Earlier this week, an opinion article under the byline of China hand and New Yorker writer Peter Hessler appeared in Chinese state-run media. On Tuesday night, though, Mr. Hessler said in a statement on Facebook that he didn’t write the piece.
A police officer in Shanghai managed to walk away with only bruises after jumping on to the hood of a drunk guy's car and clinging there for 10 swerving meters until the driver rear-ended another vehicle. [ more › ]
Obama made a broad appeal to skeptics of his trade policy, arguing that a failure to enact a deal under negotiation with Pacific partners would play into the hands of China.
To the many forms of expression deemed politically sensitive in today’s China add this one: grieving.
Hong Kong has lost appeal as a destination for Chinese tourists, and last year’s pro-democracy protests are to blame. But only partly. Changing tastes are another major factor.
The Muslim shop employee saved seven Jews from the Paris supermarket attack on Jan. 9
Japanese prime minister has few options to act after ISIS holds two citizens to $200 million ransom
A 20-year-old woman is being hospitalized in serious condition after her boyfriend tracked her down and stabbed her 10 times because she broke up with him. [ more › ]
Liaoning province, home to the crumbling Sydney Opera House replica, now has another architectural marvel to claim as its own: an ice restaurant. [ more › ]
A group of employees dressed in suits were asked by their boss to kneel on an overpass for 60 minutes as punishment for not finishing their work tasks, Xiamen Daily reports. The story has received more than 100 thousand views since it was published online this week. [ more › ]
One person was killed and two others left wounded during a shootout at an airport in Taiwan yesterday. [ more › ]
China announced its 2014 economic statistics on Tuesday and it didn’t take long for the spin to begin.
Chinese tech giant Tencent apologized yesterday for a WeChat feature that allowed US flags to flood conversation screens at the mention of keywords like "civil rights" after users criticized the company for catering to the United States. [ more › ]
The Land of Smiles? How about the Land of Shakedowns?
An elderly couple got physical with staff at the the Shanghai No. 10 People's Hospital recently when they were told off for trying to jump queue in front of the other patients, Southern Urban Daily reports. [ more › ]
Officials should put down their calligraphy brushes and stick to governing, says the latest anti-corruption guideline from the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
China's economic growth slowed to 7.4% in 2014 from 7.7% the year before, according to data released Tuesday.
China's growth of 7.4% in 2014 marked its slowest pace in more than two decades. Here's what it means.
Well this is terrifying. A 51-year-old man was hanging clothes on the balcony of his home in Changsha, Hunan province when he was suddenly hit in the knee by an arrow. [ more › ]
One web user armed with some wigs, a makeup palette and a photoshopping app has published yet another series of images showing just how deceiving photos posted to social media sites really can be. [ more › ]