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Police discover brothel on Wuhan college campus

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A university in Wuhan, Hubei province came under investigation after it was reported that the school had been operating a brothel on campus that offered discounted prostitution services to its students. [ more › ]

Church collapse in rural Henan kills 2, injures 19

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two people were killed and another 19 injured after the wooden roof of a village church collapsed in Henan province on Sunday afternoon, authorities said yesterday. [ more › ]

Shanghai cabbie charged after dragging drunk guy for 100 meters

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A taxi driver in Shanghai who dragged a man behind his vehicle for up to 100 meters was handed a three-year suspended prison sentence by the Yangpu District People's Court yesterday after being found guilty of intentional injury. [ more › ]

Look: Shaolin monk runs on water, sorta

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ok, so technically he's not actually running on the water itself, but you got to hand it to Quanzhou Shaolin Temple monk Shi Liliang for the skills he showed off yesterday. [ more › ]

Photos of the Day: Horrible giant eel caught in Qingdao

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A preposterously large eel measuring 1.98 meters long and weighing 22.5 kilograms was put on sale at a seafood market in Qingdao, Shandong province today after being pulled in from the Yellow Sea this morning, local fisherman said. [ more › ]

Look: Lame zombies roam the streets of Changsha

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

As if we needed more reminding about how much Halloween sucks in China, a group of young people were photographed in Changsha on Friday in some rather mediocre "zombie" costumes. [ more › ]

Pregnant woman dragged out of house in the middle of the night in forced demolition

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a move that somehow makes forced evictions look even more heartless, a pregnant woman in Shaanxi Province was pulled from her bed and out of her home early Saturday morning, so that the family house could then be torn down. [ more › ]

WTA Finals commentator grilled after signing off 'from China' rather than Singapore

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Despite Kevin Skinner's apology via Twitter, angry comments are still rolling in from Singaporeans who were annoyed that the American sports commentator seemingly confused Singapore with China during Sunday's WTA singles final. [ more › ]

Look: Torture museum opens in Jiangsu to educate and frighten the masses

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just in time for Halloween, Huai'an city in Jiangsu has opened its very own imperial torture museum, devoted to showing all the best and most inventive methods of extreme discomfort that 5,000 glorious years of Chinese history has to offer. [ more › ]

'I'll just make less then': Actor Chow Yun-fat responds to alleged PRC ban for supporting HK protests

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When asked about being banned in mainland China after voicing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, actor Chow Yun-fat simply replied, "I"ll just make less then," according to social media reports. [ more › ]

Insane blaze engulfs 18-story building in Guangxi

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Amazingly, no casualties have been reported in this massive fire that completely devoured an 18-story building in Guilin, Guangxi. [ more › ]

Look: Bride and groom dangle from cliff for wedding photos in Zhejiang

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A rock climber in Jinhua, Zhejiang province took his soon-to-be bride up a cliff 20 meters above sea level for a pre-wedding photo shoot yesterday and the result is actually pretty goddamn neat. [ more › ]

People gather in Guangxi to find the most beautiful sweet potato

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Dozens of hopeful, young sweet potatoes came from throughout the land, but ultimately only one could come away with the crown and the title of "most beautiful" in a sweet potato beauty contest held in Guangxi province over the weekend. [ more › ]

Endangered animals seen on sale at China-Vietnam border

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A number of wild animals, many of which are endangered, were seen being sold in cages and sometimes butchered for food at Jiangcheng county in the Pu'er city of Yunnan province. [ more › ]

Cross-eyed man gets pummeled at KTV bar for giving drunk guy a 'funny look'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man took a heavy beating at a karaoke bar in Sichuan province after he'd apparently given another fella' a "funny look". [ more › ]

Father denies speculation over needles found in daughter

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The father of the baby girl in Shandong who was found to have 12 steel needles inserted into her body has spoken to reporters and denied online speculation that it was done by the family to ensure the outcome of their next child's sex. [ more › ]

Jiangsu bus driver hits, kills cyclist while checking cell phone

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A bus driver in Jiangsu province is facing criminal charges after his vehicle collided with a cyclist as he was looking down at his mobile phone while driving. [ more › ]

Man sues government for 3.3m yuan after being wrongly jailed for 16 years

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man from Zhuhai, Guangdong province who'd been released from prison last month after serving 16 years for a crime he hadn't committed is now suing the government for 3.3 million yuan in compensation. [ more › ]

TODAY: Free tickets to the Shanghai International Beer Fest at WKND @ URBN Hotel

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

WKND is back for a third Sunday with its all-day brunch.booze.chillout session at URBN Hotel from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, with free flow Vedett beer till the keg runs out! They're also giving out tickets to the Shanghai International Beer Fest (happening October 30 - November 2 at Wharf 1846). Show More Summary

University students lights fireworks as gesture of love, sets campus on fire

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Freshman year student from Liaoning Advertising Vocational College unintentionally ignited a huge fire near the university as he set off fireworks to declare his love to a female Sophomore year student, says NetEase. [ more › ]

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