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China’s First Nobel Laureate in Science

Tu Youyou, awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday, is the first Chinese citizen to win a Nobel for a scientific discipline and the first female Chinese citizen to win any Nobel.

People, still everywhere: Golden Week crush continues on

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hopefully you haven't moved around too much since the last time we spoke, because things actually got worse over the weekend with millions more people cramming into tourist sites, streets, bridges and just generally everything. [ more › ]

China defeats the Phillippines to win Asian Basketball title, qualifies for the Olympics

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China continues to just make things miserable for the Philippines. In August they bested the country for the honor of hosting the 2019 FIBA World Cup and then over the weekend they beat them on the court to win the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship. [ more › ]

In India, Support for Lynching of Alleged Beef Eater Spurs Fears of Rising Hindu Nationalism

The incident has added to growing concerns that violence against minorities under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the rise

Tourists urged to please stop fondling statue's breasts for photos

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Officials at the Huaqing Hot Springs in Shaanxi province have urged visitors to please, please kindly refrain from taking pictures of themselves feeling up a statue of an ancient Chinese beauty after it stopped being funny a long time ago. [ more › ]

LOOK: Middle school student uses her Golden Week break to help her mom clean up the streets

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While people across China crowd national tourist sites during the Golden Week holiday, one middle school student is using that long national break to help out her mom, who still has to work. [ more › ]

Former HK chief executive Donald Tsang charged with corruption over luxury penthouse

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has formally charged former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen with two counts of misconduct in public office. Tsang becomes the highest-ranking former HK official to be brought up on corruption charges. [ more › ]

Man arrested for trying to enter Shaanxi wildlife park with crudely made fake United Nations ID

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over the weekend, a man showed up to the Xi'an Qinling Wildlife Park in Shaanxi and demanded free entrance by presenting his United Nations ID card. [ more › ]

Meituan vs. Baidu: Executives Share Strategies

Meituan and Baidu executives share strategies on China’s offline-to-online market--known in the U.S. as on-demand services--that has been characterized by intense competition and heavy discounting,

Senior China Official Proposes Punitive FX Restrictions

Beijing is reimposing controls at a time of unprecedented capital flight.

Pencil this in, October 4 - 7: Simple Life, Sub-Cinema, SMZB and Megadeth

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

Chinese tourist spotted taking a dump outside Burberry store in the UK

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Outside a Burberry shop on the outskirts of Oxford, a tourist from China has caused quite a stir after being photographed helping her child defecate on the street. [ more › ]

Typhoon Mujigae unleashes tornadoes across Guangdong, at least 3 dead and 80 injured

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shortly after making landfall, typhoon Mujigae caused several tornadoes to form throughout coastal areas in Guangdong province, damaging property and killing at least three people. [ more › ]

Homeless woman dies in Hong Kong McDonald's, remains unnoticed for seven hours

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A homeless woman who sought refuge at a McDonald's branch in Kowloon who slumped over and died went unnoticed by staff and customers for more than seven hours. [ more › ]

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