All the top stories from the last seven days:
- We watched the Shanghai Red Cross blow $1,500 on lunch, then have the gall to claim their government budget is so big they can totally afford it.
- We saw the first Chinese historical figure ever to be beautified by the Roman Catholic church, the first step towards being canonized as a saint.
- We looked at pictures of a massive strike by Shanghai truck drivers over the rising cost of fuel. Rumor has it a protester was killed by police, sparking a showdown between strikers and authorities.
- We laughed at this picture, taken at the Shanghai Auto Show.
- We read the new cables released by Wikileaks concerning China, Iran, chemical warfare, and Caspian gas.
- We saw photos of the high-profile rescue of a truckload of 520 dogs on their way to slaughter outside Beijing.
- Food safety updates: Is that beef you’re eating, or is it really just beef-flavored pork?
- We watched a video of Chinese singer Li Na telling Chinese gay youths that “It gets better.”
- In celebration of spring, this week we introduced you to five of Shanghai’s bird and flower markets. You can see the reviews here, here, here, here, and here.