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Drug Giant's Secret to Success Is Bribery: Cops

China says it busts scheme by Glaxo, travel agencies to bribe doctors

(Newser) - China says it knows how a few Shanghai travel agencies were managing huge revenues without many bookings, and the explanation isn't pretty: They were involved in an extensive bribery scheme with executives from drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, authorities say. The firms are accused of teaming up to bribe doctors and...

Fearing Outbreak, Shanghai Slaughters 20K Birds

CDC researcher says agency 'fairly worried' about H7N9

(Newser) - With China scrambling to keep a lid on a budding H7N9 bird flu outbreak , authorities in Shanghai said they will close all its live poultry markets beginning tomorrow for the indefinite future, reports CNN . Some 20,000 birds have already been slaughtered at a market where traces of the bird...

China Scrambles to Track Mystery Bird Flu

New outbreaks as officials fear H7N9 may have mutated

(Newser) - Four more people in coastal China are hospitalized with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu, China announced yesterday. H7N9 has already killed two people and left a third in critical condition; the four new patients, aged 32 to 83, are also critically ill, the New York Times reports. Chinese...

Dead Pig Count Soars to 6K in Shanghai River

That river happens to supply city with 22% of its water

(Newser) - Shanghai's dead pig problem keeps getting worse. The count has jumped from 900 dead pigs four days ago to 5,913 as of yesterday, reports the AFP . And though the Huangpu River they've been fished from supplies the city with 22% of its water, officials continue to insist...

Nearly 3K Dead Pigs Pulled From River in China

2,813 carcasses have been retrieved

(Newser) - What sounded bad yesterday sounds a whole lot worse today. Chinese officials have fished hundreds more dead pigs out of a Shanghai river, with the number of adult and piglet carcasses retrieved surging from about 900 to 2,813 as of today. The government says the water hasn't been...

China Fishes 900 Dead Pigs From River

But nobody's really sure where they came from yet

(Newser) - Here's one thing you definitely don't want to find in your water source: 900 or so dead pigs. But that's exactly what Chinese officials have pulled out of a Shanghai river that serves as a city water source. But there's mystery added to the ick factor,...

Shark-Filled Aquarium Shatters on Shoppers

Officials blame aging materials for dramatic Shanghai accident

(Newser) - A 33.5-ton aquarium housing sharks, fish, and turtles burst in a Shanghai shopping mall last week, injuring 16 people as it sprayed shoppers with broken glass, water, and marine animals, reports the Telegraph . A video just now made available shows the tank rupture without warning, sending pieces of 6-inch-thick...

China Demands US Stop Tweeting About Its Air

They complain US standards unfair, and data may not be 'rigorous'

(Newser) - China isn't just happy censoring its own tweets anymore. China told foreign embassies today to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing. Only the Chinese government is authorized to...

Chinese Man Could Make a Bundle on

Domain could be work $12K

(Newser) - When Shanghai resident John Chen bought in 2009, he had no idea Mitt Romney would make it a household name . He's just a fan of America, and decided the domain name—his for just $100—was close enough. "For us, Amercia is so near to America,...

Shanghai Subway Collision Injures More Than 260

Public anger erupts over second train crash since July

(Newser) - More than 260 people were injured today when two subway trains collided in central Shanghai, a government official says. Most of the wounds were bruises and bone fractures, and none were critical, Reuters reports, but one passenger says that “blood was everywhere."

Shanghai Disney Under Way
 Shanghai Disney Under Way 

Shanghai Disney Under Way

CEO: It will be 'both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese'

(Newser) - After a long wait , Mickey’s new home in China is officially under construction. The iconic mouse joined Disney CEO Robert Iger and top Shanghai officials—as well as Goofy, Princess Jasmine, and other friends—for a groundbreaking ceremony today at the future site of Shanghai Disneyland, the Los Angeles ...

Shanghai High-Rise Inferno Kills 12

 Shanghai High-Rise 
 Inferno Kills 42 

Shanghai High-Rise Inferno Kills 42

Rescuers save more than 100 from 30-story apartment building

(Newser) - Flames spread through a 30-story Shanghai apartment building today, killing 42 and injuring more than 90, according to the latest reports. Sparked during a building renovation, the fire began on scaffolding before reaching the building. Some 100 people were reported rescued from the blaze, which raged through at least 10...

Shanghai Unleashing 'One Dog Policy'

No space for multiple dogs in city of 20M people, officials say

(Newser) - Residents of China's biggest city will soon be limited to one pooch as well as one child. Shanghai officials are finalizing a law that will ban households from owning more than one dog and require puppies to be given away to dogless households or to government adoption agencies before they...

Shanghai Signs Deal for $3.6B Disney Park

Deal marks one of China's biggest-ever foreign investments

(Newser) - Disney has moved a step closer to bringing the Magic Kingdom to Shanghai, which just closed the doors on a record-breaking world expo. The company and a firm backed by the city government have signed a $3.6 billion deal to build the theme park, a year to the day...

What It's Like to Be a Lesbian in Shanghai

Lalas find increasing, but still limited, acceptance

(Newser) - When Meredith and Celine stroll through Shanghai hand-in-hand, most people can't tell they're lesbians—straight Chinese women also hold hands when they walk. The couple say members of Shanghai's burgeoning lesbian community can spot them as lesbians—lalas as they're locally known—but they're still a long way from being...

China Bans Bob Dylan Concerts

Officials worried about 'protest' singer

(Newser) - It doesn't take a Chinese weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Government officials are quite clear: "Protester" Bob Dylan, 68, will not be allowed to perform concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, reports the Guardian . The singer, whose biggest protest days are far behind him, is now calling...

Shanghai Bans Wearing Pajamas in Public

City wants to curb trend before hosting World Expo

(Newser) - Shanghai wants to look its best when it hosts the 2010 World Expo in a few months, so it's spreading the word to residents: Pajamas are for inside the house. Concerned about the popular habit of wearing boldly colored PJs on city streets, officials have launched a public campaign to...

Big Cities Charged Up for Electric Cars

Demand high despite inconveniences in New York, Paris, Shanghai,

(Newser) - Big city drivers are chomping at the bit to buy an electric car, despite the significant inconveniences the initial models would be saddled with. A new report from consulting firm McKinsey found that demand in the three “megacities” it surveyed—New York, Paris, and Shanghai—was so high that...

You've Come a Long Way, Mr. Gay China

Pageant shows rapidly shifting attitudes to homosexuality

(Newser) - When the eight finalists of the first Mr. Gay China pageant strut the catwalk of a Beijing club this Friday, they'll be doing something that was once unthinkable in a country where gay sex was illegal until 1997 and homosexuality was classed as a mental illness until 2001. These days,...

Obama: I Don't Really Do Twitter

But the president wants the Chinese to be able to

(Newser) - If you’re one of Barack Obama’s 2.6 million Twitter followers, you’ve been suckered—the president says he’s never sent a tweet in his life. In a Q&A session in Shanghai, Obama was asked what he thought of China’s restriction of Twitter. “I...

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