Could it be the return of Shanghai's mysterious late-night streaker? A woman was escorted away by cops after she was spotted posing naked in Xintiandi on Tuesday evening. [ more › ]
In order to cater to their China market, Ikea is now opening extra furniture display rooms in its Chinese stores, welcoming shoppers to take a snooze on the couches and lounge around all day. Blessed Ikea, where the air-conditioner is strong and the rent is never due. [ more › ]
Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler weighed in on the increasingly angry debate over universal suffrage in the Chinese city.
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Zuma Press The world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases agreed on Wednesday to do more to fight climate change, but the specific steps they settled on were far from ambitious.
Judicial reforms being undertaken in China could, in theory, curtail a long-standing the problem in the country: the ability of local government to conceal illegal activities through their control over local courts.
China’s latest trade data disappointed many economists, but it may offer hope that a long-running slowdown in Asian export growth has bottomed out.
An overloaded lift inside a supermarket in Anhui loaded with 10 people and commodities plummeted suddenly to the ground floor, leaving shoppers trapped inside it for more than half an hour. Aaaand childhood fear of elevators: restored. [ more › ]
China’s government has put a value on the aid largess that makes its leaders welcome visitors in many of the world’s poorest nations: $14.41 billion.
Shanghai party promoters Boogatti Records have been on the receiving end of some good ol' fashion public criticism following an event at Arkham last Friday that when awry when the headlining DJ never showed up. [ more › ]
Has Vienna’s storied Musikverein, one of the world’s finest concert halls, simply become a glorified Chinese karaoke club?
Doctors were confused as all hell to find eight straightened steel paperclips in the stomach of a man from Guangzhou who claims to have swallowed them in the midst of a heated argument with his wife. That'll show her? [ more › ]
This is honestly the stuff of nightmares. An open parking lot near a stadium construction site in Wuhou District, Chengdu completely collapsed yesterday evening after a bout of heavy rainfall. [ more › ]
Xu Yong (born in Shanghai in 1954) is a self-taught artist: first trained in polytechnics in Luoyang, he then worked in an advertisement agency, and finally embarked on a new photography career. Xu has been playing a key role in theShow More Summary
China's latest exports figures show a 7.2% year-over-year rise in June, ahead of May's 7% but still short of forecasts of 10% growth.
Swedish crooner Jens Lekman is back in Shanghai this week dining out in Old Town and preparing for two shows as part of the Music in the Summer Air (MISA) Festival. I last spoke to the man behind “Black Cab” and “A Postcard to Nina” in 2008 during a sound check at the Glamour Bar, the day after he played a great gig at JZ club. Show More Summary
Despite a recent cyber-crackdown, WeChat is still plagued by fake brand accounts. To help customers differentiate between fake and official brand accounts, WeChat has inserted a yellow check mark near the thumbnail picture of the verified brand account to prove that it's the real deal. That's the case with Starbucks. [ more › ]
With the World Cup semifinals upon us, Shanghai's male soccer nuts are glued to their screens, making their other halves feel somewhat neglected. In response, a group of 12 women in Shanghai formed an “Anti-World Cup Union” and paraded about the city, bearing banners and sporting slogans on their bodies to voice their discontent. [ more › ]
China's state broadcaster has taken a rare swipe at one of the country's big state-owned companies, accusing Bank of China of money laundering.