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Is China Misreporting Its Foreign Exchange Reserves?

Beijing is undoubtedly holding less forex than it reports.

Taiwanese beauty queen kicked out of Miss Earth pageant after refusing to change 'Taiwan ROC' sash to 'Chinese Taipei'

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwan's representative at Miss Earth 2015 says she has been kicked out of the pageant for refusing to wear a sash that reads "Miss Chinese Taipei" instead of the "Miss Taiwan ROC" that she is now currently wearing. [ more › ]

Criminal at large in Jiangxi shot dead while resisting arrest

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A criminal suspected of carrying out a shooting earlier this month in Jiangxi was shot dead this morning in a special forces raid after resisting arrest. [ more › ]

Beijing unveils new cutting-edge, high-tech public toilets called '5th space'

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing's new generation of high-tech public restrooms officially opened to the public this past Thursday, aiming to revamp the capital's image for having somewhat grimy public toilets. [ more › ]

Beijing's new airport will have 7 runways, handling 100 million passengers annually

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing is currently constructing a giant new international airport in the southern Daxing district of the city which when completed will be able to deal with 100 million passengers passing through its doors each year. [ more › ]

Man who nearly dies following DIY castration attempt given free plastic surgery after story goes viral

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 30-year-old man from Guangdong province who nearly died while trying to castrate himself in order to fulfil his dream of becoming a woman has been given free plastic surgery after his story went viral earlier this week. [ more › ]

Bikini models dressed in Peking opera headgear cause a stir at hotpot banquet in Anhui

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A team of bikini models who showed up to avail themselves of the free food on offer at the first Eastern China Hotpot Banquet in Hefei turned more than just a few heads. [ more › ]

Man from Shandong turns up to buy a house with 400,000 RMB in small change

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

One enterprising resident from Shandong, who clearly doesn't squander his small change, brought along a truck crammed full of low denomination coins and notes to pay for an apartment earlier this week. [ more › ]

What's on Today: PIMO Contemporary Art Festival, Lacrimosa and Naoko Tanaka Quartet

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

Mali’s Hotel Attack Highlights France’s Strategic Dilemma

Analysts say France is contemplating the limits of what its military can accomplish

Scenes from the Aftermath of the Mali Hotel Attack

Gunmen assaulted the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Friday taking over 100 hostages and killing at least 20 people, including an American. Mali is now hunting 'more than 3' suspects after the attack

Mali Forces Hunting ‘More Than 3’ Suspects After Attack

An attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in the nation's capital killed at least 20 people

China proposes high-speed rail line connecting Western China to Iran

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's railway authority has put forward an ambitious plan to build a Silk Road high-speed railway which would connect northwest China to West Asia via Central Asia. [ more › ]

IN PICTURES: The life and times of Hu Yaobang

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In this photo series we look at one of the great figures in Chinese Communist Party history, Hu Yaobang, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on November 20. [ more › ]

Tencent to fully open WeChat mobile payment to overseas transactions

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has just announced that it will completely open the mobile payment service offered on its social messaging app WeChat to overseas transactions, making it much easier for outbound Chinese travellers to make purchases or pay bills. [ more › ]

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