This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

by Ned Kelly, 04 February 2020

Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's Man in China

"He was a bounder, but bounding is no sin in the sun."

by That's Shanghai, 03 February 2020

This Week in History: Birth of Wellington Koo, Dapper Diplomat

The first and only Chinese head of state to use a Western name.

by Ned Kelly, 27 January 2020

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 14 January 2020

This Week in History: China's First Post-Cultural Revolution Advert

The ad men follow on from the mad men.

by Ned Kelly, 06 January 2020

This Week in History: Down to the Countryside Movement

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 20 December 2019

This Week in History: Japanese Takeover of the International Settlement

An inside look at the Japanese takeover of Shanghai's International Settlement, which began on December 8, 1941.

by That's Shanghai, 06 December 2019

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