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New Yorker Writer Denies Authorship of Op-Ed in Chinese State Paper

Earlier this week, an opinion article under the byline of China hand and New Yorker writer Peter Hessler appeared in Chinese state-run media. On Tuesday night, though, Mr. Hessler said in a statement on Facebook that he didn’t write the piece.

Drunk guy speeds off with Shanghai cop hanging on car hood

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A police officer in Shanghai managed to walk away with only bruises after jumping on to the hood of a drunk guy's car and clinging there for 10 swerving meters until the driver rear-ended another vehicle. [ more › ]

Obama Pushes for Trade Support, Warns on China

Obama made a broad appeal to skeptics of his trade policy, arguing that a failure to enact a deal under negotiation with Pacific partners would play into the hands of China.

Beijing’s Heavy-Handed Response to Shanghai Grief

To the many forms of expression deemed politically sensitive in today’s China add this one: grieving.

China’s Tourists Set Sights Beyond Hong Kong, Protests Only One Reason

Hong Kong has lost appeal as a destination for Chinese tourists, and last year’s pro-democracy protests are to blame. But only partly. Changing tastes are another major factor.

Paris Attack Hero Lassana Bathily Receives French Citizenship

The Muslim shop employee saved seven Jews from the Paris supermarket attack on Jan. 9

Japan’s Abe Faces Great Risk, Little Reward in ISIS Hostage Crisis

Japanese prime minister has few options to act after ISIS holds two citizens to $200 million ransom

Shenzhen man stabs girlfriend 10 times after break-up

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 20-year-old woman is being hospitalized in serious condition after her boyfriend tracked her down and stabbed her 10 times because she broke up with him. [ more › ]

Look: Shenyang opens restaurant built from ice cubes

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Liaoning province, home to the crumbling Sydney Opera House replica, now has another architectural marvel to claim as its own: an ice restaurant. [ more › ]

Xiamen boss has employees kneel on ground for 60 minutes as punishment

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A group of employees dressed in suits were asked by their boss to kneel on an overpass for 60 minutes as punishment for not finishing their work tasks, Xiamen Daily reports. The story has received more than 100 thousand views since it was published online this week. [ more › ]

1 person killed, 2 wounded in Taiwan airport shootout [Viewer discretion advised]

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

One person was killed and two others left wounded during a shootout at an airport in Taiwan yesterday. [ more › ]

Pay No Attention to That Slower Growth Figure, China Says?

China announced its 2014 economic statistics on Tuesday and it didn’t take long for the spin to begin.

Tencent apologizes for US flag 'technical glitch'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese tech giant Tencent apologized yesterday for a WeChat feature that allowed US flags to flood conversation screens at the mention of keywords like "civil rights" after users criticized the company for catering to the United States. [ more › ]

Elderly couple slap doctors after cutting line and getting turned away

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An elderly couple got physical with staff at the the Shanghai No. 10 People's Hospital recently when they were told off for trying to jump queue in front of the other patients, Southern Urban Daily reports. [ more › ]

Chinese Communist Party Warns Officials: Calligraphy Isn’t for Amateurs

Officials should put down their calligraphy brushes and stick to governing, says the latest anti-corruption guideline from the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Economists React: China Hits Its Growth Target (Just)

China's economic growth slowed to 7.4% in 2014 from 7.7% the year before, according to data released Tuesday.

5 Takeaways From China’s GDP

China's growth of 7.4% in 2014 marked its slowest pace in more than two decades. Here's what it means.

Man shot by arrow while hanging clothes at home in Changsha

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Well this is terrifying. A 51-year-old man was hanging clothes on the balcony of his home in Changsha, Hunan province when he was suddenly hit in the knee by an arrow. [ more › ]

Web user posts photos showing before-and-after makeup, photoshop

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

One web user armed with some wigs, a makeup palette and a photoshopping app has published yet another series of images showing just how deceiving photos posted to social media sites really can be. [ more › ]

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