Good morning, everyone. Here's a masterly little timelapse video shot by Joe Nafis from his 23rd-floor apartment window in Shanghai, with footage collected over two years. Now go do something inspirational today, people.
Youku user chenkai0104 uploaded this video of two men in a flat-out melee on Line 2 of the Shanghai Metro on Tuesday. These chaps show some real form! Check out the passengers laughing from the sideline, delighted to have front-row tickets for this bout. The two men pause for a rest at the 34-second mark as a referee steps in. And then, for all our benefit, the sparring resumes.
Described by Shanghai Daily as striking "sexy" poses around Hengshan Road in Shanghai, a young woman has been stripping for bar-goers late at night, for reasons unknown. Let the speculation begin about her motives:
Despite the hoopla around China's new free-trade zone that opened on Sunday, details are sparse on exactly how the promise of economic liberalization will help boost the economy.
The 11-square-mile area in Shanghai will purportedly become a testbed where interest rates will be set by markets, foreign firms can freely trade the yuan, and outside investors can put money into previously off-limit state sectors.
Tommy Patton is the latest foreigner to win praise for assisting strangers in need. A former firefighter in the US, according to Xinmin, he helped keep two injured passengers conscious after their car was crushed between trucks on the G1501 Expressway in Shanghai on Tuesday afternoon.