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Hidden Gem: Nantai Costume Company

Hidden Gem: Nantai Costume Company

'Traditional' Chinese opera costumes in Shanghai are practically synonymous with those kitschy fake masks and clogs sold
Feb. 23, 2017, 11:33 p.m. by Ben Cost
Street Eat Of The Week: Shanghai Sweet Meat

Street Eat Of The Week: Shanghai Sweet Meat

Shanghai's street food scene is a jungle -- rapidly disappearing but still immense enough to overwhelm you. So as a serv
Feb. 23, 2017, 7:10 p.m. by Ben Cost
Ofo Bikes Sneakily Launch in Singapore and US, UK Coming Soon

Ofo Bikes Sneakily Launch in Singapore and US, UK Coming Soon

That’s right, while Mobike are busy trying to conquer the domestic market, Ofo is on a mission to conquer the world.Twi
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:53 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
Shanghai Named Asia's #1 City For Real Estate Investment

Shanghai Named Asia's #1 City For Real Estate Investment

Shanghai recently bumped off Tokyo to become Asia's most attractive city for property investment, according to real
Feb. 23, 2017, 4:39 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Chinese Fishermen Accidentally Capture and Kill Two Killer Whales

Chinese Fishermen Accidentally Capture and Kill Two Killer Whales

A port in Ningbo became a tourist spectacle on Sunday after a local fishing crew dropped off two killer whales they’d ac
Feb. 23, 2017, 3:38 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
Chinese Advert Slammed For Claiming Coconut Milk Can Enlarge Breasts

Chinese Advert Slammed For Claiming Coconut Milk Can Enlarge Breasts

An advertisement for a coconut milk drink has been making the rounds lately for claiming it can give you whiter skin, a
Feb. 23, 2017, 12:23 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Beijing Might Have Just Outlawed Dancing Aunties

Beijing Might Have Just Outlawed Dancing Aunties

Beijingers might no longer have to be woken up at 8am by an impromptu geriatric jazzercise session. As part of Beijing's
Feb. 23, 2017, 10:45 a.m. by Jordan Harris
Where To Find: Philly Cheesesteaks In Shanghai

Where To Find: Philly Cheesesteaks In Shanghai

 "Where To Find" is a weekly column where we track down hard-to-find items or services in the 'Hai. Have
Feb. 22, 2017, 5:23 p.m. by Jordan Harris
You Can Now Refill Your Shanghai Metro Cards At Family Mart

You Can Now Refill Your Shanghai Metro Cards At Family Mart

After Shanghai transport card top-up machines proved that automated doesn't always mean easier -- seriously, have you tr
Feb. 22, 2017, 4:35 p.m. by Ben Cost
Train Tickets to Experience 70% Price Hike in April

Train Tickets to Experience 70% Price Hike in April

Bad news for all you train lovers out there, the China Railway Corporation (CRC) has announced a price hike of up to 70%
Feb. 22, 2017, 3:40 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
Shanghai's 5 Most Overrated Attractions

Shanghai's 5 Most Overrated Attractions

We separate the wheat from the tourist traps. Enjoy. A Da Cong You Bing  It’s hard to screw up something that'
Feb. 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Only Two Shanghai Restaurants Make 'Asia's 50 Best' List For 2017

Only Two Shanghai Restaurants Make 'Asia's 50 Best' List For 2017

Despite the debut of the Michelin Guide last year, Shanghai's cuisine scene has faltered in the rankings with only two e
Feb. 22, 2017, 10:54 a.m. by Ben Cost
Shanghai Boasts The Second Highest Property Prices In China

Shanghai Boasts The Second Highest Property Prices In China

Throw out all notions of Shanghai as a haven for expats fleeing exorbitant real estate prices back home. The 'Hai boasts
Feb. 22, 2017, 9:13 a.m. by Ben Cost
Chinese Visitors To US May Have To Undergo 'Social Media' Checks

Chinese Visitors To US May Have To Undergo 'Social Media' Checks

The latest proposal from the Trump administration is to implement background checks on incoming Chinese visitors, requir
Feb. 21, 2017, 6:29 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Technotard: Old Guy Sells Stolen iPhone for ¥200 Because “It only had one button”

Technotard: Old Guy Sells Stolen iPhone for ¥200 Because “It only had one button”

A Nanjing man was arrested this weekend after stealing a teenager’s iPhone and selling it to a passer-by for ¥200.Accord
Feb. 21, 2017, 6:10 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
9 Chinese Alternatives To Popular Western Dishes

9 Chinese Alternatives To Popular Western Dishes

When in China, you should do as the locals do and sample as many of the plentiful dishes this country has to offer. Howe
Feb. 21, 2017, 5:16 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Sign Up For Shanghai Expat's Xiaolongbao Rolling Class

Sign Up For Shanghai Expat's Xiaolongbao Rolling Class

Tired of having to wait in interminable lines to eat at Shanghai's xiaolongbao depots? Learn how to craft your own at Sh
Feb. 21, 2017, 3:23 p.m. by Ben Cost
Desperate Father Fakes 'Terrorist Wanted' Poster To Find Missing Son

Desperate Father Fakes 'Terrorist Wanted' Poster To Find Missing Son

A Chengdu father proved that desperate times call for desperate measures when he forged police wanted posters with his s
Feb. 21, 2017, 2:58 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Why China's Railway Network Is Running Competitors Off The Tracks

Why China's Railway Network Is Running Competitors Off The Tracks

With over 121.000 of tracks, the Chinese railway system is the second largest railway network in the world after the US.
Feb. 21, 2017, 9:04 a.m. by maxxelli
6 Common Myths About The Chinese Airpocalypse

6 Common Myths About The Chinese Airpocalypse

Wondering how to escape the omnipresent Chinese airpocalypse, but don't know where to turn? Unfortunately, information s
Feb. 20, 2017, 6:57 p.m. by Ben Cost