Shanghai’s Giant Inflatable Pig

There’s been a lot of press recently about the 100m tall inflatable duck currently residing in Hong Kong’s harbour. Not to be outdone by its Southern neighbour, Shanghai has cheap oakleys now got its own giant inflatable, at least a Photoshopped one. The giant pink pig sitting off  Huangpu river is a reference to the thousands of dead pigs that were found floating downstream in April.


English Fail

It’s always fun when people make spelling errors on English signs but it’s rare to see a popular chain of convience stores mess up their own brand name. Look out for this Lawosn opening in the French Concession soon.

Photo credit: Liz Grabenstein

Calling all Shanghai Foodies





What is it?

At Dafoodreview, a large group of people gather together each week to taste and review Shanghai’s latest restaurants.

Why go?

It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, hang out with friends and try out new, delicious cuisine from all over the world.

How do I get involved?

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in taking part in, visit us at to find out where are next ‘Tasty Saturdays’ event is taking place!



Quake Appeal – Wednesday, March 30th

Shanghai Squared would like to lend it’s support to the victims of the recent Japan quake and tsunami. Please show your support by joining QUAKE APPEAL on Wednesday, March 20th. Details below.

On Friday, March 11, the 8.9 magnitude Tōhoku earthquake devastated the coast of Japan – the worst earthquake the country has experienced since 1923. The earthquake was so powerful that it triggered a destructive 10-meter high tsunami, which struck the country’s northeastern shores and washed away entire towns. The country is entering a dark period in time as the destruction caused by the natural disasters has taken the lives of over 9,000 people with many more still left missing.  The earthquake and the subsequent destruction have caused Japan to suffer upwards of $300 billion in damages, which will take many years for the country to rebuild.  As these tragedies unfold, we cannot afford to stand by and watch.

Three friends (Mindy Chen, Whitney Yang and Nina Kong) are taking action by organizing a benefit party to provide necessary emergency relief for Japan’s victims. Please join us for QUAKE APPEAL on Wednesday, March 30th- a casual evening filled with live music, raffle drawings and a live auction, all while enjoying a magnificent view of the Bund.  The evening’s proceeds from the entrance fees, drinks sales, raffle tickets and the live auction will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross with a target to meet 50,000 RMB.  Please join us for this special event as we put our hands and hearts together for Japan.




Mindy Chen, Whitney Yang and Nina Kong 这三个年轻人正在筹备一个慈善派对,希望可以为日本的受害者提供必要的紧急救援物资。3月30日周三晚上,欢迎加入我们的派对,届时有现场音乐演奏,抽奖环节和现场拍卖会,拍出惊喜大奖。当晚的所有收益,从入场费,饮料销售,抽奖券和现场拍卖的所得都将直接捐给日本红十字会,我们的目标是至少50,000元人民币。请加入我们的行列!在这个特殊的时刻,让我们与日本一起心手相连! 



China ends death penalty for 13 crimes

Budding Laura Crofts can breath easy as tomb robbery has officially been taken off the list of crimes punishible by death in China.

The BBC reports that:

China has removed 13 offences cheap oakleys from the list of 68 crimes punishable by death…They include tax fraud, the smuggling of cultural relics or precious metals, tomb robbing and stealing fossils.

However it’s not all good news:

It is impossible to say what impact it will have on the number of people given the death penalty each year here…China is thought to execute more people than the rest of the world put together.





Shanghai’s New One-Dog Policy


“AFTER a long and heated debate Ray Ban outlet online over pet dog raising, the city passed its canine-owning regulation this afternoon. The new code will take effect on May 15….Under the new regulation, people living in downtown areas and new urban centers such as Lingang and Jiading can only raise one dog per household. And they have to give away the additional ones to friends or relatives or adoption agencies, except for those already owning two or more licensed dogs.

A license is required for canine owners and dogs have to be vaccinated against rabies regularly and go through annual checks. One will be fined between 200 yuan (US$22) and 1,000 yuan or have the dog taken away for breaking the regulation.”


In other news, Disney will be releasing a new edition of 101 Dalmatians under the Chinese title of “Yi Ge Dalmatian”


First China, Now Russia in Airforce Blunder

From Shanghiist:

“Only a few weeks after CCTV was caught trying to pass off Top Gun scenes as military footage, Russia has been caught in a blunder of their own. In Ray Ban outlet preparation for Defenders of the Fatherland Day, hundreds of posters like the one above were printed and distributed throughout St. Petersburg sporting Occhiali Ray Ban outlet images of Russian military might. But instead of displaying Russian fighter jets alongside their tanks and ships, the plane pictured is the Chinese Chengdu J-10. Whoops!”

“Goldfish Whisperer” Causes Animal Rights Concern

Shanghaiist published a story today about a chinese magician who seemingly possessed the ability to control goldfish.

Dubbed “the Goldfish Whisperer”, his performance CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala saw him “moving them about a tank in single-file like they were his little fishy army”. This caused a stir amongst animal rights groups who are demanding to know the truth behind the magic.

Having watched the video it seems ray ban baratas obvious to me that the fish are fake and controlled by magnets. Notice that they gain forward momentum with little to no tail action.

What do you think? Phony fish or something to fuel PETA’s fire?

Leave your comments below.

Looking for love this Valentine’s day?

Well Shanghai Squared can’t provide that. BUT we can provide ¥20 off a drunken make out session at this Thursday’s special Drunken Dragon Valentine’s pub crawl.

Text your name plus the word “squared” to 15921614544 to receive a ¥20 discount off the ticket price.

Meet @ O’Malley’s at 9:15pm on Thursday

Is China Using “Top Gun” Clips For Air Force Footage?

So, this site definitely has a no-reposting policy, but that gets broken from time to time for truly exceptional material.

It would seem that China’s state television network, China Central Television, used clips from the classic Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” as “footage” from an air force training exercise conducted on January 23rd. Check it out



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