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After the Expo, here comes the grassroots' vengeance!

  • May 1, 2011
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Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.

Shanghaiist is owned by an American company (Gothamist LLC - no prize for figuring out where this leads!) which also operates other city blogs like BostonChicagoLASan Francisco and DC. Alternatively, if you are in Canada, check out Torontoist.

I enjoy Shanghaiist for its candor and humorous (aka naughty) way of presenting the news in the city. It doesn't cover as much political news as it does the entertainment and food picks of the city. Shanghaiist doesn't censor sensitive news as the Chinese media is often obliged to, mostly because it's possibly not hosted in China! Its editor is American and some of its writers are from Singapore and the surrounding regions.

It's latest stint? Reporting the Sperm Collecting Machine: Chinese Innovation at its best! Now, that's scandalous, you say? Not! It's for real... take a look!



If that's not queer enough for you, how about an automatic hairy crab vending machine?



Now, that's what I call interesting news coverage!!! 
Anything is possible & commercially viable in China! 
Watch out, America! You no longer dominates where innovation is concerned! ;-)
After the Expo, here comes the grassroots' vengeance! After the Expo, here comes the grassroots' vengeance! After the Expo, here comes the grassroots' vengeance!

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Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.      Shanghaiist is owned by an American company (Gothamist LLC - no prize for figuring out where this leads!) which also operates other city blogs like Boston, Chicago, LA, San Francisco and DC. Alternatively, if you are in Canada, check out Torontoist. …
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It's posting news but they feel less formal and hence more readable. I love the restaurants recommended as well. Great site!
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