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

last monthChina / 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

last monthChina / 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 months 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 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

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

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

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

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...

Oh no. 'Get in My Car' is the latest viral hit from the makers of 'I Love Chinese Food'

You didn't ask for it but here it is: 'Get in My Car' is the most recent brainchild coming out of the studio that brought us 'Friday', 'It's Thanksgiving' and, of course, 'I love Chinese Food'. It's something. [ more › ]

Watch: Chinese tourists fight on Thailand plane, also Teletubbies

Last month fifteen Chinese tourists were kicked off a China Eastern flight in Phuket, Thailand, after a minor argument grew into a bloody brawl. This video, apparently of a different Thai-China flight that featured a bit of a bloodbath, is fairly intense to watch. Show More Summary

Watch: Visitors play giant ice piano at Ice Lantern Festival

For those of you who were never able to live out your childhood dream of playing on one of those giant floor pianos at a toy store, you can now live vicariously through these children at the Harbin Ice Lantern Festival who are probably having the time of their lives right now jumping around on this even cooler version made out of huge ice blocks. [ more › ]

Watch: This Star Wars Chinese New Year greeting

The official Star Wars Youtube account has extended a Lunar New Year greeting to everyone celebrating the holiday this week in a short and trustfully titled video 'May the Horse Be With You', likely stirring up for some disquieting images of Star Wars holiday specials past. [ more › ]

Hong Kong becomes 'World's Most Visited City' for travelers, sort of

The data are in and Hong Kong is victorious: based on 2012 travel patterns (apparently these studies take some time to compile) the HKSAR drew more visitors than any other city in the world. That that, Singapore (3rd) and Bangkok (4th place). [ more › ]

Watch: The Jiang Zemin 'Gangnam Style' mashup you've been waiting for

There is something oddly mystifying about Jiang Zemin (hint: it's probably the bitchin' glasses). The former leader has never looked better than in this super-weird Gangnam Style mashup, complete with psychedelic frogs and clips from angry media confrontations. [ more › ]

Watch: Amazing one-legged street artist in Chongqing recreates 'Mona Lisa'

A physically disabled street artist in Chongqing, known for his reproductions of famous artwork created with chalk and charcoal, attracts fascinated pedestrians as well as professional artists with his amazing sketches. Watch as he creates...Show More Summary

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