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Wine connoisseurs, rejoice: Shanghai Wine Week is back!

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This is a good week for all wine enthusiasts and friends of a classy dining experience: Shanghai Wine Week is back, and this time 50 of Shanghai's best Chinese and Western restaurants and 10 wine bars will be offering special three- and four-course set menus, with each course paired with a chosen wine. Show More Summary

'Women have been largely shut out of probably the biggest accumulation of wealth in human history': Interview with Leta Hong Fincher [Part 1]

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

I think a lot of my questions have to do with the disconnect between some patriarchal traditions and attitudes vs. things like employment equality and pay equality, because I think I had this unquestioned idea that, with greater employment equality or pay equality those traditional patriarchal norms would change. Show More Summary

Shanghai's upside-down house near completion

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The inexplicable 800,000 USD upside-down house being built in Shanghai's Jinshan district is almost done and will have a batch of of safety regulations to go along with it when it opens up for visitors. [ more › ]

Man survives after being impaled by tree trunk in car accident

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A truck driver somehow survived after being pierced through the body with a tree and pinned to his seat during a car collision in Kaifeng, Henan province. Oof. [ more › ]

Photos: The 11th Shanghai sex toy expo

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

               The 11th China International Adult Toys & Reproductive Health Exhibition took place this past weekend at the Shanghai International Exhibition Center and in case you missed the annual sexpo antics, we'll provide you with some pics of what went down. Or up. [ more › ]

Searchers believe MH370 black box batteries have died

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The search coordination centre involved with the hunt for MH370 and its black boxes said today that no new signals possibly related to the jet have been picked up since Tuesday, leading officials to believe that the battery life of the black boxes has expired. [ more › ]

Mainland tourist falls to his death in Hong Kong

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A tourist from Hubei province fell 11 meters to his death when he lost his balance on a railing in Ocean Park on Thursday. [ more › ]

Shanghai woman gets 3 years in prison for cutting of husband's penis

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A(nother) woman who cut off her husband's penis because she suspected that he was having an affair was sentenced to three years in prison by the Songiang District People's Court on Friday. [ more › ]

Photos: This man is a 'professional victim' who gets walloped for a living

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Forty-eight-year-old Xie Shui Ping holds down no ordinary, nine to five job: He is a "professional victim" who gets hit and beaten up for a living. Over the course of 13 years on the job, he has taken a total of 100,000 punches, according to china.com.cn. [ more › ]

Activists in Taiwan gather to support man who, um, hosted a train orgy

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwan's rights activists are really on-point this month?sticking it to the man and looking out for the little guy. You know, like the one facing a civil suit after he organized that sex party on a train in 2012. [ more › ]

Hospital wrongly removes patient's stomach after name mix-up

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The senior-aged patient in question, surnamed Chen, had originally gone to Yueqing People's Hospital to be examined after complaining about stomach pains, according to her son-in-law, Wang. [ more › ]

Overall shark fin trade into Hong Kong drops by 35%

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Earlier this week, we relayed news of a 90% drop in the Hong Kong to mainland shark fin trade. More good news for shark-lovers: A recent report from WWF-Hong Kong has further shown that the overall volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong dropped by 34.7 percent last year. [ more › ]

Wei Caiqi takes another spin at Shanghai Fashion Week

After breaking the world record for the longest spinning session when she swirled about for four hours at the annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala earlier this year, the notorious twirl queen We Caiqi made yet another notable public appearance during Shanghai Fashion Week, currently underway in the city. [ more › ]

Shanghai's getting old, senior population to pass 6 million by 2025

The number of senior citizens in Shanghai will rise to 6 million in 2025, according to Shanghai Daily, following a sharp upward trend that's set to continue over the next decade. [ more › ]

Woman kills 2 kindergarten students with poisoned pizza rolls

Police arrested a woman in Yunnan province who admitted to feeding kindergartners tainted pizza rolls, resulting in the death of two children. [ more › ]

Ruins of Unit 731 submitted to be on UNESCO World Heritage List

With the aim to protect the major historical remains of the Imperial Japanese Army's Unit 731 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Chinese authorities prepare the area for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Unit 731 was a biological...Show More Summary

Meet Alvin Jiang: Jiang Zemin's Grandson, and also quite possibly China's hottest name in private equity

In 2010, the 24-year-old Zhicheng "Alvin" Jiang—the grandson of former Chinese president and Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin—had just graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in economics, and was working in Goldman Sachs' private equity unit in Hong Kong. [ more › ]

Tourist flees after stabbing 2 Shanghai salesclerks over face cream dispute

Police are searching for a man who reportedly stabbed two department store employees on Nanjing Road in Shanghai's Huangpu district this morning following an argument about facial cream. [ more › ]

Shanghai and Beijing host two NBA preseason games in October: Nets vs. Kings

China will host two of the preseason games between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings in October 2014: on October 12 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on October 15 at the MasterCard Center in Beijing. [ more › ]

Alleged rumormonger Qin Zhihui stands trial in Beijing

Qin Zhihui stood trial today on charges of "rumor mongering" at the Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing after he was arrested last year for "fabricating and spreading online rumors", the topics of which ranged from Guo Meimei's Red Cross scandal to comments "defaming the image of Lei Feng", a cultural icon. [ more › ]

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