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Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: Putin Calls for Ukraine Ceasefire

Tensions in the region have made gaining access to the crash site difficult

New Poll Shows Americans Won’t Give Up Their Cars

Our car-crazy culture lags behind global competitors in using public transportation

Poll: Men and Women Think Differently About Energy

A new global survey for TIME shows how attitudes toward conservation may be guided by gender

LOOK: Chinese landmarks beautifully recreated in Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese sculptors carved out stunning recreations of China's historic Forbidden City and the iconic Terracotta Army, among other sites, at the Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition in Japan. [ more › ]

Chinese company releases 'world's first' holographic smartphone

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese firm rolled what it claims is the world's first-ever holographic smartphone on Thursday afternoon in Beijing. [ more › ]

Young kindergarten teacher wraps student up with tape, shares pics on WeChat

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A young kindergarten teacher in Hebei province came under fire after she allegedly wrapped one of her student's head and hands with plastic tape then shared the photos to her friends on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China. [ more › ]

Dog seeking dog: Pet matchmaking service opens in Shanghai

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A sophomore at Shanghai Normal University's School of Business set up a pet matchmaking agency in Shanghai with his friends in hopes of helping people find suitable "life partners" for their pets. And now you've seen everything. [ more › ]

Tumor 'bigger than 2 footballs' successfully removed from 11-year-old Harbin girl

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An 11-year-old girl from Heilongjiang province successfully underwent an eight-hour operation to remove a giant ovarian teratoma (a germ cell tumor) bigger than two footballs and is now recovering at a hospital in Guangzhou. [ more ...

Super typhoon Rammasun lands in Hainan province

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Super typhoon Rammasun made its landfall in Wenchang City of south China's island province of Hainan at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, killing a man who was hit by the collapse of a building. [ more › ]

How Many ‘Great Powers’ Can Asia Handle?

Japan's defense minister called Japan a "great power" in a recent speech, uttering a phrase rarely used by the Japanese political leaders and sticking his finger in the eye of China.

In Defense of China’s Dancing Grannies: Shanghai Residents Speak Out

Let our grannies dance in peace! That’s the message of a new survey conducted by Shanghai’s statistics bureau.

Besieged by Pro-Democracy Activists, Hong Kong’s Government Builds a Fence

In a move that’s sparked fury, Hong Kong’s government appears to be shutting its gates.

Hunan officials spark suspicions after exchanging milk for lead poisoning test results

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After blood tests of toddlers in Dapu, Hunan, showed elevated lead levels, officials requested that their parents surrender the results in exchanged for milk to 'flush the lead out.' This naturally aroused suspicions that they were merely providing a placebo while they destroyed the records. [ more › ]

Hong Kong resident on board flight MH17, HK government says

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

At least one Hong Kong resident was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine yesterday, the city's Immigration Department confirmed. [ more › ]

Picture China: Egg Handicrafts, Tour de France, Landslide

The day's China news in pictures: Bamboo pandas are placed on the lawn prior in Jiangsu province, China's Cheng Ji sets the pace of the pack at the Tour de France cycling race, China's Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia got the championship at the 19th FINA Diving World Cup and more.

Europe-China Talks Challenge International Space Order

Senior Chinese and European space officials have been discussing potentially wide-ranging cooperation on manned exploration programs.

Artist floats stuffed animal Noah's Ark through Shanghai

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang sent a fishing boat carrying fake animals floating towards the Bund on Shanghai's Huangpu River yesterday in a piece meant to draw attention to China's notoriously polluted water. [ more ›...

'Condom-shaped' ice cream sold in Shenyang grosses parents out

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A shop in Shenyang, Liaoning Province has recently been selling a ice-pops resembling condoms, igniting outrage among parents who must endure watching their kids chow down on the things. [ more › ]

Putin: If MH17 Crashed in Ukraine, It’s Ukraine’s Fault

"The government over whose territory it occurred is responsible for this terrible tragedy," he says

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