As most of you will know, this week a devastating fire broke out in Jing’An district. We’ve had some pretty in-depth and detailed coverage of the story, and our latest post is a video that you will not find in any form of Chinese media. For more Shanghaiist coverage of the fire click here.
You may want to start appreciating the language faux pas around town from now on. A governmental team have decided to hit the streets to correct signs written in ‘Chinglish’. It seems that ‘Chinglish’ could soon be disappearing; along with Shanghainese.
We know that the internet in China isn’t, let’s say, great; what with the extreme censorship and China ‘stealing’ America’s net, but we can all rest in the knowledge that Chinese ‘tweets’ are getting out. Don’t believe us? Ask this woman, her ‘tweet’ has landed her in some hot water – she’s been sent to a labour camp!
It’s fair to say that Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize award has caused quite some controversy. This controversy, however, may have reached new levels; for the first time in history, the award may not be handed out.
Also this week; Sam’s club is on its way to Shanghai, China’s very own ‘dystopian‘ village are investing in their own air fleet, Delta are set restart their Shanghai-Atlanta flights and new regulations will prevent foreigners buying more than one property.