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Man gets spammed with 10,000 phone calls after refusing to pay 999-yuan extortion fee

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man received nearly 10,000 spam phone calls in less than 24 hours after he refused to pay a 999-yuan extortion fee to a group of swindlers threatening to "Call You to Death". [ more › ]

Alibaba Gets a Bounce Ahead of Massive IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported big growth in revenue from mobile devices, which may bolster its case next month when the Chinese e-commerce giant begins to pitch investors on its long-awaited initial public offering.

Creative Cops: Why China’s Police Chiefs Are Racking Up Patents

As China seeks to foster a new spirit of innovation, it may need look no further than its police stations.

No Lippi for Guangzhou Evergrande in Asian Champions League Quarterfinal

China’s top soccer club faces a scrap to remain in the Asian Champions League and defending the title it won for the first time last season.

With Regional Powers Choosing Sides, Libya Faces the Prospect of Civil War

U.S. officials say the UAE and Egypt were behind airstrikes on Islamist militants in Tripoli, raising fears that a regional proxy war inside Libya could worsen as neighboring militaries get involved

Henan high school bans hand-holding, puppy love

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A high school in Henan took a half-step towards pure evil when China National Radio revealed to the public the school's new list of student prohibitions—including holding hands with another student of the opposite sex. [ more › ]

World's first 3D-printed vertebra implanted into Beijing boy

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A twelve-year-old Beijing boy may get a second chance at living a normal life after doctors at Peking University Third Hospital implanted the world's first 3D-printed vertebra into his neck. [ more › ]

Laowai hits driver, acts like a general douche on Chengdu bus

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week a foreigner on a bus in Chengdu managed to break about all the rules you can on a city bus while still keeping your clothes on. Sichuan News talked to the bus driver and got the lowdown on this menace to public transportation. [ more › ]

Third Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) —? A senior adviser to Sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight against the virulent disease. Presidential adviser Ibrahim Ben Kargbo said Wednesday that Dr. Sahr Rogers had been working in a clinic in the eastern town of Kenema when he…

Employee at Shenyang car dealership crashes Ford during test drive gone awry

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An employee at an authorized car dealership in Shenyang crashed a plate-less yellow Ford into a road lamp, two parked cars on the street and a tree after colliding with a silver Jeep and going airborne, according to Tencent News. [ more › ]

150 poisonous snakes roam Foshan village after owner 'loses' them

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Residents from a village in Fuoshan, Guangdong province began finding dozens of poisonous snakes slithering around the area after one of their neighbors carelessly "lost" 150 of the reptiles, Apple Daily reports. And no, he's surprisingly not related to this woman. [ more › ]

After Overwhelming U.S. Visa Program, Where Will China’s Emigrants Go Next?

Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China’s rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for the American dream?

20 passersby hold umbrellas to shield woman giving birth on Sichuan street

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A pregnant woman who went into sudden labor at the Yibin Nanmun Bridge in Sichuan province was helped by passersby who surrounded her with colorful umbrellas as a makeshift "delivery room", Tencent News reports. The woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl thanks to the assistance of the passersby and doctors. [ more › ]

China’s Supreme People’s Court Pulls Back the Curtain — On a Case About Bathroom Fittings

It was a day of reckoning at China’s Supreme People’s Court on Wednesday in a long-running patent dispute over a showerhead nozzle: Grohe versus Gllon.

Man trains dogs to collect plastic bottles, makes 1,000 RMB in a year

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two dogs trained to collect plastic bottles for recycling in Chongqing have helped their owner earn around 1,000 RMB in a year, China News reports. [ more › ]

Ebola Forces the WHO to Shut Down Its Lab in Sierra Leone

Medical workers are in retreat as the deadly virus continues to ravage West Africa

Mystery Lingers Over China’s Canceling of Indie Film Festival

Over the weekend police put a stop to an independent Beijing film festival just as it was about to kick off. Days later, organizers say they are still waiting to find out why.

Sydney café closes after owner from Shanghai refuses to hire black barista

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A café owner in Sydney and recent transplant from Shanghai appears to have closed his shop down after he faced public backlash for refusing to hire a black barista. [ more › ]

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