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Shanghai Building Collapses Intact

Construction worker killed trying to retrieve tools

(Newser) - A 13-story building under construction in Shanghai collapsed almost completely intact today, Reuters reports, killing a construction worker who entered the block of apartments to fetch his tools. The Chinese construction industry has been accused of dangerously shoddy work as the country rushes to build out its cities and infrastructure...

China Hosts 1st Gay Pride Fest
 China Hosts 1st Gay Pride Fest 

China Hosts 1st Gay Pride Fest

'Shanghai Pride' a success, though some events canceled by authorities

(Newser) - In a breakthrough for gay rights, China’s gay community came to Shanghai last week for the country’s first-ever pride festival, Global Post reports. The weeklong event featured panel discussions, film screenings, play performances, and a large party—but no parade. The fact that the government allowed the festival...

China Springs Nagin After Swine Flu Scare

Quarantine lifted, New Orleans mayor, wife leave Shanghai

(Newser) - Ray Nagin prepared to leave Shanghai today after four days in quarantine imposed after possible exposure to the swine flu virus. The New Orleans mayor, his wife, and a member of their security detail had been in a hotel-turned-clinic since learning that a fellow passenger on their flight from Newark...

Shanghai Puts New Orleans Mayor in Swine Flu Quarantine

Nagin, wife, staffer treated 'with courtesy'

(Newser) - Chinese officials are holding New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in quarantine with his wife and a staffer after a fellow plane passenger exhibited swine flu symptoms, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The three are "being treated with utmost courtesy" in Shanghai, where Nagin "is feeling well and...

Barbie Busts Out in Shanghai
 Barbie Busts Out in Shanghai 

Barbie Busts Out in Shanghai

Hit Shanghai megastore sells 'Barbie lifestyle' to adult women

(Newser) - Mattel is seeking to make up for slowing Barbie sales elsewhere with an aggressive push for Chinese consumers—and not just girls, reports the Washington Post. The company has opened a 6-story flagship store in Shanghai, offering a top-end clothing line and a luxury spa to appeal to professional women...

Disney Plans $3.5B Shanghai Park

$3.59B park could offer 50,000 jobs

(Newser) - Economic struggles around the globe aren’t stopping Disney’s plans to build a $3.59 billion theme park in China, the Wall Street Journal reports. After years of wrangling, the entertainment firm and Shanghai officials agreed this week to send a proposal to the Chinese government for what would...

Bomb Threat Forces Back China-Bound Plane

Japanese authorities believe threat to Air China is Olympics-related

(Newser) - A bomb threat emailed to Air China's Tokyo offices today forced a Shanghai-bound passenger jet to make an emergency return to Japan, reports AP. Four other flights were delayed. The email threatened to "bomb the aircraft" if fllghts were not suspended, according to a transport offical. "We suspect...

Disney Fever Sweeps Shanghai
 Disney Fever Sweeps Shanghai  

Disney Fever Sweeps Shanghai

Residents scooping up property, hoping for a payoff if city gets theme park

(Newser) - As rumors fly about Disney’s interest in building a theme park in Shanghai, residents are already taking action to profit from the project. They're adding on to their property and establishing false businesses, figuring they’ll be compensated for the loss of such holdings if Disney takes control of...

Karma? Stone Banned From Shanghai Fest

Organizers still fuming over star's quake gaffe

(Newser) - Sharon Stone has been declared persona non grata at this year's Shanghai International Film Festival, reports the AP. Organizers said they will not be inviting the star, who attended last year, because of outrage over her recent comments suggesting the Sichuan earthquake was caused by bad "karma" linked to...

Beijing Eases Limits on Wikipedia
Beijing Eases Limits on Wikipedia

Beijing Eases Limits on Wikipedia

But topics such as Tibet, Tiananmen remain off limits

(Newser) - Prodded by the International Olympic Committee, China has seemingly eased restrictions on the English-language version of Wikipedia, Reuters reports. But authorities continue to block access to articles related to sensitive topics such as Tibet and Tiananmen Square. Users in Shanghai and Beijing, the site of the summer Olympics, reported being...

Dubai Is the New Mecca for Theme Parks

Abu Dhabi, Shanghai also among locations planning impressive amusements

(Newser) - The big US amusement companies—Six Flags, Universal, SeaWorld, Warner Bros., MGM—have all seen the future, and it's in Dubai. That's where the world's largest playland—a sprawling $64-billion collection of theme parks, golf courses, museums and hotels—is going up, but it's only the most dramatic of projects...

In Veritas, Vino Wins Over Shanghai

Wine's popularity booms in China

(Newser) - The wine scene, long dormant in China, is booming in Shanghai, reports Portfolio. Chinese consumers were traditionally more passionate about spirits; if anything, only red wine was taken seriously. Not anymore: Shanghai's three premium-wine importers have multiplied to more than 100 since 1999, and wine bars abound. It's a trend...

Freeze of Century Grips China
Freeze of Century Grips China

Freeze of Century Grips China

Millions still still stranded in winter chaos

(Newser) - First it was the snow, now it's the cold wreaking continued havoc in China, leaving millions stranded and millions more without power in the coldest winter in a century. President Hu Jintao chaired an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss rescue efforts in the nation where scores have died, as desperate...

China Economy Adrift as Snow Keeps Falling

Inflation spirals as weather highlights precarious conditions

(Newser) - As more snow fell today across China, the unusual inclement weather continued to highlight how vulnerable the country's economy is to disruption. The snow has prevented deliveries of food and fuel—particularly coal—and dozens of factories remain closed. State television announced that the government would mount an "all-out...

After World Cup Dismissal, Hope to Fly Solo

Player banished from games; coach under fire for not playing her

(Newser) - The US women’s soccer team just suffered one of its worst World Cup losses, but all eyes are focused on the team’s outspoken player and embattled coach. Goalie Hope Solo was banished today after publicly criticizing the choice of veteran teammate Briana Scurry to replace her in the...

'Super Typhoon' Strikes China
'Super Typhoon' Strikes China

'Super Typhoon' Strikes China

Soldiers continue evacuation despite heavy rain

(Newser) - What China is calling a "super typhoon" struck its east coast today as huge waves pounded the shore and soldiers evacuated residents in heavy rain. Winds of up to 150 feet per second roared through Zhejiang province, whipping up the 36-foot-high waves and suspending ferry and boat services. Earlier...

1.8M Chinese Flee Typhoon
1.8M Chinese Flee Typhoon

1.8M Chinese Flee Typhoon

Typhoon Wipha could be worst in a decade

(Newser) - The Chinese government is evacuating 1.8 million people ahead of what is expected to be one of the most powerful typhoons to strike the mainland in years. Typhoon Wipha is bearing down on the densely populated coast  with wind gusts at 165 mph and waves up to 36 feet...

New Shanghai Art Fair Wows Critics, Dealers

Western traders are panicked, but in China the market's booming

(Newser) - Western art dealers are jittery about the coming month's fairs in London and Paris, but at Shanghai's first international contemporary art fair the mood was buy, buy, buy. The Telegraph traveled to ShContemporary, a fair that assembled galleries from Asia, Europe and the US. Censorship might reign in the People's...

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