China to slash import tariffs on cars

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DPRK receives list of S.Korean journalists to cover nuke test site dismantling

The DPRK has received the list of South Korean journalists on early Wednesday to cover the planned dismantling of its nuclear test site, Seoul's unification ministry said.

Divorce test creators hope to help couples 'redeem' their marriages

A civil affairs bureau in east China has recently released a "divorce paper" for couples who are ready to call it quits.
Chinese views

Divorce test offers timely moment for self-reflection and contemplation

The aforementioned test could, hopefully, remind the couple that the sweet moments they have been so yearning for are nothing but the mundane trifles they have shared.
Chinese views

Divorce test spurs self-reflection, contemplation

We live in an age when governments are working overtime to raise efficiency, but in the matter of divorce a bit of red tape or delay can be welcome. 
Foreign views

Cryptocurrencies: old allure of new money

Practically no one, outside of computer science departments, can explain how cryptocurrencies work. That mystery creates an aura of exclusivity...

Paralympic athlete of Chinese origin comes back home

Chinese-American athlete Scout Bassett has some advice for the disabled in Shanghai: Fulfill your potential and don't let others define who you are.

China to allow 11 non-state firms to import crude oil

China's Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday published the names of 11 private refineries with a plan to allow them to directly import crude oil.

Couriers join hands to save boy after 6th floor fall

A group of couriers in east China joined hands to save a boy who fell from the sixth floor of a residential building on May 22.

China founds alliance to protect sea turtles

A national sea turtle protection alliance was officially established in Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, on Wednesday.

China to launch another 11 BeiDou-3 satellites in 2018

China will launch another 11 BeiDou-3 satellites by the end of 2018, adding to its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. 

Fire engulfs factory in Shanghai, casualties unknown

A fire broke out in a factory in Fengxian District of Shanghai on Wednesday afternoon, with casualties unknown. 
Art & Culture

"Barbecue collage" artist Xue Song dares to try

In the early 1990s, experimental artist Xue Song would never have thought his day would come. At that time, most Chinese people's tastes stopped at realism or impressionism. 
Art & Culture

Lorenz Helbling: ShanghART's strength is to find good talents

Lorenz Helbling came to Shanghai in 1985 to study Chinese history and film. It was an era when the "new wave" art movement was stirring, but he didn't take much notice.
Art & Culture

Ink-wash artist Wu Yiming: Every experimental practice leads to a lonely path

Shanghai-born Wu Yiming was one of the pioneers in changing conventional thinking about ink-wash and pushing its boundaries.
Art & Culture

Art tales from the underground (1995 to 2000)

This column will examine the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades, giving an insight into its development.
Art & Culture

Uli Sigg, one of the first generation of Western collectors

Uli Sigg, one of the leading owners of the world's largest and most important collection of Chinese contemporary art, was among the first generation of Western collectors.

China to have the most game developers globally within 3 years: Epic Games

China is expected to surpass the United States to become the world's No. 1 region in game development "within the next two or three years," Epic Games said today in Shanghai.

Ex-S.Korean President Lee Myung-bak appears at first trial over corruption charges

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday appeared at the first trial over corruption charges, including bribery and embezzlement.
Art & Culture

Photo exhibition exploring existence of a city and its people

Entitled "Regards Croisés," the exhibition features works of urban buildings and architecture taken by Frenchman Patrice Loubon and Shanghai artist Liu Gang.