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China shuts down mobile phone service to Xinjiang residents using VPNs to jump over Great Firewall

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In the Chinese government's latest move to tighten even further its strict electronic surveillance in Xinjiang, mobile services are now being shut down for residents who use software that allows them to circumvent Internet filters or those who have downloaded foreign messaging apps. [ more › ]

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou tells workers to stop smoking, they tell him that it's 'none of your fucking business'

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Even if you work for one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers with more than 1 million fellow employees, it always pays to know what your big boss looks like, just in case you ever happen to bump into him. [ more › ]

China hopes that the Czech Republic can help it get good at hockey before the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics only seven years away, time is running out for China to get good at winter sports. [ more › ]

LOOK: Chongqing hospital holds a pregnant mother belly painting competition

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

To encourage expectant mothers to have fun with their bulging bellies, a hospital in Chongqing held a special competition on Sunday in which husbands used their wives' round stomachs as a canvas to paint some works of art. [ more › ...

Meet Zhou Qunfei, the world's richest female self-made billionaire

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

She owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong, and has a reported net worth of $7.8 billion, although it was only back in March of this year, when her company was first listed on the stock market that Ms Zhou rose to international prominence. She still maintains a low profile, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. [ more › ]

Chinese police reportedly used flamethrowers to flush out militants hiding in cave in Xinjiang

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After throwing in flash grenades and tear gas without effect, Chinese police reportedly used flamethrowers to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in western Xinjiang, according to the military's top newspaper, in a graphic account of the latest operation in Beijing's elevated hunt for what they call "foreign-led extremists." [ more › ]

Jack Ma in 'advanced' talks to expand his empire even further by buying a stake in the SCMP

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

E-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in "advanced" private discussions to invest in Hong Kong-based SCMP Group Ltd, which publishes the 112 year old English-language newspaper South China Morning Post, at one time the most profitable broadsheet in the world. [ more › ]

LOOK: PLA soldiers train at minus 30 degrees Celsius in the snow, ice of northern Heilongjiang

It's been snowing across northern China lately, and that means fun in the snow for the lucky Chinese troops stationed in the arctic wilds of the Great Xing'an Mountains in Heillongjiang. [ more › ]

Say hello to the Pepsi Phone! China's newest branded smartphone

So, apparently Pepsi is releasing a phone in China. It's called the Pepsi Phone. [ more › ]

Jeremy Lin says he wants to star in JJ Lin's next music video

Asian American NBA star Jeremy Lin appears to be looking to broaden his horizons, sharing his audition tape online to be cast in the lead role of Singaporean popstar JJ Lin's next music video. [ more › ]

LOOK: Gansu farmer spends 28,000 yuan to build his own airplane (but it doesn't really fly)

Aviation pioneer Chen Lianxue sits on top of his home in a Gansu village fiddling with an airplane of his very own design. The wings are 4.2 meters in length, the body is 10.5 meters long and 1.6 meters tall, it's a rustic steely color with a red star emblazoned on the tail, and it doesn't actually fly. [ more › ]

Bomb explodes at Japan's Yasukuni Shrine, Chinese netizens applaud

A bomb was set off in one of the restrooms at the Yasukuni Shrine earlier today and netizens couldn't be more giddy about it, taking to Weibo to express their gratitude towards the bomber and their bitter disappointment at the size of the explosion. [ more › ]

LOOK: Not so green wedding convoy featuring Rolls-Royce leading eight trucks rolls down Zhejiang highway

To celebrate their big day over the weekend, a Zhejiang couple decided to travel in style in a wedding convoy made of a Rolls-Royce followed by eight trucks. [ more › ]

Presumed dead daughter returns home after spending 10 years living inside internet cafes

After 10 years away from home, a 24-year-old woman finally returned home over the weekend to her parents' great surprise and relief. Turns out that their daughter hadn't really been literally dead all those years, just living inside various internet cafes. [ more › ]

'Umbrella Soldiers' score surprising victories, but pro-Beijing candidates dominate HK district council elections

In what many believed would be a referendum on the success of the movement, at least eight "Umbrella Soldiers," young candidates who were inspired by participating in last year's Umbrella Movement, won unexpected victories. [ more ›...

Taiwanese beauty queen kicked out of Miss Earth pageant after refusing to change 'Taiwan ROC' sash to 'Chinese Taipei'

Taiwan's representative at Miss Earth 2015 says she has been kicked out of the pageant for refusing to wear a sash that reads "Miss Chinese Taipei" instead of the "Miss Taiwan ROC" that she is now currently wearing. [ more › ]

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