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Survivors Tell Aid Group Some 400 Migrants Drowned Off Libya

More than 7,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean in the last four days

China’s First-Quarter GDP in Four Charts

China recorded its slowest growth rate since 2009. Here's a breakdown of the data in four charts.

Anhui beggar dressed as horse offers $1 rides to fund son's leukemia treatment

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Hefei man has taken to begging on the streets of Hefei to collect money for his sick son's leukemia treatment, wearing a horse mask and offering to give pedestrians a ride for five kuai (1 USD), reports Tencent. [ more › ]

2 killed, 48 injured after climbing structure collapses under tourists' weight

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two people were killed and 48 more injured in Zhejiang province after dozens of tourists climbed up a netted structure to get a better view of a performance when it collapsed. [ more › ]

Teen gaming-addict sets home on fire after being scolded by parents, killing toddler brother

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A horrific story has emerged from the ashes of a family home in Henan province, where a four-year-old boy has died and his parents have been hospitalized in a serious condition. The cause of the fatal fire has been revealed to be the...Show More Summary

Jilin woman has kept more than 20 snakes over the past 30 years

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 62-year-old woman in Siping city, Jilin province has kept more than 20 snakes in her home over the past 30 years. [ more › ]

Economists React: China’s Economic Growth Slows

China’s economy expanded 7.0% year-over-year in the first quarter -- its slowest pace in six years. See economists’ views on the last economic data.

Five Takeaways From China’s First-Quarter GDP Data

China released its first-quarter economic growth results on Wednesday. Here are five things you need to know about the world’s No. 2 economy and largest single growth engine:

Look what this Hunan hospital has done to prevent kids from falling down the stairwell

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

To prevent children from falling down the stairwells, a hospital in Chenzhou, Hunan province has gone as far as to install "safety nets" across the stair openings at its seven-story outpatient department building. [ more › ]

Foreigner taken away by cops after peeing on Nanjing bus

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A foreign man was escorted away by police after he urinated inside of a public bus on Sunday morning. [ more › ]

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolutionaries Are Pitching Their Tents Again

A small pro-democracy encampment has started to take shape ahead of a crucial vote on electoral reform

Occupy Hong Kong’s Last Tract Stands Firm as Electoral Reform Vote Looms

The outcome of the proposal could determine whether we see protesters on the city's streets again

Behind China’s Billion-Dollar Startups: Alumni of Alibaba, Tencent

Chen Qi quit his software engineering job at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in 2010 to start an Internet venture he financed by selling all of his Alibaba shares for $500,000. He is part of a growing number of entrepreneurs who got their start at China’s three leading Internet firms—Alibaba, Tencent Holdings Ltd. Show More Summary

Watch: Policewoman fights off machete-wielding robber with bare hands

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An auxiliary policewoman in Guizhou province has been called a hero after she managed to hold off a machete-wielding robber in a five-minute long struggle, sustaining five wounds in the process. [ more › ]

China Draws Hong Kong in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia won’t feature the highest quality soccer on the planet, but there will be some interesting and potentially awkward matchups.

Photographer of Missing Nigerian Girls’ Belongings: Our Attention Was Not Enough

"If a photographer’s only job is to take the photos, then I succeeded. If my job is to create change, I have failed"

Obama’s Move to Drop Cuba From Terror List Sets Up Showdown with Congress

Four months after promising to review Cuba's place on the terror list, Obama aims to remove the main obstacle to re-opening a Havana embassy

Where China’s Liberals Live, and Why

Decades of rapid economic modernization has delivered prosperity to millions in China. It may also have sharpened the ideological divide between liberals and conservatives.

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