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WATCH: Shex Tries McDonald's Imperial Menu For CNY

WATCH: Shex Tries McDonald's Imperial Menu For CNY

Every so often, multinational fast food giants roll out fusion specials to cater to the local palate. Some work ok, and
Jan. 26, 2017, 10:48 a.m. by Ben Cost
Man Cycles 500km In Wrong Direction While Trying To Get Home For CNY

Man Cycles 500km In Wrong Direction While Trying To Get Home For CNY

Biking across the country to get home for Chinese New Year is more common than you think as not everyone can afford or b
Jan. 26, 2017, 9:53 a.m. by Jordan Harris
China To Spend 1.15 Billion Yuan On Controlling The Weather

China To Spend 1.15 Billion Yuan On Controlling The Weather

China is planning to literally make it rain by spending 1.15 billion yuan on a precipitation-making project in its parch
Jan. 25, 2017, 6:04 p.m. by Jordan Harris
5 Must-Try Dishes From Northeast China

5 Must-Try Dishes From Northeast China

Dongbei, China's Northeastern region, has arguably some of the greatest dishes in China. They're a particularly big hit
Jan. 25, 2017, 3:39 p.m. by Jordan Harris
WATCH: Monstrous Firework Store Explosion in Hunan Kills 6

WATCH: Monstrous Firework Store Explosion in Hunan Kills 6

A firework store explosion in central China’s Hunan province has left six dead just days before the start of the Spring
Jan. 25, 2017, 2:11 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
5 'Chinese' Trump Trinkets To Get The Fam This CNY

5 'Chinese' Trump Trinkets To Get The Fam This CNY

We at Shanghai Expat generally like to steer clear of US politics, but Trump and China's relationship has become increas
Jan. 25, 2017, 12:06 p.m. by Ben Cost
China Completes World's Longest 'Bike Skyway' Because Of Course They Did

China Completes World's Longest 'Bike Skyway' Because Of Course They Did

In the upteenth example of China eating the West's lunch for us in the construction sector -- world's highest ring road,
Jan. 25, 2017, 10:15 a.m. by Ben Cost
We Dare You To Watch This CNY Propaganda Video Without Crying

We Dare You To Watch This CNY Propaganda Video Without Crying

This morning the Shanghai Communist Youth League released a tear-jerker of a video that looks at the lives of several yo
Jan. 24, 2017, 6:31 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
LOOK: The CNY Tournami Kicks Off With 3 Billion Projected Trips

LOOK: The CNY Tournami Kicks Off With 3 Billion Projected Trips

It's that time of year again... Experts predict that a staggering three billion trips will be made during Chunyun this y
Jan. 24, 2017, 4:08 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Hidden Gem: Lucky Zen

Hidden Gem: Lucky Zen

Once in a blue moon, even cretaceous carnivores like us enjoy channeling our inner herbivore. And when we do, we ch
Jan. 24, 2017, 2:17 p.m. by Ben Cost
China Steps Up War On Golf, Closes 111 Courses

China Steps Up War On Golf, Closes 111 Courses

Many countries are renowned for their unyielding stances on various practices: the US with their war on terrorism, Phili
Jan. 24, 2017, 1:26 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Wolf-Sized Otter Unearthed In Yunnan

Wolf-Sized Otter Unearthed In Yunnan

We've seen a lot of strange things exhumed in China, but an otter the size of a Saint Bernard might take the cake. Yes,
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:04 a.m. by Jordan Harris
How To Set Up A Representative Office In China

How To Set Up A Representative Office In China

A representative office is an office set up by a company in order to conduct non-profit making operations (for example m
Jan. 24, 2017, 9:26 a.m. by maxxelli
We Went to Shanghai’s New Kuma Cafe – It’s a Hilarious Death Trap

We Went to Shanghai’s New Kuma Cafe – It’s a Hilarious Death Trap

After holding a soft opening over the past week, Shanghai’s brand new Kumamon-themed cafe had its official grand opening
Jan. 23, 2017, 7:31 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
We're Doomed! China Begins Crackdown On VPNs

We're Doomed! China Begins Crackdown On VPNs

You might wanna start watching all those cat videos on a loop over the next few weeks; China plans to bolster their Grea
Jan. 23, 2017, 7:28 p.m. by Jordan Harris
4 Places To Get Gua Bao In Shanghai After Baoism Closes

4 Places To Get Gua Bao In Shanghai After Baoism Closes

  The world has been going crazy for gua bao, a Taiwanese pork burger offers a simple but hugely customizable
Jan. 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m. by Jordan Harris
China Sees 17-Year High For Number Of Births In 2016

China Sees 17-Year High For Number Of Births In 2016

It seems China's Two-Child Policy is taking effect. This year, China has recorded the highest number of births since 201
Jan. 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m. by Laura Calzone
Shanghai To Revamp Its List Of 7 Unsavory Public Behaviors For 2017

Shanghai To Revamp Its List Of 7 Unsavory Public Behaviors For 2017

Enough is enough. After 22 years of unruly behavior -- tourists peeing on statues at Disney, littering galore -- the Sha
Jan. 23, 2017, 2:06 p.m. by Ben Cost
Chinese Tour Agencies Refusing Tourists From 'Poor' Regions

Chinese Tour Agencies Refusing Tourists From 'Poor' Regions

Today in ridiculous elitism.....Several travel agencies have been refusing customers based on which area they hail from
Jan. 23, 2017, 10:54 a.m. by Jordan Harris
Shanghai’s Economy Growing Faster Than the Rest of China

Shanghai’s Economy Growing Faster Than the Rest of China

Shanghai’s local statistics bureau announced today that the city’s economy is growing slightly faster than the rest of t
Jan. 23, 2017, 12:34 a.m. by ShanghaiExpat