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Egypt State Prosecutor Dies After Cairo Bomb Attack

Hisham Barakat is first top official to be assassinated since President Morsi's ouster in 2013

1st-grader viciously bullied by junior high students gets 9,000 RMB in compensation

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A first-grader who was bullied and beaten by a group of junior high school students in Qingyuan county, Zhenjiang reportedly received 9,000 RMB in compensation from the families of the four students involved. [ more › ]

Song Andong makes history, becomes first Chinese-born player taken in NHL draft

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After striking out once again this year at the NBA Draft, Chinese sports fans were pleasantly surprised on Saturday when the New York Islanders selected Song Andong with the 172nd pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, making him the first Chinese-born player to be drafted in NHL history. [ more › ]

Chinese reality show not-so-subtly obscures headscarf-clad actress

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese actress who appeared on a reality TV show last Saturday dressed in a head-covering scarf was pixilated out and replaced by bizarre cartoon images, a move that viewers speculate was due to the garment's religious connotation. [ more › ]

Everything to Know About Greece’s Economic Crisis

How Greece and the eurozone ended up in this mess, and where they go from here

Seven Stragglers Leave AIIB Crowd at an Even 50

It was supposed to be 57 countries signing on to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on Monday. It ended up being 50.

TCM cancer treatment goes through final clinical trials in US

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Kanglaite Injection (KLT), a drug that contains anti-cancer substances extracted from coix seed, has recently been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undergo phase III clinical trials. [ more › ]

Is Taiwan's 'Pork Princess' the female version of 'bean curd hunk'?

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Move over, Yi Tin Chen. It seems as though the popularity of "Taiwan's hottest bean curd seller" is being rivaled by a female vendor who's become known online as the "Pork Princess". [ more › ]

Rumor Has It: Tall Tales Thrive on China’s WeChat, Researchers Say

WeChat is fast becoming the rumor mill of choice among Chinese social-media users, a state-backed think tank says in a new study.

Pensioners Queue Outside Banks on 1st Day of Capital Control

The accelerating crisis has thrown into question Greece's financial future

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg offers Tsinghua University grads 4 sound lessons in leadership

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, gave an inspiring commencement speech to the graduating class of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management on Saturday, urging the fresh graduates to, most importantly, take risks, value feedback, empower others and support equality. [ more › ]

The Yao Ming of Hockey? NHL Hopes So

Can an 18-year-old do for hockey in China what Yao Ming did for basketball?

'Sunflower Movement' anthem wins big at Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards, Chinese censors cut segment completely

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwan's 26th Golden Melody Awards kicked off on Saturday at the Taipei Arena, where awards were presented to stars for their contributions in the fields of Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Formosan music. Unfortunately, viewers in Singapore and mainland China didn't get the chance to enjoy the whole show. [ more › ]

Dalai Lama warms up Glastonbury Fest with moving speech, despite warnings from China

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Dalai Lama yesterday brought audience members to tears during an historic speech at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, United Kingdom, despite China's previous warnings to organizers not to invite him, Yahoo News reports. [ more › ]

China-Backed Development Bank Holds Signing Ceremony in Beijing

Conspicuously absent from the ceremony was the United States, which declined to join the bank

Hong Kong Clashes Reveal Anti-Beijing Anger as City Nears Anniversary of Reunification

Scuffles took place in streets that were the scene of much of last fall's Umbrella Revolution

China-Backed AIIB Launches — Now Comes the Tough Part

The launch of the AIIB is a milestone in Beijing’s bid for global clout. Now comes the hard part, as the bank’s work tests Beijing’s willingness to compromise.

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