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China comes in 134th in worldwide most 'powerful' passports ranking

41 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Passport Index has released its Global Passport Power Rank for 2017. In first place, Germany, with visa-free or visa on arrival access to 158 countries around the world. In 134th place, China, with 57 countries. [ more › ]

Dozens of Tibet protesters detained during Xi Jinping's visit to Switzerland

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Wherever Chinese President Xi Jinping goes, protesters are quick to follow. [ more › ]

Steve Harvey issues pathetic apology for joking that no woman could possibly find Asian men attractive

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

“I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week. It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever.” [ more › ]

Japanese hotel chain refuses to remove books denying Nanjing Massacre following backlash from China

A Japanese hotel chain is facing a serious backlash from China after footage was published online showing that the hotel was carrying books denying the Nanjing Massacre. Books which were written by the chain's own CEO, and aren't going anywhere anytime soon. [ more › ]

Xi Jinping defends globalization, tells Davos there will be no winners in a trade war

"Pursuing protectionism is like locking yourself in a dark room, which would seem to escape the wind and rain, but also block out the sunshine and air. Waging a trade war will only cause injury and loss to both sides." [ more › ]

Greedy Shanghai Disneyland visitors snatch up Donald Duck's fake candy

"It doesn't matter if it's fake. If they were offering free feces, then there would still be some who would want a bite," commented one Weibo user. [ more › ]

Underground factories in Tianjin busted for churning out fake seasonings with banned ingredients

In the latest food safety scandal to shock and disgust Chinese consumers, an underground factory ring has been uncovered illicitly producing large amounts of fake branded seasoning products that could also be harmful to one's health. [ more › ]

Hebei official fired after calling Mao Zedong a 'devil' on Weibo

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

123 years after his death, Mao Zedong is still wreaking havoc on China's bureaucrats and professors. [ more › ]

Shanghai Disneyland welcomes 5.6 million visitors in first six months, is kind of a disappointment

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last year, between June 16th and December 31st, Shanghai Disneyland welcomed 5.6 million guests for an average of around 28,000 visitors per day. [ more › ]

China will bring the 'fear' to Taiwan if Trump continues questioning 'one China' policy, Global Times warns

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"For every bit of empty promise that the Taiwan's pro-independence forces get from the US, we will make them pay the price; for every bit of "good news" they get, they will feel multiple fear. The Chinese mainland is wise and strong enough to turn the "lifeline" of pro-independence forces into a rope to strangle them." [ more › ]

International graduates with master's degree no longer need work experience to work in China!

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Following recent measures targeted at cracking down on less-skilled laowai, including ranking expats based on their "talent" and banning non-native English teachers from teaching in some regions, we finally have good some news for foreigners looking to work in China. [ more › ]

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