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People gather in Guangxi to find the most beautiful sweet potato

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Dozens of hopeful, young sweet potatoes came from throughout the land, but ultimately only one could come away with the crown and the title of "most beautiful" in a sweet potato beauty contest held in Guangxi province over the weekend. [ more › ]

Under Cloud of Repression, Hundreds Turn Out to Mourn Tiananmen Square ‘Black Hand’

Hundreds gathered under polluted skies and the watchful gaze of police in a Beijing suburb this weekend, braving a sustained crackdown on dissent to bid farewell to one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest.

Long-Lost Volume of Centuries-Old Chinese Encyclopedia Surfaces in California

This slim volume was carried out of China during the turmoil of the Boxer Rebellion, transported halfway around the globe and lay in a basement for years.

Endangered animals seen on sale at China-Vietnam border

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A number of wild animals, many of which are endangered, were seen being sold in cages and sometimes butchered for food at Jiangcheng county in the Pu'er city of Yunnan province. [ more › ]

An Afghan Cleric Got 20 Years for Rape in a Landmark Judgment

For once, the victim, a 10-year-old girl, is not made to share the blame

Cross-eyed man gets pummeled at KTV bar for giving drunk guy a 'funny look'

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man took a heavy beating at a karaoke bar in Sichuan province after he'd apparently given another fella' a "funny look". [ more › ]

Picture China: Halloween Protest, Golf in Hainan, Fashion Week

The day's China news in pictures: Halloween-themed protest posters are seen in Hong Kong, a Chinese golf player competes in Hainan, a model dresses up during China Fashion Week and more.

Father denies speculation over needles found in daughter

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The father of the baby girl in Shandong who was found to have 12 steel needles inserted into her body has spoken to reporters and denied online speculation that it was done by the family to ensure the outcome of their next child's sex. [ more › ]

China’s Assault on Corruption Enters the C-Suite

The next big step in China’s anticorruption drive will hit executive suites hard.

Troubles in China Rattle Western Banks

When Chinese property developer Agile Property Holdings Ltd. said this month that its chairman was taken into custody by authorities, the disclosure was a shock to Western banks that lent the company money.

Grading China’s CEO Pay Plan: Uncle Sam’s ‘Pay Czar’ Weighs In

CEO pay is heating up as an issue in China, as the Communist Party continues to press its anti-corruption drive.

Cars With Chinese Characteristics: Geely Tries to Crack the Puzzle

When Geely’s top car designer in China, Guy Burgoyne, first landed in densely populated Shanghai two years ago, creativity was not at the forefront of his mind.

Jiangsu bus driver hits, kills cyclist while checking cell phone

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A bus driver in Jiangsu province is facing criminal charges after his vehicle collided with a cyclist as he was looking down at his mobile phone while driving. [ more › ]

CEO Pay Reform No Easy Fix For China’s Inequality Problem

This past summer, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping said “excessive salaries should be adjusted,” a statement that the Chinese state media interpreted as an attack on China’s vast income gap.

Deep Threat: China’s Growing Submarine Capability Throws Others Off-Kilter

One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters.

Man sues government for 3.3m yuan after being wrongly jailed for 16 years

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man from Zhuhai, Guangdong province who'd been released from prison last month after serving 16 years for a crime he hadn't committed is now suing the government for 3.3 million yuan in compensation. [ more › ]

Blame Capital Flight For China’s Biggest Ever Fall In Forex Reserves

Some think the surging dollar is at fault, but the really big story during Q3 is the accelerating flow of outbound hot money.

Iran Hangs Woman for Killing Alleged Rapist

(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn for premeditated murder, the official IRNA news agency reported. It quoted a statement issued…

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