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K-Pop Stars Launch New Brands to Cash In on Chinese Consumers

Korean stars have seen clothes and shoes they wear on soap operas flying off the shelves in China. Now, they want to cash in on the trend.

Forget bouquets: Brides can lug 3 kg of gold down the aisle

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Continuing the trend of dragging some serious bling down the aisle in China, brides can now adorn themselves with these pure gold ornaments on their special day. It is reported that the gold accessories are worth nearly 1 million yuan and weigh 3 kg. The innovative soldering technique used ensures that the pieces have a gold content of 99.9%. [ more › ]

Shenzhen man auctions off 1.3-meter-long hair to donate money to autistic children

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After growing his hair out for 17 years, a male hairdresser in Shenzhen recently decided to cut and sell his 1.3-meter-long locks in hopes to donate all the money to two autistic children, Tencent News says. [ more › ]

Heard in Hong Kong: Occupy Central

Hong Kong protest movement Occupy Central plans to launch a sit-in next month to protest Beijing's decision that effectively controls who can run for the city’s top post. Student activists plan to boycott classes next week. China Real Time hit the campuses of Hong Kong to see what students think about the movement.

Shanghai kindergarten apologizes after playing Japanese military song at graduation ceremony

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The headmaster of a kindergarten in Shanghai issued a formal apology after the school received backlash from parents for playing Japanese military music during a graduation ceremony. [ more › ]

$163,000 Award, Free House on Offer for Students Who Get into China’s Top Universities

For years, parents in China have told their children: Study hard and maybe you can get into a top school. Now, parents in Enping, Guangdong province, have another message for their children: study hard and you can win a hefty stack of cash and a nice house.

Interview with Shanghai-based punk band XXYY, playing tonight at Inferno

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Countless bands have been booed offstage. But the very toughest of crowds are no match for XXYY— when the up and coming punk trio performs, they’re the ones who heckle the audience.  [ more › ]

At This New Beijing Restaurant, Maoism is on the Menu

For those who feel nostalgic about the old days of Maoism in China, a new restaurant in Beijing has you covered. This month, Cu Liang Ren Jia, or “Coarse Grains Family,” opened its doors with an unusual sales pitch.

Scientists test Chen Guangbiao's ALS Bucket Challenge by icing mice

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Scientists are testing the plausibility of Chen Guangbiao's thirty-minute ice bucket challenge submission by recreating the performance with some very, very sad looking mice. [ more › ]

China's first ever animal dating show is a hit!

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Love is in the air! Well, at least for our dogs. In recent years, many major Chinese TV channels have produced popular dating shows, and among these, Jiang Su TV’s “Fei Cheng Wu Rao” has received the most attention. Following the show's...Show More Summary

Picture China: Kid on a Leaf, Dog Oil Painting, Sewing

The day's China news in pictures: a girl rests on a giant leaf, a visitor takes photos of a dog oil painting, a tailor uses a colorful sewing machine and more.

LOOK: Shanghai graffiti artist turns old building into beautiful 'zebra home'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An old house situated on Wangjia Matou Road of Shanghai's Huangpu District was recently covered with graffiti, attracting eyeballs from local residents, China News reports. [ more › ]

Book Review: ‘The New Emperors’ by Kerry Brown

Communist China has never been run by a direct descendant of a previous top leader. That can't be said of either Korea—or the U.S.

China's 'hair highway': A stunning short film on how hair becomes home decor

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This mesmerizing short documentary by design collaborative Studio Swine and filmmaker Jurrian Booij takes a look at China's "hair highway", the billion-dollar industry that sees human hair become unexpectedly exquisite home decor. [ more › ]

What Foreigners Need to Know Before Diving Into the China Stock Market

Foreign investors will soon be allowed to trade shares directly in China's mainland stock market. Hidden amid the gloom are some potential bargains and healthy yields for investors willing to take the risk.

Third escaped convict Gao Yulun captured at family gathering

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The last of three inmates who escaped from a Heilongjiang detention center last week after killing a guard was finally recaptured by police yesterday. Gao Yulun, who was last spotted at a small shop in Yanshou county picking up someShow More Summary

Writing China: Erwan Rambourg, ‘Bling Dynasty’

Erwan Rambourg, who covers the sector for HSBC, has put together his insights into the industry in a new book, “Bling Dynasty: Why the Reign of the Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Begun.”

A ‘Stain’ on China: Full Statement from Mother of Murdered U.K. Businessman

It’s been almost a year since Bo Xilai, the onetime Chinese Communist Party bigwig, was convicted of corruption and abuse of power, and more than two years since his wife was jailed for the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood.

[DEALS] Lowest airfares this week to Macau, Melbourne and Milan!

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When it comes to booking cheap flights, the sky's the limit with FlightCentre, the travel agency trusted by expats in Shanghai and around China. This week, beat the heat and fly to 18 incredible destinations, including Macau, Melbourne and Milan. Show More Summary

The Oscar Pistorius Case: How It All Began

In March 2013, TIME took a deep look at the origins of the Pistorius case

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