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TONIGHT: Punk Rock Party @ Limbo (Shanghai Punk Fest pre-party)

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

DJ B.O be conducting a Q and A with Anthony Doughty (Tex Axile) tonight at 9:15 p.m. at the Punk Rock Party at Limbo (1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu). The night also includes a screening of a cult classic punk film he chose to screen, Urgh! A Music War, and Beijing rockabilly/psychobilly band Rolling Bowling. [ more › ]

Hamas Admits Kidnapping Israeli Teens

"Hamas has no qualms whatsoever about targeting innocent civilians," says Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev

Date set for Shanghai Marathon

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For those of you who claim to experience that ever-elusive "runner's high": Organizers announced yesterday that the 2014 Shanghai International Marathon will be held on November 2. Mark your calendars, you fit things. [ more › ]

Look: Hubei man builds a plane-like submarine

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A secondary school-educated man in Danjiangkou City, Hubei constructed his very own submarine in five months. Sadly, its first launch attempt was a failure, Net Ease News reports. [ more › ]

Chinese Are Traveling More but Shopping Less

Sellers of expensive handbags, jewelry and wine have feasted on Chinese buyers. The banquet is over now.

Can’t Innovate? China’s Talented Tinkerers Beg to Differ

In laboratories and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing what many in the industry see as a potential new wave of Chinese innovation.

Photography Friday: Shan Feiming ???

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Born in Zhejiang Province in 1978, Shan Feiming (???) studied at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. [ more › ]

Biggest Risk for China Could Be Failure to Change, Economists Say

China's economy is looking shaky again, with a widely watched indicator of manufacturing activity the latest to turn southward, prompting some experts to call for more government stimulus measures.

Five cult members accused of beating woman to death stand trial

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Five cult members accused of brutally beating a woman to death at a Shandong Mcdonald's in May were seen smiling as they appeared in court yesterday. [ more › ]

Qingdao customs seize endangered black bear skin shipped from US

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A package containing the skin of an endangered black bear, with its head and limbs still attached, was intercepted by custom officials in Qingdao, Shandong province after it'd been shipped to China from the US. [ more › ]

Shanghai Chocolate Factory Looks a Lot Like Willy Wonka’s

If life is like a box of chocolates and to eat bitter is a valued trait in China, a new candy factory tour in Shanghai may have a sweet future.

Iran’s Moderate President Loses a Minister—and Some Momentum for Reform

Iranian Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, a close ally of President Hassan Rouhani, is impeached by hardliners who oppose reforms

Man gets himself re-arrested to be reunited with old prison pal

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An ex-convict in Xin'an, Henan province was detained after he filed a false police report as a way to get sent back to jail to see an old friend who was still in detention, Global Times reports. Seems to have worked. [ more › ]

1 ton of fish clogs up Zhejiang road after truck overturns

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A truck overturned at the intersection of Jinhua and Yiwu on a Shanghai-Kunming Expressway, leaving a ton of fish scattered on the ground in a likely terrible-smelling array, according to Net Ease News. [ more › ]

Hooray for Nollywood

Nigeria’s film industry struggles against red tape and corruption, but like the country itself, it finds a way to grow

Anhui boy accidentally shoots himself in the face with 86 pellets

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Doctors at a hospital in Shanghai performed a five-hour operation removing 86 pellets from an eight-year-old Anhui boy's face last night after he accidentally shot himself while playing with his parents' hunting gun. [ more › ]

A Test of Faith

The Pope’s South Korea trip comes as Christianity is booming in Asia—and under growing strain

Villager's handmade aircraft flies up to 3,000 meters in the air

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Guo Xueguang, a villager in Puyang County, Henan province with only primary education, assembled a small dual-control aircraft in nine months, costing him around 60,000 yuan. Remarkably, the aircraft can reach 3,000 meters in altitude, according to Oriental Daily. [ more › ]

Sydney Opera House roof knockoff gets dismantled in Liaoning

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The roof of a Sydney Opera House replica in Liaoning province's Fuxin county has been taken off due to severe leaks, chinanews.com said. [ more › ]

Hainan doctor continues treating, saves patient while attacked

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A doctor at the Sanya People’s Hospital in Hainan province won public applause after he continued treating a head-injury patient while being attacked by another person. He pulled through the attack and eventually managed to save the patient's life, Oriental Daily reports. [ more › ]

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