When herons visit KFC, dinosaurs go to shopping centres and people are forced to live with rotting pears in front of their houses, News Shopper’s reporters are always there.
A gender imbalance has created a “singles crisis” for Chinese men. That means there’s a growing demand for dating advice. But, as I found out, the tips on offer couldn’t be further removed from the sleazy tactics of Julien Blanc.
Well, not on social media anyway. The Hong Kong Occupy Central protest has triggered mainland China’s biggest ever crackdown on Weibo, the country’s version of Twitter.
The Shanghai-based boyfriend was willing to rent her out by the hour, day or month to get Apple’s latest handset. Thankfully he drew the line at offering “funny business” with her.
42 students and a head teacher were allegedly beaten up in Hunan when an army demonstration became violently chaotic. School attendees and social media have accused authorities of a cover-up.
Chinese fans flock to the replica café to eat “Ross cupcakes”, stroke a real-life smelly cat, and relax in a knock-off version of Joey and Chandler’s apartment next door.
A rare glimpse inside the secretive, dictator-led country at what is probably the world’s most mysterious city.
The annual video games expo in Shanghai is one of the biggest cosplay gatherings in the world. Look who showed up this year.
Pollution is one of the biggest problems facing China. From city-covering domes to ‘clean air’ bikes, numerous madcap solutions have been considered.
Doctors say the country’s dim view of mental health could leave people vulnerable to suicide over football results. All-night World Cup TV sessions have played their part too.
From the backstreet sheep penis restaurant to the cat café, Shanghai is full of oddball eateries.
It’s basically a shrine to Benedict Cumberbatch, who is absolutely massive in China.
I moved from London to Shanghai earlier this year and I’ve had to learn a hell of a lot fast.
Taobao is China’s biggest online retailer, and is one of the most-visited sites in the world. You can buy anything from fishing bait to dog clothes to sex toys to botox equipment there, with a product count of around 760 million. Here are the most insane things I came across.