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This Is Not Where You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel

Take a look at the photos below. You know this place, right? This is Thames Town. It's got quaint rowhouse-lined cobblestone streets... And...

5 Free Things To Do In Shanghai

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers act...

Shanghai Glass Museum Shines

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 28, 2011 at 3:30pm | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

A new museum has been opened as part of Shanghai's campaign to create 100 new museums in a decade. The Shanghai Glass Museum covers an impressive area...

Only-Child Syndrome: Li Tianbing at Contrasts Gallery

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

2010-09-08-litianbing.jpg "I missed having siblings in my childhood," Li Tianbing says of China's one child policy, "so I tried to make up for this in my painting."

Weekend Auto; Auto Racing Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us for The Car Nut Show and the World Racing Roundup.

Going to Philadelphia... With Shanghai on My Mind

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The upcoming World's Fair, while largely ignored in the West, has been attracting enormous attention in China. There, it's being pitched as a sequel not just to the World's Fairs of old but also to the 2008 Games.

World Bank predicts strong 2010 global economic growth | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Shoppers in Shanghai. Photo: Al Jazeera The World Bank released its annual economic report this week, predicting that the global economy will...

10 Giant Pandas Go On Display In Shanghai (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

10 Giant Pandas, one of the world's most endangered species, went on display in Shanghai today, a rare privilege even for China, which is the panda's ...

Reflecting on Pres. Obama's maiden voyage to the East | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Obama t-shirt at Shanghai bazaar. Photo: Flickr user Shazari Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia, Syria...

Evictees Call for Talks

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Shanghai's 2010 World Expo has forced many from their homes, advocates say. ...

Global markets gain as interest rates remain low | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

APInvestors chat as they check stock price at a private securities company in Shanghai, China.Asian stock markets rose today as investors took a s...

Overseas markets trade lower after one-day rally | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

APAn investor walks past a stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai China. Asian stock markets retreated today as China's w...

Overseas stocks gain on news of increase in China's exports | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

APInvestors chat in front of a stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China. World stock markets rose today as news of a...

Review: Hits and misses make up `NY, I Love You'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The title is "New York, I Love You," and it's a collection of shorts intended as one big love letter to the city and all the romance it has to offer.

The result is a curiously bland hodgepodge – not terribly evocative of such a famous place, and not all that inspiring in the connections it depicts.

Following 2007's "Paris Je T'Aime," this is the second in a planned series of "Cities of Love" films. Each features a group of eclectic directors and well-known actors coming together to concoct brief clips; Rio, Shanghai, Jerusalem and Mumbai are next.

Inherently with such a structure, you're going to have hits and misses. Not all the segments are going to work for every viewer. But whereas "Paris Je T'Aime" had a healthy number of hits, "New York, I Love You" is the unfortunate opposite.

The challenge presented to filmmakers was intriguing, too: Each of them had two days to shoot, then a week to edit. Each short had to take place in an identifiable New York neighborhood. And each had to involve some kind of love encounter.

World stocks fall amid stimulus withdrawal jitters

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea – Most Asian stock markets fell Thursday amid a big drop in oil prices and as investors worried that support measures for the fragile global economy will be withdrawn too quickly.

The declines came after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged at a regular meeting in Washington Wednesday, as widely expected, and said the pace of economic activity has "picked up" since its last meeting in August.

But the Fed also said it said it would again slow some of its purchases of mortgage-backed securities, which have been part of the extraordinary support the central bank has given the U.S. economy over the past year.

Investors have focused on when central bankers and governments will begin to unwind some of the measures they have taken to boost the global economy since the onset of the global financial crisis one year ago.

"I think people get scared when the central bankers talk about the withdrawal from the market," said Francis Lun, general manager at Fulbright Securities Ltd. in Hong Kong "I think investors got coddled by the government for too long."

Shanghai Planning Own "Wall Street bull": Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street may be down on its luck, but China's growing business hub, Shanghai, plans to install its own version of the Street's famed charging bull ...

In Focus: Chinese Woman Gives Birth to Septuplets, Has One Week To Choose

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SHANGHAI, CHINA—In the second such documented case ever, Jinan Huang, a 33-year-old Shanghai woman, gave birth to septuplets Monday.Jinan, who i...

New Orleans Mayor Quarantined In China: Ray Nagin And His Wife Were On Plane With Passenger Showing Flu-Like Symptoms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife have been quarantined in China after a passenger on their flight exhibited flu-like sympt...

Soros: China's Influence Will Grow Faster Than Most Expect

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Financier George Soros said on Sunday that China's global influence is set to grow faster than most people expect, with its isola...

Tough Love for Israel

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

Obama told the leaders of Hamas that they must recognize Israel's legitimacy as a precondition for peace. That's tough medicine for the Palestinians to swallow and even tougher for Netanyahu to believe.

Barbie Survives Recession: Store Opens In China, The First Of Its Kind (VIDEO)

Al Jazeera | Melissa Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China's economic resilience during the global downturn is attracting a growing number of American companies. One of them is the toymaker Mattel, make...

The Shot: Shanghai car tantrum

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A woman throws a tantrum in a car dealership. Find out if her male companion buys her the car. ...

With Six-core Chips, AMD Preps for Stimulus Money Fight | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

But while AMD was in Sunnyvale, California, announcing its aggressive chip roadmap, Justin Rattner, Intel Corp.'s chief technology officer, was in Was...

Full Show: April 21, 2009 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch the show from Tuesday, April 21: British homeowner aid, Sri Lanka, Shanghai car show, CITGO-owned island, North Korea, African poverty, Great W...

The U.S. and China: Three Win-Win Programs for Climate Change

Peggy Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peggy Liu

True collaboration takes place in the nuts-and-bolts of execution. It's time for the U.S. and China to collaborate in a meaningful way on investments critical to a healthy future.