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Writing China: The Limits of the Yuan’s Global Rise

On Oct. 1, the Chinese yuan will join the International Monetary Fund's basket of elite reserve currencies. In his new book, "Gaining Currency," Eswar Prasad, a former top China hand at the IMF, says China needs to carry out a broad range of reforms, both economic and political, before the yuan can become a truly global currency on par with the dollar.

Pencil this in, 19 - 25: The Color Run, Beyond the Bund and socialising

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

Interview: Michelin-star chef Rubén Arnanz of Villena Restaurant

Michelin star Chef Rubén Arnanz from Villena Restaurant in Segovia Spain, is in town this week for the second installment of the “Dressed Up 2016” Michelin Dining Experience, a four-month long event happening at the Le Royal Méridien Shanghai. Show More Summary

What's on Today: Live tango, skate-a-thon and Oktoberfest

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

Who's Benefitting From China's Accelerating Capital Outflow?

Chinese money is floating Hong Kong’s markets, a sign of distress in the mainland.

What's on Today: brunch, Shalanaya and Dogtown

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

Dutch taxi driver traps Chinese tourists in cab, demands €485 for 20-minute ride

A group of Chinese tourists recently ran into some trouble upon arriving in Amsterdam after a frightening Dutch taxi driver demanded that they pay a small fortune for a quick ride. [ more › ]

Heads up! Drones catch 30 drivers breaking the law on first day on the job

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, no wait, it's a drone getting ready to write you a ticket. [ more › ]

Chinese authorities arrest Hong Kong journalists, put bounty on 'foreign forces' following Wukan protests

China's infamous "democracy village" of Wukan is in lockdown after protests earlier this week turned violent when Chinese riot police moved in. One of the main things that China is trying to keep out of the village -- journalists. [ more › ]

LOOK: Some lucky moon gazers manage to spot full moon over China on Mid-Autumn Festival

So, what with the typhoons and all, this wasn't the best Mid-Autumn Festival for moon gazers in China. But, apparently there were some places where you could see the full moon shining through, enjoy: [ more › ]

Canadian coffee shop owner suddenly released by China after spending 2 years in prison on 'spying' charges

After being held in detention for two years on suspicion of spying, Canadian activist and former coffee shop owner Kevin Garratt was suddenly released by China this week. [ more › ]

Hong Kong’s Leader Doubles Down on Talk of Separatism

He tells Chinese state-run media that Hong Kong citizens need to understand all 160 articles of their constitution

Chinese tourists arrested in South Korea after beating up restaurant owner

In an "exclusive report," the nationalistic Party tabloid, the Global Times has put their own spin on the shocking assault, arguing that both sides in the incident were Chinese and that the mainland tourists had merely beaten up a fellow "compatriot." [ more › ]

Donald Trump Is A Few Years Behind on the China Currency Problem

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he'll label China a currency manipulator if he's in the White House. But he's a step behind Beijing's latest actions.

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