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Online couple filmed fighting over 'deceiving' internet pictures after first real-life meeting

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two online friends who'd obviously never seen that cartoon about the dog on the computer were filmed getting into a heated argument in the middle of the street after meeting for the first time in real life, apparently accusing each other of using deceiving pictures online. [ more › ]

Myanmar Illegal Logging Sentencing Strains Relations With China

Myanmar’s jailing of scores of Chinese allegedly caught illegally logging is deepening a rift between Beijing and Yangon.

Weekendist, July 24 - 26: EOS Guitar Quartet, The Beatles, Tomorrow, Razorlight, Cavalia

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

Egypt Is Struggling to Cope With Its ISIS Insurgency

A rocket attack on a warship was just the latest in a series of escalating attacks on Egyptian forces in SInai

Top Hollywood Movie Studios Smacked With Antitrust Charges

Disney, Warner Bros., Fox and more are accused of violating European law

Hunan official suspended after being reported by daughter for corruption

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A government official in Hunan who was suspended on suspicion of corruption had been given away by his very own daughter, reports said on Tuesday. [ more › ]

Doctor and grandfather suspected of killing newborn with cleft lip at Shanghai hospital

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A newborn child who had a cleft lip was found dead at Shanghai's Chongming No.2 People’s Hospital on July 15, Oriental Morning Post reports, and the baby's grandfather along with a gynaecologist at the hospital have been detained on suspicion of murdering the child. [ more › ]

Interview: Ai Weiwei on His Passport, Travel Plans and ‘New Chapters’

Ai Weiwei speaks to the WSJ about his travel plans and why the Chinese government returned his passport.

Chongqing teen survives after jumping from 55m bridge

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 16-year-old female who attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the 55-meter high Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing managed to survive, but suffered from multiple fractures, contusions and a bruised back. [ more › ]

Palace Intrigue: Chinese Soldiers Storm Replica of Taiwan Presidential Office

Footage of a recent Chinese military drill has many Taiwanese wondering if Beijing is doubling down on its longstanding threat to reclaim the island by force.

Look: World's first commercial jetpack makes China debut

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The latest version of the Martin Jetpack, the world's first commercial jetpack, was unveiled at the Kuang-Chi International Innovators Conference in Shenzhen, People's Daily reports. The jetpacks are expected to be available as soon as next year, starting at 150,000 USD. [ more › ]

Look: Shanghai retiree paints gorgeous Peking Opera masks on eggshells

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 77-year-old retiree in Shanghai's Minhang district has attracted attention online for his decade-long hobby of painting ornate Peking opera masks on delicate eggshells. [ more › ]

China’s Reality Shows Must Uphold ‘Socialist Core Values,’ Regulator Says

Chinese reality shows must "uphold socialist core values" and not become “a place to show off wealth and rely on celebrities," according to a new government regulation.

Look: 961 sheets of python skin nabbed by Shandong police

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police in Shandong has recently cracked down on an illegal case of wildlife product smuggling, seizing 961 pieces of python skin and two suspects. [ more › ]

Watch: Building site at $45 billion Shenzhen development dramatically collapses

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Video footage captured the moment a building site at a 45 billion USD construction project in Shenzhen, dubbed the Manhattan of the Pearl Delta, slowly toppled over as workers stood nearby. [ more › ]

Spartans, Shorts and Salad: Beijing PR Stunt Ends in Police Clampdown

China may be proud of its terracotta warriors, but Beijing has no tolerance for scantily-clad Spartans.

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