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Qingdao tuhao moves 1-ton shark into residential compound to gut, eat

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's tuhao are notorious for their occasionally disgusting displays of wealth, but one man in Qingdao with money to blow has taken it to somewhat gruesome extremes, by transporting a shark into his backyard to skin, gut and eat. [ more › ]

U.K. Bomb Maker Sentenced to Life for Killing U.S. Soldier

(LONDON) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was accused of assembling bombs in Syria that were planted on the western outskirts of Baghdad that year. One of the devices killed Sgt. 1st…

Amputee cyclist from Wenzhou travels 4,100km in 76 days

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With a bag, a bike and the help of some kind strangers he met along the way, Chen Chen's (??) dream of traveling the world has been accomplished. [ more › ]

Desired Destination For Didi Kuaidi: Keep Drivers, Officials Happy

China’s biggest taxi-hailing app says it can take the hassle out of travel while keeping taxi drivers and regulators happy.

China’s Xi Puts Up a Stronger Front

After a successful month selling his vision of China abroad, Chinese President Xi Jinping has turned his attention back home, where the sales job is tougher.

SCMP ditches 4 veteran columnists, including 3 government critics

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The South China Morning Post (SCMP), Hong Kong's paper of record, has axed four of its star columnists—three of whom were prominent critics of the Hong Kong government—leaving many observers feeling nervous about the paper's future direction. [ more › ]

More Than Half of Beijing Residents Live Far From City Center

The bulk of Beijing’s population lives in suburban areas where public services are in relative short supply, underscoring the challenges city planners face.

50 million RMB deal between Chinese billionaire and Japanese porn star reportedly false

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The rumours that a Chinese billionaire paid 50 million yuan for the exclusive services of ex-AV star Rola Misaki turn out to be just that, as both parties deny that the deal ever existed. [ more › ]

Burma Rescues Over 200 Boat People

Southeast Asian countries have been accused of playing "maritime ping-pong"

Zhejiang boss forces all employees to attend his mother-in-law's funeral

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An employer in Taizhou, Zhejiang province has attracted heaps of online criticism after news got out that he'd forced all of his employees to take part in a funeral procession for his deceased mother-in-law, and even threatened to fine them if they didn't make an appearance. [ more › ]

Chinese businessman models his headquarters after a Federation starship from Star Trek

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An eccentric Chinese businessman has paid tribute to his favorite TV show in about the most spectacular way possible, by boldly building what no man has ever built before: an office headquarters modeled after a Federation starship from his beloved Star Trek sci-fi series. [ more › ]

Photography Friday: Jiang Zhi ??

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Based between Beijing and Shenzhen, Jiang Zhi ?? (born in 1971 in Yuanjiang, Chine) is a prolific and multidisciplinary artist whose production began in 1997. Videos, paintings, installations and photography, his seemingly disparateShow More Summary

Here Comes the Yuan

Demand for the Chinese currency is set to rise in years to come, which will have long-term impacts.

Hanergy Plunge: The Man Who Lost $14 Billion in One Day

Li Hejun was once considered China’s richest man based on his stake in the solar company.

Former garbage dumping site now lush 'kingdom' of plants and animals

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In the mountainous Xuanen county of Hubei province, a 290-meter deep sinkhole previously used to dump trash has revealed a flourishing ecological landscape after workers cleared tons of rubbish out of the site. [ more › ]

Photos: See the Chinese Sinkhole That Developed Its Own Ecosystem

Due to the local Karst landscape and humid climate, a sinkhole more than 290 meters deep in China has become home for various plants and animals.

China’s Frugal Oil Companies

China's big three oil companies have been big buyers of international oil assets in previous years, driven by the country's swelling hunger for energy. Now they’ve suddenly put away their wallets. Why is Chinese big oil staying sile...

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