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China says new US sanctions against Chinese companies won't help solve North Korean crisis

22 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"The US action will not help the solution of the problem as well as the mutual trust and cooperation with China," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing. "We urge the US side to stop this wrongdoing and correct it." [ more › ]

Typhoon Hato kills three in Macau, creates chaos in casino enclave

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

HONG KONG (AFP) - Typhoon Hato left three dead in the gambling hub of Macau Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong. [ more › ]

LOOK: 1,260 meter glass-bottomed water slide opens at Hebei scenic spot

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We're not exactly sure that the glass bottom will make a whole lot of difference to riders. [ more › ]

China-born academic Huang Jing loses appeal, must leave Singapore and never return

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The professor has been accused of being an "agent of influence" for a foreign government by Singaporean authorities, though they did not say of what foreign government. [ more › ]

Celebrate Qixi with your chérie at Epices & Foie Gras

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A four-course French dinner for two at Epices & Foie Gras. [ more › ]

Chinese state media says 'arrogant' US Navy is a danger to ships sailing in South China Sea

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In the wake of a tragic collision on Monday in the Strait of Malacca between a US Navy warship and a container vessel which has left 10 American sailors missing, Chinese state media has responded with a predictable lack of sympathy for its maritime rival, which it claims has behaved "arrogantly" and is becoming a danger to merchant vessels in the region. [ more › ]

Hong Kong raises highest storm warning as Typhoon Hato sweeps through city

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It was the first such alert in five years and only the third time the Typhoon 10 warning has been issued since 1997, when the former British colony was handed over to China. [ more › ]

US sanctions Chinese companies, individuals for helping to fund North Korean nuclear weapons

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. [ more › ]

At this matchmaking festival celebrated by Taiwan's largest indigenous group, women take their pick of eligible bachelors

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

HUALIEN (AFP) - As night falls on a square in the village of Matai'an, young women cast critical eyes over a dancing circle of men in embroidered skirts and feathered head dresses as part of an ancient match-making ritual. [ more › ...

China comes to Pakistan's defense after Trump slams country for harboring terrorists

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

BEIJING (AFP) - China on Tuesday defended its friend Pakistan against strong criticism by Donald Trump that the country is not doing enough to counter terrorism. [ more › ]

Chinese students raise ruckus after Sydney lecturer uses map showing disputed regions as Indian territory

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The lecture happened 18 months ago... in a class about information technology. [ more › ]

Character of the Day: ? (quán)

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Learn a character a day with Mandarin Blueprint right here at Shanghaiist! ? quán- complete, whole, entire We like to use Mnemonics to remember characters, and while visualisation doesn’t always relate to the original etymology of any...Show More Summary

Personal bodyguard app named after Ming Dynasty secret police coming soon to Qingdao

A developer for the company would not say if bodyguards will also be vetted for their height, attractiveness, and kung fu mastery, the characteristic attributes of the historic Jinyiwei. [ more › ]

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