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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

last monthChina / 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...

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

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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 monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

4 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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'

5 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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

Watch: What Does the Panda Say? (Ylvis's The Fox parody)

5 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We all know pandas are unbelievably cute, but have you wondered what they sound like? After Ylvis's The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) took the world by storm this past September, a parody set in China featuring the giant panda has been released [ more › ]

Mo Lulu just breastfed some guy who paid her 100,000 yuan

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Mo Lulu, high-class sophisticate known for her mooncake sex-parties and car-show antics, has apparently let some guy publicly suck milk from her breasts for 100,000 yuan. Great. [ more › ]

Photos: Woman threatens a driver with a hand axe after dispute on road

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman in Changchun, Jilin province, who we can only assume went stir-crazy after sitting in heavy traffic for an extended period of time, pulled out a hand axe on another driver after his car nearly collided into hers. Looks like somebody's got a case of the Mondays! [ more › ]

'Green Belt' that protects Beijing from sandstorms shrinking

7 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After 40 years of service of protecting Beijing and Tianjin from sandstorms, the Hebei green belt is shrinking as its poplar trees die off, China View reports. [ more › ]

Timelapse traveller extraordinaire Christoph Rehage is back with 'The Longest Way 2.0'

8 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Photographer Christoph Rehage likes to walk. In 2008, he trekked 4,500 kilometres from Beijing to Urumqi, creating an incredible timelapse video which saw him go from clean-cut German to bearded mountain man. Rehage recently released a new video of his 865 kilometre 'summer stroll' from Urumqi to Khorgas, filmed between 2010 and 2012. [ more › ]

Watch: China's little Paris

8 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We all know the Chinese love foreign architecture, whether it be U.S. capitals or English villages. The latest photos and videos to hit the net show Tiandu, China's own version of Paris which was started in 2007. Vimeo user caspar stracke offers us an eerie glimpse of what the local media calls a ghost town. [ more › ]

Woman's five ex-boyfriends accompany her to get an abortion

9 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a story that seems more appropriate for an American TV talk show, a woman called her five ex-boyfriends to meet her at a local hospital to dutifully assist her during her abortion, according to Netease. [ more › ]

Watch: Fading Lives, short film about disappearing old Shanghai

10 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai-based filmmakers Tiny Carousel (previously) bring us this portrait of a small historical quarter of China's largest city that threatens to be consumed by Shanghai's non-stop development. [ more › ]

Watch: 'This is Shanghai' may just be the best timelapse of China's best city

10 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shot by Rob Whitworth and JT Singh for Thrilling Cities, 'This is Shanghai' is "a roller coaster ride seamlessly weaving between the iconic, sparkling and mismatched buildings of the financial district travelling by boat and taxi touring...Show More Summary

Laowai tries to haggle with 50 year old prostitute, loses $20,000

10 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After a heavy night of drinking, an unidentified foreigner picked up a prostitute outside a bar in Guangzhou. After haggling for a while with the 50 year old woman, the two cut a deald for 500 yuan and were seen leaving together in a taxi and checking into a nearby hotel. [ more › ]

Watch: 'We Live in Xi'an' is the gold standard of silly laowai videos

11 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

'We Live in Xi'an', a parody/cover of Dead Prez's 'Hip Hop' by Matt Sheehan and Matt Allen, is a fantastic example of how to do comedy videos well, and will heretofore be the bar by which we judge 'funny' laowai videos. [ more › ]

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