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Look: Are these China's worst drivers?

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Be astounded by a collection of some of the most horrendous attempts at driving a car China has to offer. [ more › ]

Students in China perform bizarre daily eye exercises to stave off myopia

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Millions of Chinese students perform daily acupressure eye exercises in order to prevent nearsightedness, although little evidence exists to suggest the eye massaging is effective. [ more › ]

[DEALS] Two cases of Birra Moretti for the price of 1!

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This week's special offer: Buy one case of 24 Birra Moretti's for RMB295, and get another 24 free! [ more › ]

Pandas attempt to mate for first time, go at it for 40 minutes

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When the tags of an email attachment are "sex", "amateur" and "HD", it's probably best just to send it straight to the trash; but this is a photo slideshow you can (and are apparently encouraged to) open up at work. Yes, more images of panda baby-making. [ more › ]

Foreigner caught urinating on cab after dispute with driver

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's misbehaving and urinating laowai are at it again. This time the offense went down in Wuhan, Hubei province when a foreign male whipped it out and began peeing against the side of a taxi after he accused the driver of refusing to serve him. [ more › ]

Exiled Tibetan government calls for pressure on China over missing Panchen Lama

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A spokesperson for the Tibetan government-in-exile said it has appealed for its supporters to urge their own governments to pressure China into releasing the missing spiritual leader. [ more › ]

Shanghai police seize 3 million fake-brand condoms

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai authorities arrested nine people and confiscated an ungodly amount of counterfeit Jissbon and Durex brand condoms after breaking up a 12 million yuan manufacturing ring spread across seven provinces and cities. [ more › ]

Beijing basketball star Stephon Marbury now in stamp form

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Stephon Marbury, a former NBA star but also just a chill-ass guy who takes the subway like you or me, has already been immortalized in China in the form of a giant bronze statue. Now, he is making his stamp debut. [ more › ]

Shanghai unveils plans for aboveground metro line to pass through buildings

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Can't go over it, can't go under it, have to go through it. That seems to be the logic behind the unveiling of an ambitious new route planned for Shanghai Metro's line 17, which will pass right through a building. [ more › ]

Henan man fails to rob 3 Hong Kong banks, mistaken for April Fool's jokester

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man from Henan who tried and failed miserably to rob three banks in Hong Kong, ultimately being mistaken for an April Fool's joke, has appeared in court on charges of attempted robbery. [ more › ]

Green measures cutting pollution and costs in China's textile mills

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Every day seems to bring another in-your-face reminder of China's environmental issues. This month alone, a Shenzhen canal turned blood-red; the Beijing sky appeared as if doomsday had arrived; and 100kg of dead fish inexplicably rose to the surface of a Guangdong fish farm. Show More Summary

Unlicensed Guangdong driver tries to bribe family after running over toddler

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman was detained by police in Foshan city, Guangdong province after she hit and critically injured a toddler while driving without a license and then had the cojones to try and pay the child's family off so that she wouldn't get in trouble. [ more › ]

China ranked 8th on CPJ list of 10 most censored countries

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has made its way onto another top 10 list, albeit a particularly ignominious one that grades countries according to how effectively they attack the notion of free speech. [ more › ]

Look: Henan man's 'Chinese Dream' is a helicopter replica that can't fly

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A retired engineer in Zhengzhou, Henan province has spent the past five years building a replica of a helicopter. It can't fly, but damn it, it's going places. [ more › ]

Solar-powered plane completes 1,200km flight from Chongqing to Nanjing

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Solar Impulse 2, a fuel-free plane making a record-breaking round-the-world flight, landed safely in Nanjing last night after flying 1,190 kilometers across China from Chongqing yesterday. [ more › ]

100 crates of eggs overturn on highway as truck driver loses control

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A truck spun out of control around midnight on April 20 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, causing hundreds of crates of eggs to spill out onto the highway, forming a massive road omelette. [ more › ]

Look: Jilin farmer creates anti-riot device for police use

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's pioneering farmers make the craziest damn things. This time, the innovator in question is a 45-year-old farmer in Changchun, Jilin province who earned himself a national patent for an anti-riot gadget he lovingly crafted for police to subdue criminals and curb violence. [ more › ]

Boat 'trackers' return to Three Gorges with shirts but not pants

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After five years away, the boat "trackers" that once pulled barges up the rapids of the Three Gorges will make a come back next month, so that tourists can once again pay to be hauled along a Yangtze River tributary by mostly naked men. [ more › ]

Hebei school installs prison-like iron bars to prevent suicide attempts

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The days approaching the gaokao, the ultra-competitive college entrance exam, are arguably some of the most stressful of a young person's life in China, and students push themselves to the edge and beyond to secure a place in a good university. [ more › ]

Police car collides with Bentley in Shenzhen, driver of police car flees the scene on foot

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last night in Shenzhen, a police car reportedly crashed into a Bentley. When police arrived to investigate the crash, the two cars remained, but the driver of the police car was nowhere to be found. [ more › ]

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