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Guizhou man detained for selling 3-month-old twin daughters for 100,000RMB

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 42-year-old man from Guizhou has been detained on suspicion of "trafficking women and children" after he sold his infant twin daughters to two families for 10,000 yuan. [ more › ]

'Seed-snacking competition' held at university in Henan

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A class of students at Shangqiu University in Henan province recently participated a "seed-snacking competition" organised by their teacher, bound to help them get ahead in today's competitive job market. [ more › ]

Air pollution in Beijing reaches crazy high levels, AQI hits 895

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

As of midday today, air pollution in Beijing has hit outrageously high levels, with the air quality index (AQI) hitting 895. [ more › ]

Advert for Chinese tech company compares Apple to Hitler

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a bizarre move to create publicity ahead of a smartphone launch, LeTV puts out a cartoon showing Hitler dressed up with an Apple logo in place of a swastika. [ more › ]

Zoo keeper killed by tiger after cage door left open

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yesterday morning, a Weibo user broke the news of a gruesome accident involving a tiger and a zoo keeper in Yichun city, Jiangxi province. [ more › ]

Tonight: Get ready for a celebration of funk and future beats @ FUNKSION

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Tonight, Verse@illity Entertainment will be hocking the mothership down loogie-like at Factory 54 as DJs Verse@ille, B.O, & Press Play will be dropping nothing but the filthiest funk and funk-derived beats, accompanied by Jericho (live graffiti) & Wink (live saxophone). [ more › ]

While nobody was watching, Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore on Tuesday, a day after the death of the city-state's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, to pay his respects and to offer his condolences to the Lee family, it has emerged. [ more ›...

Surprise: Chinese mother-in-laws show favoritism towards son-in-laws who make more money

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Mother-in-laws in China get along better with their son-in-laws, and show special favoritism towards those who make more money, as revealed by a survey on Chinese marriages from consulting firm Horizon. [ more › ]

Watch: Author explains meaning of Chinese saying 'The Ugly Wife Is A Treasure At Home'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Melissa Schneider, a relationship expert and author of The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Home: True Stories of Love and Marriage in Communist China, explains the age-old saying which offers a good deal of insight into China's marriage culture. [ more › ]

Photography Friday: Nadine Stijns

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

What is left to migrant workers in a society in which consumption and possession are primary? This is the kind of question Nadine Stijns (born in 1977 in Geleen, Netherlands) asked to herself. As a keen observer of Chinese society, Nadine...Show More Summary

Look: 79-year-old model outshines all others at China Fashion Week

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Actor Wang Deshun, 79, walked the runway during China Fashion Week in Beijing on Wednesday looking remarkably better than many of the younger models with whom he shared the stage. [ more › ]

Watch: Amazing 9-year-old Fujian boy can solve Rubik's Cube blindfolded and with feet!

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A nine-year-old boy from Xiamen, Fujian province has become an online sensation after showing off his incredible ability to solve a Rubik's Cube using his FEET on a reality show program on March 22. [ more › ]

Shanghai Waldorf Astoria off the hook in food poisoning case

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Waldorf Astoria has been cleared of allegations that it poisoned at least 45 guests at a recent wedding banquet after importing illegal Kobe beef from Japan. [ more › ]

Couple in Shanghai claim they only spend 20,000 RMB per year

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An unemployed couple living in Shanghai claiming to have only spent 20,000 yuan total in 2014 have left many netizens wondering if their described frugal lifestyle is worth not working. [ more › ]

Chengdu woman seeking counterfeit bills tricked into paying 40,000 RMB for 'ghost money'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province who'd forked out 400,000 yuan for what she believed was 1.6 million yuan in high-quality counterfeit bills had no choice but to turn herself in to authorities after discovering that she'd actually been given stacks upon stacks of "ghost money". The three swindlers who scammed the woman were detained by police on March 10. [ more › ]

Beijing doctor saves American woman who collapsed at California Sea World

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A doctor from Beijing has been applauded online after saving an American woman who suffered sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed at a Sea World park in San Diego, California. [ more › ]

Watch: Chinese army trainee saved by instructor after dropping live grenade

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A butter-fingered army recruit was fortunate enough to walk away with only a scratch after a live grenade slipped out of his hand during military training in Guangzhou. [ more › ]

Alibaba closes 26 Taobao accounts for bribing staff members

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Alibaba, announced this past Tuesday that it had shut down the accounts of 26 sellers on Taobao who were found to have bribed Alibaba staff in exchange for favors, Phoenix News reports. [ more › ]

Adorable and rare Ili pika photographed in China for first time two decades

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The impossibly cute critter above is an Ili pika, a tiny and incredibly rare rabbit-like mammal which can only be spotted in China. The Ili pika was first discovered in the Tian Shan Mountains of Xinjiang in 1983 and has hardly ever been seen since. Researcher believe that less than 1,000 exist in the wild today. [ more › ]

Weekendist, Mar 27 - 29

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

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