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Big Mac or Big Mackerel? McDonald’s in China Runs Low on Beef

Big Mac lovers who go to McDonald’s in China are asking one question today: “Hey, where’s the beef?”

LOOK: 2000 tourists sit down to heinously big banquet in Henan

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Check out this gargantuan banquet in Luanzhou, Henan province that attracted 2000 tourists/gluttons from all over China, People Daily reports. [ more › ]

A Million Sign Hong Kong Petition as Democracy Fight Ratchets Up

The bitter political fight over Hong Kong’s democratic development is deepening, with one group saying that nearly one million signatures opposing the city’s so-called “Occupy Central” movement have already been gathered.

A Million Sign Hong Kong Petition as Democracy Fight Ratchets Up

The bitter political fight over Hong Kong’s democratic development is deepening.

Tiny Luxembourg Wants a Piece of China’s Offshore Currency Market

Luxembourg wants to be at the heart of a new trend in global finance: the rising use of China's currency outside its home market.

Artful Dodge: Why Chinese Collectors Are ‘Borrowing’ Their Own Pieces

A Shanghai-based art collector stirred controversy when he took a sip of tea from the $36.3-million Ming-dynasty tea cup he bought at auction in Hong Kong earlier this month. Also interesting is what he did with the cup next.

Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable

Beijing is attacking another American tech giant, demonstrating that for foreign companies it pays not to succeed in the Chinese market.

Hamas Agrees to Cease-Fire, But Rockets Keep Flying

The governing authority in the Gaza strip agreed to a ceasefire, but the violence continues

Shanghai plans high-speed train to Disneyland

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Plans are in the works surrounding construction of a high-speed rail that would connect the new Shanghai Disneyland with other city rail and air hubs, Shanghai Daily reports. [ more › ]

Hunan woman proposes to boyfriend undergoing leukemia treatment in hospital

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Awws for days. A woman in Changsha, Hunan province knelt down beside her boyfriend's bed and proposed to him on July 17 while he was in the Xiangya Hospital receiving treatment for acute leukemia, Xinhua reported. [ more › ]

Postgrad tutor arrested over sexual assault on 12-year-old girl in Shanghai

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A postgraduate student named Dong Mou has been arrested on accusations of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he was tutoring. [ more › ]

12 convicted of illegal organ trading in Jiangxi

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Twelve suspects involved in illegal human organ trade were sentenced to prison terms of up to nine and a half years on Friday in Jiangxi province, Xinhua reports. [ more › ]

Free condom vending machines pop up in Henan

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A series of vending machines have gone into service in Zhengzhou, Henan province allowing customers to get free condoms with the swipe of an ID card. [ more › ]

PPAR Adoptable Kittens of July 2014: Yiyi and Joan!

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yiyi is a three-color female kitten (about 4 months old), and Joan is a golden/honey female kitten (about 3 months old). They have been treated for fleas and worms, and already have their first vaccination. Yiyi is a lively and sweet girl, while Joan is quiet and a little timid. [ more › ]

Israel Agrees to Extend Gaza War Truce by 4 Hours

(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel has agreed to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours. MoreU.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya as Militia Violence Spirals NBC NewsWhat Everyone Should Know About Hot-Car Deaths NBC News'Bronie' Boom? How 3D Printing Could Change the Toy Industry NBC NewsMorgan Freeman And…

Watch: Awkward waving prank in Shanghai is awkward

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

You know when you think someone is waving at you, and you excitedly respond only to realize they're actually looking at the person behind you? Shanghai jokers the Monkey Kingz have chosen to exploit human beings at this utmost vulnerable moment in their latest "awkward wave" prank. It's evil. It's good. [ more › ]

Despite a Crackdown, Iranian Fashion Keeps Pushing Boundaries

MoreWhy Iran Believes the Militant Group ISIS Is an American PlotA Side Effect of Iranian Sanctions: Tehran’s Bad AirIn the latest case of Iranian authorities cracking down on fashion they deem “un-Islamic,” a famous clothing design institute called “Khaneh Mode” or Mode House was shut down last week in Tehran. The fashion designer had caused…

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile into Sea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast. The launch is the latest in a slew of missile and rocket tests the North has been conducting in recent weeks. A ministry official says the missile fired from North Korea’s southwest…

Look: Heilongjiang tower blasted to bits without road blockage

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A video showing the former Qiqihar police tower in Heilongjiang province being toppled down in a cloud of dust has been spreading fast on WeChat. [ more › ]

Old lady bus seat debacle in Chongqing prompts some serious discussion over seat etiquette

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A senior student at Chongqing university named Wang Dandan said she was reprimanded by an elderly woman on a bus after the grandma gave up her own seat to her 16-year-old grandson then demanded that the Wang give up a seat for her. The story has stirred up some real heated discussion online and in the news over the ethics of seat-giving, Chongqing Business Daily. [ more › ]

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