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What is China’s CPPCC and How to Get Kicked Out of It

The ouster of Hong Kong lawmaker James Tien from the Chinese government’s top advisory body leaves him out of one of China's most prestigious clubs, where actors hobnob with billionaires, and everyone hopes to get close to the top politicians.

Hangzhou primary school has 740 students and teachers, but only one bathroom

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When you got to go; you got to go. Unless, your primary school somehow has just one bathroom for the entire freaking school, then you have to wait in line behind 200 other frantic kids before you can go. [ more › ]

Shanghai will have 21 subway lines by 2030 (and other metro-related news)

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai is expected to have 21 subway lines within the next 15 years, including one that will take commuters from Pudong to Chongming Island. [ more › ]

Chinese officials must pledge allegiance to Constitution

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With some government officials being led astray from proper governance, the Chinese government issued a new initiative yesterday, forcing officials to at least touch the country's constitution, mandating that new officials must take an oath of allegiance to the constitution before they take office, according to Xinhua. [ more › ]

Hubei man hates the world, mows down random pedestrians with car and kills 1

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man killed one person and injured at least 18 more when he got in his car and began intentionally running people over this morning in Hubei province's Fang county, reports say. [ more › ]

Inmate weds loyal bride in Sichuan prison

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man who was locked up for drug dealing recently tied the knot with his girlfriend at the Dazhou Prison in Sichuan province, QQ News reports. It's sweet. [ more › ]

Chinese sex habits revealed in sexy new survey

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It's what we've all been waiting for: The China Sexology Association has provided a breakdown of sex habits across China. [ more › ]

Man in Hubei turns apartment into arms factory

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An epic case of weapons trafficking was uncovered in Hubei province on Tuesday, when a firearms enthusiast was discovered to have turned his rented apartment into a small arms factory, reports NetEase. [ more › ]

China Should Do More to Keep Peace in Middle East, Says Former US Envoy

A top Middle East specialist says China should work with the United States to maintain stability in the volatile region and help calm global oil markets.

Hookup app company discovered to be fabricating sexy stories

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

According to Shanghai Daily, the Youjia app, which apparently had been making hooking up more fun for some 30 million users, has been ordered to shut down after investigators found that the stories they were putting out to promote their app were found to be too sexy to be true. [ more › ]

Liaoning woman becomes online sensation for selling screen protectors

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A mildly innovative idea from a person who's really, really, ridiculously good-looking is occasionally all that's necessary for a trending story on Chinese social media. This seems to have been the case for a female student in Liaoning, who became a massive hit online after setting up a mobile phone screen protector sticking service at her university. [ more › ]

Picture China: Landslide Rescue, Beijing Tourism, Hong Kong Protests

The day's China news in pictures: Rescuers search for buried villagers after a landslide in Yunnan, tourists stroll on the Great Wall in Mutianyu, people gather to mark the one-month anniversary of Hong Kong protests and more.

Couple schemes to murder homeless man for $150,000 in life insurance

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A diabolical couple in Taiwan plotted to murder a man for his life insurance. [ more › ]

Accounting Firms Came Out Against Protests Under Pressure from Beijing

Pro-Beijing entities encouraged local affiliates of the Big Four accounting firms to take out advertisements against Hong Kong’s protest movement in June, before the demonstrations got underway, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Asia's first 'plane crash simulator' introduced in Chengdu

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Anyone interested in living out their worst nightmare can head over to Chengdu, Sichuan province, where this terrifying "plane crash simulator" recently went into operation. [ more › ]

China’s Jobs Picture Not As Rosy As It Looks

China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, has said repeatedly how happy he is with the strength in the country’s job market, despite slowing economic growth. That’s the main reason he sees little need to ease policy aggressively to spur growth, he says.

Accounting Firms Came Out Against Protests Under Pressure from Beijing

Pro-Beijing entities encouraged local affiliates of the Big Four U.S. accounting firms to take out advertisements against Hong Kong’s protest movement in June, before the demonstrations got underway, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Nine people buried alive in Yunnan landslide

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Nine people were buried in a rain-triggered landslide that hit Yunnan province on Tuesday, according to local authorities. [ more › ]

FRIDAY: Tiger x Murphy's | TICT Halloween Warehouse Party

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

     Things are never quite what they seem... as the supernatural holiday looms what lurks just beneath the surface of the historic Bund? Our friends at The Ice Cream Truck will be revealing the reality that lies below for one night only. Show More Summary

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