Netizens reaction to Weibo comment halt (including those from Sohu Weibo who haven’t got any bans)

Alia | March 31st, 2012 - 10:05 pm

A sample of how Chinese netiznes from Sina Weibo, as well as Sohu Weibo, the only Twitter-like service in China that hasn’t received any government punishment, react to the comment ban effective yesterday on two of China’s most popular microblogging services.

How to still view Chinese netiznes’ comments when comment function is blocked on Weibo

Alia | March 31st, 2012 - 4:03 am

for whatever reason, the government chose to block comment, instead of re-tweet, to prevent the spread of rumors on Weibo, which is counter-intuitive, but leaves room for people’s voices still to be heard.

Tencent, king of tech copycat, released Chinese Draw Something

Alia | March 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm
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Tencent is fast, as always, to copy. The move is anything but a surprise given that most of Tencent’s products are copycats. The newest one on list is a Chinese version of Draw Something , the hottest app on earth right now. Tencent named the app “Guess Guess”.

Top 20 most affluent cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen not on list

Alia | March 30th, 2012 - 4:24 am
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Last week, China County Economic Research Bureau released the 2010 China County Relative Affluence Level Map which lays out the relative affluence level of each city in China. Neither Beijing nor Shanghai is on the list of China’s most affluent cities.

How much does it cost to die in China?

Alia | March 29th, 2012 - 6:08 pm
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Too much news on how much it takes to live in China, let’s see the price tag of death in China for a change.

Green tea grown on panda poop now available…for 20 grand per 50g ($3,000 for 1.7 ounces)

Alia | March 28th, 2012 - 10:46 pm
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Panda Ecological Tea, tea grown on panda poops, was officially released on March 27, 2012 in Chengdu for 20,000 yuan per 50g ($3,000 for 1.7 ounces). Its inventor has been growing tea trees with about 100 tons of panda poop since November, 2011.

Obama: “How are things going at home?” Hu: “Pretty good.”

Alia | March 28th, 2012 - 3:51 am

Several Chinese media, both online and offline, used the two-line conversation between Obama and Hu as the headline of what happened in Seoul yesterday. Chinese netiznes are having fun reading between the lines.

Hundreds of Sina Weibo avatars synchronized: How Anhui TV promotes their new TV show

Alia | March 26th, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Over 1000 Sina Weibo accounts affiliated with Anhui TV changed their avatars into the same picture to promote the channel’s new TV drama.

“Can I use dirty words?”: How Chinese people respond to recent gas price rise

Alia | March 26th, 2012 - 7:32 pm
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“Can I use dirty words? If not, I have no other comments to say.” Thus goes the response given by “Gas Price Brother” (coined by netizens) to a journalist who asked about his opinion on the recent gas price increase on street.

Teenage boy drowned for his girlfriend’s love test in Nanning, China

Alia | March 26th, 2012 - 6:28 pm

A real life “You jump. I jump” tragedy happened in Nanning, Gaungxi Province, China on Marth 23. Zhang, a local college boy, was drowned when rescuing his girlfriend who jumped into local Keli River just to give him a love test.