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Shanghai Waldorf Astoria off the hook in food poisoning case

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Waldorf Astoria has been cleared of allegations that it poisoned at least 45 guests at a recent wedding banquet after importing illegal Kobe beef from Japan. [ more › ]

China’s Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

A mummified monk encased in a Buddha statue that China claims was stolen from a village in eastern China a decade ago may not have been the only such mummy to go missing from the region.

Couple in Shanghai claim they only spend 20,000 RMB per year

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An unemployed couple living in Shanghai claiming to have only spent 20,000 yuan total in 2014 have left many netizens wondering if their described frugal lifestyle is worth not working. [ more › ]

China’s Corruption Czar Plays Terminator to Fugitives Abroad

China’s anti-corruption hero Wang Qishan is warning crooked officials that it’s “hasta la vista, fugitives.”

Making Corruption Unsustainable in China

Xi Jinping’s anticorruption campaign will only succeed if more is done to address the structural factors making corruption possible, writes former World Bank China director Yukong Huang.

Chengdu woman seeking counterfeit bills tricked into paying 40,000 RMB for 'ghost money'

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province who'd forked out 400,000 yuan for what she believed was 1.6 million yuan in high-quality counterfeit bills had no choice but to turn herself in to authorities after discovering that she'd actually been given stacks upon stacks of "ghost money". The three swindlers who scammed the woman were detained by police on March 10. [ more › ]

Beijing doctor saves American woman who collapsed at California Sea World

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A doctor from Beijing has been applauded online after saving an American woman who suffered sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed at a Sea World park in San Diego, California. [ more › ]

Watch: Chinese army trainee saved by instructor after dropping live grenade

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A butter-fingered army recruit was fortunate enough to walk away with only a scratch after a live grenade slipped out of his hand during military training in Guangzhou. [ more › ]

China’s Tries to Catch a Ride on the Korean Wave

Chinese consumers' love affair with all things South Korea isn't going unnoticed by some of China's biggest companies. On Thursday, Inc., the country's second biggest online retailer behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said itShow More Summary

Alibaba closes 26 Taobao accounts for bribing staff members

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Alibaba, announced this past Tuesday that it had shut down the accounts of 26 sellers on Taobao who were found to have bribed Alibaba staff in exchange for favors, Phoenix News reports. [ more › ]

Adorable and rare Ili pika photographed in China for first time two decades

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The impossibly cute critter above is an Ili pika, a tiny and incredibly rare rabbit-like mammal which can only be spotted in China. The Ili pika was first discovered in the Tian Shan Mountains of Xinjiang in 1983 and has hardly ever been seen since. Researcher believe that less than 1,000 exist in the wild today. [ more › ]

Weekendist, Mar 27 - 29

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]

[DEALS] Cheap flights this week

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With Flight Centre's Lowest Airfare Guarantee, you'll always be saving money whenever you fly with them. If you find any cheaper available airfare quote out there, they'll BEAT that quote by CNY10 and also issue you with a CNY100 voucher. Show More Summary

Man jumps off Sichuan building, hits woman on street

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a tragic sequence of events, a man from Lanzhou, Sichuan province who had committed suicide by jumping off the 28th floor of a building hit a woman who was walking on the street below. [ more › ]

A Potentially Powerful New Weapon in China’s War on Pollution

China now has a key tool for sidestepping weak government enforcement of pollution controls, but only if it's allowed to function as intended.

Tencent Dangles ‘Fresh Meat’ in Bid to Sell Music

Tencent Holdings used a trio of teen singers to draw hoards of girls, their mothers and a few bewildered dads to a concert on Wednesday night. Can it get them to buy music?

What We Know So Far About the Germanwings Plane Crash

'I would say that if one person kills himself and also 149 people another word should be used, not suicide'

Skiing Is the Latest Obsession for China’s Wealthy

Skiing is taking off in a big way in China. Beijing sees the sport as part of its “China dream,” while entrepreneurs from the country’s ultracompetitive business world are rapidly embracing the thrill of life on the edge.

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