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3 injured after plastic bag full of pilfered gas explodes in Henan

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Three people, including a young girl, were injured after a large plastic balloon containing stolen gas exploded in Puyang county, Henan province. [ more › ]

BREAKING: No Chinese players taken in NBA Draft, again

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The 2015 NBA Draft just wrapped up earlier this morning with 13 international prospects chosen among the 60 picks, including players from countries like Spain, Macedonia and Latvia, but none coming from the most important basketball market outside of the United States. [ more › ]

16.9 billion RMB in lottery funds were misused over the past 2 years

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Uh oh. The National Audit Office announced yesterday that 16.9 billion yuan in lottery funds from the state lottery program had been misused across 18 provinces between 2012 and 2014, appropriated mainly through embezzlement as well as the buying and building of offices and hotels. [ more › ]

Watch: The man who waged legal war against a Chinese 'gay conversion' clinic and won

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yanzi Peng, a gay rights activist and former "homosexual correction" therapy patient, has opened up about his controversial lawsuit against China's popular search engine Baidu and a gay conversion clinic in an Al Jazeera documentary. [ more › ]

China scraps plans for high-speed railway through Thailand, opts for mid-speed instead

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After announcing plans to build a high-speed railway through Thailand to much fanfare, China has decided to go for the medium-speed alternative to support cargo transport instead. [ more › ]

Just Say No! Jilin officials burn 170kg of illegal drugs in front of large crowd

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In order to raise awareness for the city's anti-drug campaign, officials in Jilin tried out a rather unorthodox method of drug disposal, setting fire to 170kg of confiscated narcotics in a large-scale public event on Wednesday. [ more › ]

China's stocks take a dive, suffer worst week since 2008

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's Shanghai Composite Index and 2,000 other stocks crashed, adding to the growing concerns over the country's stock market. [ more › ]

1 dead, 4 injured after sudden collapse at Shenzhen subway construction site

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

One person was left dead and four more injured when the construction site of Shenzhen Subway route no. 7 collapsed yesterday afternoon, forming a massive crater measuring 10 meters wide and 3 meters deep. [ more › ]

China to relocate Beijing government from city center to Tongzhou

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In an effort to reduce pollution and traffic congestion in the city's center, Beijing authorities are planning to move the municipal government, including tens of thousands of civil servants, to the eastern Tongzhou district. [ more...

Photography Friday: Zhou Haiying ???

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Being the “son of” does not necessarily bring one’s fame. This is the case of the Shanghai-born photographer Zhou Haiying (1929-2011), who was the son of the illustrious Chinese writer Lu Xun but who astonishingly remained for a long time unknown. Show More Summary

Lady dismantles ATM with bare hands to retrieve swallowed card

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We've seen people smash, burn and, somewhat less effectively, pour Coke on ATMs in an attempt to get their eaten cards out of the machine. Yesterday afternoon, however, a woman at Changchun Railway Station managed to take an ATM apart with her bare hands hoping to get her bank card back. Show More Summary

Female student filmed having sex in Hong Kong street pleads guilty

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A mainland woman pleaded guilty in court yesterday after she and another student were caught on camera having sex in a busy Hong Kong street two months ago, Apple Daily reports. [ more › ]

Contaminated drinking water found in 14 Cathay Pacific airplanes

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Cathay Pacific Airlines warned passengers not to brush their teeth using the washroom faucet after the bacterial level of water in 14 of their airplanes was found to have exceeded standards, affecting 10 percent of the airline's fleet. [ more › ]

Weekendist, June 26 - 28: Dúo Cassadó, Liar Game, ShPTF and FLYIMPROV: Colours and Gospel

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

Driver swerves to avoid dog on highway, causing 320,000 RMB in damages

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A large transport truck was overturned on a Sichuan province highway after the driver slammed the brakes and swerved to avoid hitting a dog. [ more › ]

[HOLIDAYS] Discover Yangshuo, Xi'an, Sanya and more

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ready for a summer getaway, but not sure where to go? This week, discover China's natural wonders, with fantastic flight deals for popular destinations like Yangshuo, Maldives, Xian or Sanya, or, any of these other amazing travel destinations. [ more › ]

Olympic star Liu Xiang confirms divorce with actress Ge Tian, ending 9-month marriage

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang took to Weibo this afternoon to announce that he and his wife Ge Tian are calling it quits, confirming rumors that had long been floating around the web. Their short-lived marriage lasted only nine months. [ more › ]

School dropout beats up 12-year-old student who refused to pay 'protection fee', causing ruptured spleen

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 12-year-old student in Shenzhen suffered a ruptured spleen after he was reportedly beaten up by three pupils because he refused to pay a "protection fee". [ more › ]

Guangxi man stabbed to death outside preschool before 3-year-old son kidnapped

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man was stabbed to death yesterday outside of a kindergarten in Guilin, Guangxi, according to reports from Xinhua and China News. Immediately after, the attacker ran off with the victim's three-year-old son. [ more › ]

Look: Jilin nightclub performer lights firecrackers in his pants

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In case you didn't think Chinese nightclubs were showy enough, here's some pictures of a performer at a club in Jilin throwing lit firecrackers in his pants. [ more › ]

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