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Foreigner caught urinating on cab after dispute with driver

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's misbehaving and urinating laowai are at it again. This time the offense went down in Wuhan, Hubei province when a foreign male whipped it out and began peeing against the side of a taxi after he accused the driver of refusing to serve him. [ more › ]

Here’s Why Europe is Taking on Russia’s Gazprom

After accusing Google of abusing its dominant position, the E.U. now has Gazprom in its sights

Exiled Tibetan government calls for pressure on China over missing Panchen Lama

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A spokesperson for the Tibetan government-in-exile said it has appealed for its supporters to urge their own governments to pressure China into releasing the missing spiritual leader. [ more › ]

Shanghai police seize 3 million fake-brand condoms

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai authorities arrested nine people and confiscated an ungodly amount of counterfeit Jissbon and Durex brand condoms after breaking up a 12 million yuan manufacturing ring spread across seven provinces and cities. [ more › ]

‘True Love,’ ‘Iron Brother’: Xi’s Pakistan Visit Prompts Waves of Laudatory Prose

When it comes to describing its friends, Beijing has long evinced a penchant for dramatic metaphors.

Beijing basketball star Stephon Marbury now in stamp form

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Stephon Marbury, a former NBA star but also just a chill-ass guy who takes the subway like you or me, has already been immortalized in China in the form of a giant bronze statue. Now, he is making his stamp debut. [ more › ]

Shanghai unveils plans for aboveground metro line to pass through buildings

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Can't go over it, can't go under it, have to go through it. That seems to be the logic behind the unveiling of an ambitious new route planned for Shanghai Metro's line 17, which will pass right through a building. [ more › ]

India Detains 8 Pakistanis on Boat Containing Heroin Worth $95 Million

Authorities believe the 232 packets of drugs seized are heroin worth more than $95 million

Henan man fails to rob 3 Hong Kong banks, mistaken for April Fool's jokester

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man from Henan who tried and failed miserably to rob three banks in Hong Kong, ultimately being mistaken for an April Fool's joke, has appeared in court on charges of attempted robbery. [ more › ]

Complicated Hong Kong Election Reform Plan Doesn’t Add Up, Activists Say

Hong Kong’s electoral reform proposal can at times resemble a complicated math problem.

After Chinese Tycoon Executed, Another Prospects His Nevada Mine

Another Chinese billionaire plans to prospect executed colorful mogul, Liu Han's chief U.S. asset.

Green measures cutting pollution and costs in China's textile mills

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Every day seems to bring another in-your-face reminder of China's environmental issues. This month alone, a Shenzhen canal turned blood-red; the Beijing sky appeared as if doomsday had arrived; and 100kg of dead fish inexplicably rose to the surface of a Guangdong fish farm. Show More Summary

CAR QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Latest Autos on Show in Shanghai?

How much do you know about cars? Have you been following our coverage of the Shanghai auto show? Take our quiz.

Unlicensed Guangdong driver tries to bribe family after running over toddler

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman was detained by police in Foshan city, Guangdong province after she hit and critically injured a toddler while driving without a license and then had the cojones to try and pay the child's family off so that she wouldn't get in trouble. [ more › ]

Vancouver’s 4/20 Marijuana Smoke Fest Sees 64 Brought to Hospital

Patients complained of nausea, vomiting, palpitations and "a decreased level of consciousness"

China ranked 8th on CPJ list of 10 most censored countries

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has made its way onto another top 10 list, albeit a particularly ignominious one that grades countries according to how effectively they attack the notion of free speech. [ more › ]

Look: Henan man's 'Chinese Dream' is a helicopter replica that can't fly

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A retired engineer in Zhengzhou, Henan province has spent the past five years building a replica of a helicopter. It can't fly, but damn it, it's going places. [ more › ]

Solar-powered plane completes 1,200km flight from Chongqing to Nanjing

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Solar Impulse 2, a fuel-free plane making a record-breaking round-the-world flight, landed safely in Nanjing last night after flying 1,190 kilometers across China from Chongqing yesterday. [ more › ]

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