protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, blocking major thoroughfares and causing key parts of the famously bustling city to grind to a halt, presenting Beijing with its biggest political challenge in Hong Kong since the former British colony was handed back to China in 1997. Here are five keys to understanding what’s happening there and why.

Open call for artists: Join BYOB Shanghai's amazing light show @ 1933

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Are you an artist looking for extra exposure? Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) art initiative is coming to Shanghai and want your help to create an amazing DIY light show this November at the 1933 exhibition space. Submissions are due no later than October 8, 2014. [ more › ]

Look: Qingdao intersection no longer under crazy, intense surveillance

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The 19 CCTV cameras that were once tasked with watching a single intersection in Qingdao have all been taking down this week, according to photos from Tencent. We can only assume that chaos and crime will soon arrive to fill the void. [ more › ]

Gallery: Underwear fashion show on wheels in Shanghai

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

          A group of models donning traditional and contemporary styles of underwear hopped on a bus and toured the city for an on-wheels fashion show over the weekend. The bus traveled along Huaihai Road, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi, the Bund and a few other spots where camera-toting visitors tend to flock. [ more › ]

Turtle-smuggling ring busted after man caught with 51 turtles stuffed in pants

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A lucrative turtle-smuggling operation supplying shipments of reptiles to be sold on the black market was busted after a Canadian man was caught trying to sneak 51 live turtles through the US-Canada border by stuffing them into his pants. Show More Summary

Instagram Dark in China for Many as Hong Kong Protests Grow

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is experiencing outages in mainland China, according to several Internet censorship tracking organizations, as Hong Kong police attempted to disperse democracy protesters there.

Picture China: Confucius’ Birthday, Beijing Design Week, Lanterns

The day's China news in pictures: Pupils mark the 2,565th anniversary of the birth of Confucius, a giant mechanical horse is displayed during Beijing Design Week, a child looks at colorful lanterns and more.

3 sentenced over murder of imam in Xinjiang

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A court in Xinjiang yesterday sentenced two people to death and another to a life in prison for the murder of Jume Tahir, the Uyhur imam of China's biggest mosque, state media report. [ more › ]

China Wants to Know Why Foreigners Are Fleeing Beijing

Beijing’s government is taking an interest in why some foreigners are leaving the city.

WATCH: Dramatic drone footage captures enormity of Hong Kong protests

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Apple Daily has released a four-minute drone video that shows the massive scale of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement. [ more › ]

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests in Tweets

WSJ reporter Isabella Steger captures the escalation of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in tweets.

Tesla’s China Challenge: Getting Chargers Installed

Tesla Motors has big ambitions for selling its electric cars in China. But first, it has to get its chargers accepted by skeptics, such as the property manager at the Tonghui Riverside residential complex.

Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, One Year On, Disappoints

One year after the launch of the Shanghai free-trade zone, promoted as a landmark effort to remake China's economy, the project has generated few significant reforms.

China’s One-Two Punch of Anticorruption, Reform Threatens Growth

The strength of China's long-term economic growth depends on whether it can accomplish two feats at the same time: purging corrupt officials while taking sweeping steps to restructure the economy.

Hong Kong Democracy Protests: CRT’s Live Blog

Welcome to China Real Time's live feed of what's happening as pro-democracy protests kick off the week in Hong Kong, which was rocked over the weekend by tens of thousands of protesters massing in the streets and volleys of tear gas fired by the police.

LOOK: Thousands of people participate in Shanghai's 5k Color Run on Saturday

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

              The "Happiest 5k On The Planet" came to Shanghai's Oriental Sports Center in Pudong this past weekend, as thousands of people participated in the 2014 Color Run. [ more › ]

Instagram now blocked in mainland China amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Instagram has been blocked in mainland China since Sunday, in what is believed to be an attempt to stop pro-democracy protest images in Hong Kong from spreading to the mainland. [ more › ]

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