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Fire breaks out at Shanghai hospital mid-construction

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Billows of smoke rose above a hospital currently under construction on Sichuan Bei Road as it was partially engulfed by flames today. [ more › ]

Look: Daredevil climbers release more sweat-inducing selfies from top of Hong Kong skyscrapers

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yet another group of Russian daredevils have scaled one of Hong Kong's tallest skyscrapers to capture these images with a selfie stick dangling out some 360 meters above ground. [ more › ]

Look: Contestants space-out for hours to win iPhone 6 in Chengdu

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a contest that many young people in China have been preparing their whole lives for, Chengdu hosted China's first ever "blank staring" contest yesterday. [ more › ]

Photos: Shanghai International Beer Festival, Fall 2014

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Fall 2014 edition of the Shanghai International Beer Fest smashed all previous records, attracting more than 32,000 people to its 65 beer and food tents over four days. [ more › ]

Schools close in Heilongjiang as over 8,000 teachers go on strike

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

At least 8,000 teachers working at elementary schools and middle schools in Zhaodong city of Heilongjiang province went on strike on Monday to demand for higher pay, resulting in a majority of the city's schools being temporarily closed and a number of Strike Preparedness Kits being pulled out of the closets. [ more › ]

Xi Jinping Visits Tasmania, Is Given (Authentic) Lavender-Filled Teddy Bear

Schoolchildren in Tasmania presented President Xi Jinping with a lavender stuffed Bobbie Bear, which has become a minor celebrity in China and done more than anyone to put Tasmania on the map for Chinese tourists.

Creepy psycho kills wife, shares photos of her corpse on WeChat

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man in his early 20s stood trial on charges of intentional homicide on Monday in Anhui province after he killed his wife with a pair of scissors and a hammer in her car then shared photos of her corpse on his WeChat Moments as proof to his friends and relatives. [ more › ]

Hong Kong tops 2014 GOOD City Index amid pro-democracy protests

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With the unfolding of the recent events of Occupy Central in Hong Kong, the city has certainly had its fair share of attention on the global stage, and Hongkongers appear to have garnered a generally favorable reputation for themselves around the world. Show More Summary

ISIS Now Controls the Libyan City of Derna and Is Aiming to Expand West

Derna is just hours from Tobruk, where what's left of the central government is based

Wrecked Ship Carrying Bodies of Chinese Miners Found, 112 Years After It Disappeared

The wreckage of a Hong Kong-bound ship carrying the bodies of 499 Chinese miners has been found off New Zealand’s coast, 112 years after it sank.

Contradictions Abound as China Pokes a Hole in Great Firewall to Host ‘World Internet Conference’

The most famous person from the canal town of Wuzhen in eastern China is a writer known as Mao Dun, a pen name that translates as “contradiction.” And this week, his 1,300-year-old hometown is the setting for what appears to be a major contradiction to the Chinese government’s stated confidence in its Internet control policies that critics deride as heavy-handed.

Over 7,000 10-year US visas issued in Shanghai within first week

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 7,000 to 8,000 10-year visas have already been issued to Chinese citizens at the US Consulate General in Shanghai since the extended visa policy went into effect last Wednesday, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]

Group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors break into LegCo building

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A group of around a dozen pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stormed the city's legislature in Admiralty early this morning, resulting in clashes with officers equipped with pepper spray and batons. [ more › ]

3-year-old boy's penis cut off by uncle's 'irritated' girlfriend

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A three-year-old boy underwent surgery to have his penis reattached after it was completely cut off by his uncle's girlfriend in Luohe City, Henan province on November 7. [ more › ]

660g 'chopstick baby' survives in Chongqing

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's tiniest premature baby, just 660 grams heavy and 28 centimeters long, was born in Chongqing after a 23-week pregnancy and has managed to live through the first critical week, according to Xinhua. [ more › ]

Hongqi cars arrive in New Zealand ahead of Xi Jinping's visit

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two Hongqi (Red Flag) L5 cars arrived in Auckland, New Zealand ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival, according to a Weibo post from the Australian-based Adelaide SA Radio Stations. [ more › ]

Watch as pedestrians lift a car off a trapped victim in Zhejiang

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

CCTV footage from Zhejiang province shows passersby rushing to rescue a woman who became pinned beneath a car after a traffic accident. [ more › ]

Hebei fisherman accidentally catches giant, pregnant Chinese sturgeon

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

One of the largest Chinese sturgeons found in Yangtze River in the past 20 years was caught by a fisherman in Hubei Province on Friday, according to Xinhua News. The sturgeon, 3.3 meters in length and more than 350 kilograms in weight, is pregnant. [ more › ]

Taiwanese man sniffs shitloads of glue, calls paramedics to save his 'alien friend'

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man in Taiwan who was hopped up on excessive amounts of super glue was taken away by paramedics after he'd called them and claimed that his friend was dying. Also, his friend was an invisible alien. [ more › ]

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