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Rage of the Machine Night with Wasabi Bytes this Friday

7 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Retro-futuristic electronic music band Wasabi Bytes comes from Thailand to Shanghai for the first time, presenting their dystopian visions and new wave synths. They will be headlining “Rage of the Machine” night, the namesake of perhaps the group's biggest single. Show More Summary

Shanghai working woman opens Instagram account to document lucrative affair with her boss

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A young woman from Shanghai has provoked the wrath of netizens by sharing stories on Instagram of strategically sleeping with her boss, probably to the background tune of "I Fucked My Way Up to the Top" by Lana Del Rey. [ more › ]

Wang Sicong, son of China's richest man, blows 200,000 RMB in ONE night at a club

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Wang Sicong, the only son of China's newly-recrowned richest man Wang Jianlin, managed to drop a whopping 200,000 RMB on drinks and food this Halloween during one crazy night out in a club in Beijing's famous Sanlitun district. [ more › ]

LOOK: Hangzhou company has its office workers wear masks to work to relieve stress

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yesterday, managers at an office in Hangzhou organized quite a peculiar event that that could have been taken right out of a scene from "The Office." [ more › ]

Baidu partners with American start-up to make accessing foreign websites in China less awful

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese internet giant Baidu has partnered with a San Francisco start-up to create an expressway through China's troublesome Great Firewall. This means that logging on to certain foreign websites in China (and vice-versa) may soon be much less hellish. Hallelujah! [ more › ]

Jackie Chan now wants to work on an album with his son Jaycee

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The world's second highest-paid actor and sometimes Disney pop star Jackie Chan said he wants to collaborate with his son Jaycee on movie projects and even an album. [ more › ]

Get hyped! Beijing releases 10 songs promoting Winter Olympics bid, feat. Jackie Chan

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a move to spread Olympic and winter sport spirit across the country and to promote its own bid, Beijing's Olympic committee has released 10 tunes that are certain to be the songs of Winter 2022, highlighted by a performance by pop sensation and all-around Renaissance man Jackie Chan. [ more › ]

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

2 years 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 › ]

Chinese netizens react to Hillary Clinton's bid for US presidency, it's not pretty

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After Hillary Clinton finally announced on Sunday afternoon her decision to run for president in 2016, Chinese netizens wasted no time in flocking to Weibo to debate about her merits in their own nuanced and not terribly nice way. [ more › ]

Look: Sandstorm hits Gansu province, blankets city in unearthly haze

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The city of Dunhuang in China's Northwestern province of Gansu was blasted by a mighty sandstorm yesterday—and we don't just mean a blaring rendition of the iconic EDM anthem. [ more › ]

Watch: OK Go creates awesome commercial for Chinese furniture brand

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese home furniture brand Red Star Macalline called in the popular US band OK Go to produce this visual feast of a commercial for its store. The nearly two-minute-long advert is the brainchild of Damian Kulash, the band's lead singer and the creator of all of its music videos. Show More Summary

China's most terrible driver repeatedly hits other car while reversing

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We realize that we rather generously assign these "worst person ever" headlines to stories about the occasional incompetent human being, but after seeing video footage of this driver in Jiangsu who failed so miserably at backing his car out of a parking space, we believe he truly deserves the title given by netizens as "China's worst driver". [ more › ]

Giant duck entrance fees ruffling feathers in Shanghai

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Artist Florentijn Hofman's worst fear has come to life, his giant rubber duck creation is turning into a giant sell-out. During the duck's much ballyhooed residency in Shanghai's Century Park, park officials plan to quadruple the park's admission fee, according to Shanghai Daily [ more › ]

Watch: First video of UK consul-general's same-sex wedding in Beijing

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On September 6, the UK consul-general in Shanghai, Brian Davidson, made headlines when he married his same-sex American partner Scott Chang in Beijing. The first video containing footage of the wedding and solemnisation process is now on Youtube. [ more › ]

Taiwanese boy furiously stabs father who woke him up at 10am

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 15-year-old Taiwanese boy stabbed his father out of anger after he was woken from his slumber at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of June 18, Apple Daily reports. [ more › ]

Shenzhen model's 'Fan Bingbing nose job' goes horribly awry

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Shenzhen model went under the knife seeking a "Fan Bingbing nose" for a whopping 60,000 RMB in South Korea last month only to walk away with a botched operation and the need for specialized recovery surgery Apple Daily reports. [ more › ]

Fury online as video of laowai 'stealing' HK Girl goes viral

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over the weekend a duo of lovely American sexpats uploaded a video to YouTube of themselves "stealing" a local girl away from what appeared to be her boyfriend in Hong Kong's infamous Lan Kwai Fong bar district. Within a few short days...Show More Summary

Watch: TomoNews takes on the Bieber-Yasukuni Shrine fiasco

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It didn't take long for the lovely Taiwanese animators at TomoNews (formerly NMA) to give their input on Justin Bieber's recent Instagram photo op at the Yasukuni Shrine that led to the loss of a few million Chinese and South Koreans fans. Show More Summary

Panda cub Yuanzai proves she is still alive by doing adorable tree-things

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Recent pictures show the panda cub Yuanzai and her mom Tuan Tuan from China alive and well at the Taipei Zoo days after a poorly received April Fool's Day prank video by Next Media claimed the latter panda was going to be euthanized because of a parasite infection. [ more › ]

Watch: Man buys 120,000RMB car with one-yuan bills and coins

4 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A food wholesaler from Handan, Hebei province on Wednesday reportedly walked into a car dealership on Wednesday carrying nearly 120,000 RMB in one-yuan notes and coins to purchase his new ride, according to AppleDailyEnglish. [ more...

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