Incredible before and after graphic shows the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan

The Wall Street Journal has produced a series of interactive before and after graphics showing the utter destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. An estimated 2,000...

by James Griffiths, 13 November 2013

Shenyang officials fight winter's chilly grasp by decorating trees with fake leaves

Spring never ends in Shenyang, Liaoning province. City officials had fake leaves attached to the naked autumnal trees as part of a winter beautification effort.

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

Bus driver caught on video using chopsticks to eat while driving

Passengers on a bus in Zhuji, Zhejiang province were shocked to see their driver calmly munching on rice from a bowl by his side while driving fully loaded bus.

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

Man gains almost 20 kilos in three months to become 'better match' for his fat wife

A Henan man reportedly gained nearly 20 kilograms (44 lb) in three months in order to become a 'better match' for his 130 kilogram (286 lb) bride.

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

Weibo has a massive crush on Sichuan's 'pretty lady' chengguan

A chengguan – urban management officer – in Ziyang, Sichuan province has attracted a great deal of attention online for being (a) female; and (b) easy on the eyes.

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

US-Chinese navies conduct joint search and rescue exercise near Hawaii (Photo)

[Recently published photos show US and Chinese naval officers conducting a maritime search and rescue exercise in the waters near Hawaii, the first such joint exercise in seven years....

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

Journalism is the loneliest profession, survey

A new report by matchmaking website Zhenai for Singles Day has found that a higher proportion of media professionals are single than any other occupation.

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

Singles Day shoppers spent $5 billion on Taobao and Tmall yesterday

Shoppers in China broke records yesterday taking advantage of massive discounts offered by online retailers for Singles Day (11/11).

by James Griffiths, 12 November 2013

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