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China to launch 'toilet revolution' across tourist sites

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China is promising that a "toilet revolution" will take place at tourist sites across the country this year as it gears up to increase the number as well as the quality of public toilets, the head of China's National Tourist Administration said this past Thursday. [ more › ]

6-year-old runs into burning building to save collapsed grandpa

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A brave six-year-old boy rushed into a smoking building to save his grandfather from a fire at his home in Heilongjiang province last week. [ more › ]

China’s Economy Registers Weakest Economic Growth in 24 Years

Beijing said the country’s economic performance in 2014 was the “new normal”

What the Fu? Backlash for Burberry Over Chinese Scarf Design

A backlash is brewing against one company that’s trying hard to cozy up to Chinese consumers before their biggest shopping season.

Peter Jackson and Richard Armitage attend 'Hobbit' premiere, use a selfie stick in Beijing

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson appeared in Beijing to promote the opening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies along with the film's star Richard Armitage and scriptwriter Philippa Boyens. [ more › ]

Tapping China’s ‘Silver Hair Industry’

Companies looking to make money off Chinese consumers have for years targeted lucrative niches like the young and the rich. Now many are eyeing a different market: the elderly.

Shanghai woman jumps from third floor of burning building with baby

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman jumped from the third-story window with her 20-day-old son to escape a fire at her home in Shanghai's Qingpu district yesterday. [ more › ]

Surrendered LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen Says He Didn’t Want to Die in Bush

(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen says he surrendered to stand trial for war crimes because he did not want to “die in the bush.” Ongwen, a top leader of Joseph Kony’s notorious LRA, was taken into custody in early January. He was one of five LRA commanders indicted by…

In China, a Backlash Against ‘Cancerous’ Straight Men

A well-known Chinese scholar who recently declared that women are beautiful when they’re cleaning house or feeding babies has sparked a furious uproar over what some Chinese critics are calling a national scourge: so-called “straight man” cancer(???, or zhinan’ai).

Man Found Dead in Taiwan After Multi-Day Video Game Binge

The man was reportedly a regular customer who often played for days

7 killed, 1 injured after minivan rolls into Guizhou river

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Seven people were killed and one person was injured when a minivan fell into a river on Sunday afternoon while traveling from Guizhou to Chongqing, Xinhua reported today. [ more › ]

Retired tennis superstar Li Na announces that she is pregnant

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na has a bun in the oven! The retired tennis star announced the news during an on-court ceremony at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday, marking her first return to Melbourne Park since she scooped up...Show More Summary

Man gets 5-day detention for masturbating on Shanghai Metro

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man was given a five-day detention for masturbating on a Shanghai subway train after a group of brave, brave passengers apprehended him and handed him over to police. [ more › ]

Jay Chou marries Hannah Quinlivan in beautiful Selby Abbey ceremony

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter and general heart-throb Jay Chou married his sweetheart Hannah Quinlivan in Yorkshire, England during an intimate wedding ceremony on January 17 in front of around 50 friends and family members. [ more › ]

Charlie Hebdo Attacker Chérif Kouachi Buried in Unmarked Grave

The grave's location will remain undisclosed to avoid it becoming a site of pilgrimage for extremists

Tencent Apologizes for Flashing WeChat Users With U.S. Flags

Chinese technology giant Tencent is very sorry for allowing American flag emoticons to flood the screens of those who use its popular social messaging app, WeChat.

Images of Zhengzhou's 'cigarette bridge' go viral online

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The latest of China's questionably designed structures to make the rounds on Weibo is this bridge in Zhengzhou, Henan province, built with what appears to be several giant cigarettes. [ more › ]

Li Na Pregnant With First Child

Li Na won’t defend her Australian Open title this year. But she came to Melbourne with some big news.

Taiwan Party Chief’s Awkward Embrace

China gave the new chief of Taiwan’s ruling party a Beijing-style "high five," signaling its hope he will help make a fresh start in cross-strait ties. But the enthusiastic welcome for Eric Chu may turn out to be as much a hindrance as a help.

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