Hong Kong is home to hundreds of thousands of women from Indonesia and the Philippines who work as “helpers” in pursuit of meager wealth. Follow one woman’s tale as she seeks to put her life back together after a horrific crime.
A mobile phone exploded and caught fire on a bus in Nanchong city, Sichuan province on October 4 while a female passenger was changing the battery. The bus driver quickly opened the doors of the bus and the female passenger rushed off the vehicle with her phone to extinguish the flames. No passengers were injured, Sichuan News reported. [ more › ]
To pick up his giant check worth 520 million yuan in lottery winnings, a Shanxi man disguised himself in a silly cartoon bear costume yesterday morning, giving us the most delightful-looking press conference of the year. [ more › ]
As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests wane, what will become of the iconic artwork Umbrella Man, the Lennon Wall of sticky notes and all the banners? WSJ's Ramy Inocencio talks with two museum curators and tours the sights before they disappear.
"Our fighters are still heroically resisting [ISIS],” says Anwar Muslim, the top Kurdish official inside Kobani
Protestors and counter-protestors square off in new scuffles
The terrorist group sells its oil on the cheap
Artist Florentijn Hofman's worst fear has come to life, his giant rubber duck creation is turning into a giant sell-out. During the duck's much ballyhooed residency in Shanghai's Century Park, park officials plan to quadruple the park's admission fee, according to Shanghai Daily [ more › ]
A total of 100 Chinese characters were carved into 93 poplar trees on a street in Changchun city, Jilin province, spelling out a love letter to an unidentified recipient. [ more › ]
Workers want more protection and pay
A Hothot chrysanthemum exhibition displaying more than 10,000 pots of chrysanthemum valued at around 1.5 million RMB was almost completely picked apart by visitors before the fair even ended, according to organizers. [ more › ]
A retired college professor at a fine arts school in Sichuan was banned from teaching after images showing him kissing two young women in a restaurant surfaced online this past weekend, sparking accusations that the females in the photos were his students. [ more › ]
Having a book banned in China is often a marketing coup for publishers selling copies abroad. In the age of social media, this dynamic appears to be playing out on the mainland as well.
Fearing the economic situation in his home country and excited about the opportunities available in China, Kuzya, a 23-month-old Siberian tiger raised by Russian President Vladimir Putin, moved to China on Friday, according to government officials. [ more › ]
For four days last week, a heavy layer of smog blanketed Beijing, making buildings disappear, tourist sights look a bit more mystical, and internationally famous football stars cough. [ more › ]
Clashes ensued in Admiralty when opponents of the pro-democracy movement, some wearing surgical masks, rushed barricades set up by protestors. [ more › ]
China reported surprisingly strong trade figures for September, but many economists remained skeptical of the rosy picture those figures could paint.
In the third week of a standoff between the Hong Kong government and pro-democracy protesters, signs are emerging that the turmoil could take a toll on the city’s appeal as an international business hub.
A 4.7-meter-long electric bike was displayed outside of a shop in Zhengzhou, Henan province yesterday, attracting passersby to pile on and see just how many people could fit. In the picture above, 11 men were able to perch comfortably on the thing, but judging on past feats using standard-sized e-bikes, we imagine they could probably squeeze in another 10 more. [ more › ]
The 4G version of the Smartisan T1 – the smartphone that hopes to contend with Apple and Xiaomi for the hearts and the wallets of Chinese consumers – went on sale at the beginning of this month. But those tracking its progress on Alibaba’s Tmall noticed an oddity in the figures that has led to an apology by the online shopping site.