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China Sentences Activist Yang Maodong to Six Years in Prison

A Chinese court sentenced a well-known free-speech activist to six years in prison on Friday, at least the fourth Communist Party critic sentenced in a week amid a sustained crackdown on dissent.

Residents upset after Shanghai officials strip trees of colorful sweaters knitted by foreign 'yarn bombers'

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week, the trees lining Nanchang Road in Shanghai were bundled up in adorable sweaters and scarves by a group of "yarn bombers." But no more! On Wednesday, city officials ordered the trees stripped bare once again, causing an annoyed outcry among disappointed residents. [ more › ]

‘White Gloves,’ ‘VIP Boxes:’ How It’s Done at China’s Underground Banks

As financial regulators amp up a campaign to rein in the underground banks that help clients conduct illegal transfers, the nation's financial vocabulary has become richer for it.

What’s in a Name? China’s ‘ISIS’ Store Gets a Visit from the Authorities

Chinese authorities in recent days have rewarded citizens for tipping them off to signs of potential terrorist activity. But in one Chinese city, the sign was too good to be true.

Going fast: China railways begins selling tickets to the new greatest migration in human history

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Train tickets are now available for next year's Spring Festival, China's most important holiday and always a record-setter when it comes to people around. [ more › ]

Pedestrians rush to pick up 'diamonds' off the sidewalk that had fallen from the sky in Hong Kong

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On Wednesday evening, more than 50 pedestrians were seen desperately scrambling to pick up "diamonds" that had been miraculously scattered across the sidewalk in Hong Kong. [ more › ]

Shenzhen clothing boutique named 'ISIS' compelled to change name following police investigation

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China is already making good on its vow to bring the Islamic State to justice by first taking down a similarly named clothing boutique in Shenzhen. [ more › ]

What's on Today: Turner Sparks, Euphoria, Sparrow & Future Gaze, The Same As It Ever Was and Dosem

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

China plans to build its first overseas naval installation in the East African nation of Djibouti, as Beijing seeks to protect its growing economic and security interests around the globe.

Lender’s ‘Runaway’ Photos Show Perils of China’s P2P Promise

As China's economy loses momentum, some P2P platforms -- which are lightly regulated -- have run into trouble.

Weekendist, November 27 - 29: Euphoria, Maovember and Movember's Magnificent Manly Moustache Market

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

We went to Doc Guthrie's for a new look. Check out the timelapse of our haircut.

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Doc Guthrie’s, Shanghai's very first vintage barbershop, offers classic haircuts, straight-razor shaves, and you can even get yourself inked up here. Shanghaiist went to the barbershop on Kangding Lu in Jing’an to give ourselves a new look. [ more › ]

Sven-Goran Eriksson wants Wayne Rooney to be the foreign face of the Chinese Super League

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Celebrated Swedish football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has said that what the Chinese Super League (CSL) needs to reach the next level is Wayne Rooney leaving behind Manchester United to play for his Shanghai club. [ more › ]

Beijing's largest illegal basement will take a month to fill in at a cost of 1 million yuan

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While it may have taken them a while to find the 700 sq meter basement illegally constructed under a hutong in Dongcheng District, Beijing authorities are wasting absolutely no time in filling that sucker in. [ more › ]

[DEALS] Free Thomas Henry Premium Tonic Water when you buy Monkey 47 Gin!

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Fancy trying out the very best quality G&T imaginable? Shanghai9 now offers FREE Thomas Henry Premium Tonic Water when you buy Monkey 47 Gin. [ more › ]

Shanghai fines five phony 'Disney hotels' ahead of Shanghai Disneyland planned opening next spring

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With Shanghai Disneyland promised to finally make its long-awaited opening next spring, the local hotel industry has been preparing itself by creating some trademark infringing branding to help draw in guests. [ more › ]

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