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Guangzhou hawker held after 8 people poisoned by spiced duck necks

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A hawker was held by police in Guangzhou after the spiced duck necks he sold caused mild poisoning in seven customers and led to another customer being hospitalized in critical condition, reported Information Times. [ more › ]

Look: Mass foot-washing ceremony sets another world record

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

There are very few things certain to happen each day: the sun will rise, there will be fighting in the Middle East, and China will somehow figure out a way add to its list of silly world records. On Saturday, more than 10,000 people in Jiangxi did their part by getting their feet washed. [ more › ]

Three sentenced to death over Kunming train station attack

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced three people to death for their part in masterminding the Kunming Train Station attack in March that killed 31 and injured 141, according to Xinhua. Another suspect was sentenced to life for taking part in the massacre. [ more › ]

Chinese train ticket sales hit record highs as National Day holiday nears

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

If you're taking the train for Golden Week, brace yourself. The China Railway Corporation (CRC) reports that train ticket sales hit record highs last Friday, with a whopping 9.69 million tickets sold. [ more › ]

New Beijing hiring standard requires 5 years' experience for foreign teachers

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing has tightened regulations for foreigners working in the city and now requires teachers to have five years of relevant experience. [ more › ]

Murderous rampage in Jiangxi village leaves 3 dead

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A villager in Jiangxi Province went on a mad killing spree on Saturday, killing three and injuring 11. [ more › ]

China's highest, most terrifying see-through walkway constructed in Hebei

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A transparent skywalk is currently under construction on the side of a mountain cliff 1,900 meters above sea level in Baoding, Hebei province. Upon its completion, the 95-meter-long glass suspended walkway will be the longest, widest, highest and therefore most frightening of its kind in China. [ more › ]

Study: Nearly half of wealthy Chinese plan to move abroad in five years

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A new Barclays survey shows that nearly half of the high net-worth Chinese individuals polled plan to jump ship to another country within the next five years. [ more › ]

Thousands march in protest of proposed garbage incineration plant in southern China

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Thousands of Chinese residents took to the streets this past weekend to protest a proposed garbage incinerator in Boluo County, Guangdong. 24 protestors were detained on Saturday. [ more › ]

Shaanxi man flooded with calls after prankster posts his number online as corruption investigator

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A clothing entrepreneur in Shaanxi province says he received hundreds of calls and text messages from citizens after his phone number was posted online with a message identifying him as a member of the central government's anti-corruption investigation team. [ more › ]

LOOK: Farmer builds aviation museum in Hebei village

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Hebei farmer in his sixties who's been collecting aviation-related items and occupying an area of over 6,000 square meters for 30 years became a big shot in his local village when he decided to use the space to open up his own aviation museum, China Youth Daily reports. [ more › ]

Chongqing unveils China's first mobile phone-only sidewalk aimed at smartphone addicts

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Smartphone addicts who never look up have been relegated to a special sidewalk lane in Chongqing, where China's first mobile phone-only sidewalk was recently installed in a bid to cut down on accidents. [ more › ]

Yangzhou university students design tiny, fully functional 4-sq-m home

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Could you comfortably live in just 4 sq. m. of space? Students at Yangzhou University say yes, and have designed and constructed a fully functional tiny house prototype that includes a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and storage space. [ more › ]

Chinese suspect arrested over international diamond heist

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 46-year-old man from China accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds across almost 10 different countries was arrested in Switzerland during another robbery attempt, CRIEnglish reports. [ more › ]

LOOK: Massive hotpot appears at Zhengzhou's Food Festival

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 3.15-meter-wide hotpot appeared at the opening of the third Food Festival in Zhengzhou city of Henan province this past Friday, attracting hundreds of passersby who lined up to try the sizzling food, Tencent News reports. [ more ›...

457 dead pangolins seized in Guangdong, 4 suspects arrested

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Not again! Guangdong police received a report this week about 457 dead pangolins, or scaly anteaters, that were found in Shijing Town. A total of four large fridges full of pangolin bodies were seized and four suspects were arrested, according to Tencent News. [ more › ]

Boy discharged from hospital after having 130 pellets removed from face

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The young boy who had nearly 130 pellets removed from his face following a shooting accident was discharged from Shanghai No. 9 People's Hospital yesterday, and he looked to be in pretty damn good shape considering, well, he had nearly 130 pellets removed from his face. [ more › ]

Zhengzhou elderly folk urge people to give up their seats to youngsters

In the wake of recent events that have called to question proper seat etiquette when it comes to young and old people on public transportation, three 80-year-old men in Zhengzhou, Henan province were recently seen taking a differentShow More Summary

Do locals in this Gansu province village have Roman lineage?

Liqian: where statues of Buddha stand side-by-side with bronzed Roman soldier figures. Legend has it that the townspeople of Zhezhailai in Gansu province are descendants of Roman legionnaires who lived in the ancient Chinese post of Liqian, bringing hoards of tourists to the rural town. [ more › ]

For the past 3 years this Xi'an man has been working out by rolling down stairs

A 51-year-old man has trained himself to roll down flights of stairs at Xi’an Changle Park as a way to work out and alleviate pressure. Dozens of morning strollers often take his exercise as a form of performance art, according to Oriental Daily. [ more › ]

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