In pictures: Lives of kidney sellers in China, One kidney for 35k RMB

Alia | May 31st, 2012 - 4:17 am

Journalists Brother Shanmu and Cao Zongwen supported by the Tencent Charity Foundation went undercover as kidney sellers and disclosed lives in an underground kidney sales ring.

Scapegoat at a deadly car crash? A truth lost in Weibo

Alia | May 30th, 2012 - 12:36 am

A seemingly normal car accident spiked quite some outcry in China. The biggest mystery of the case is whether the guy who turned himself in to local police was the guy who was behind the wheel at the accident and whether local police has been helping to cover up for the real offender.

A Childhood in Trash Dump

Alia | May 29th, 2012 - 12:08 am

The city of Guangzhou has 100 thousand waste pickers working in the city dump. The children of these waste pickers were born and raised in trash heaps.

The one man who is serious about boycotting Mengniu

Alia | May 25th, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Wang XIaoshan, famous account on Sina Weibo, stood up against Mengniu, China’s leading dairy product brand deep in food safety scandals. Withe netizens’ help, he made a boycotting-Mengniu ad and had it played on LED billboards in several cities in China.

US to send back Confucius Institute teachers, Chinese netizens think it’s well deserved

Alia | May 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm

A new US government rule that may significantly impact the operations of the many Beijing-sponsored Confucius Institutes affiliated with US universities stirred up heated discussions on Sina Weibo about China and its promotion of soft power.

China, No country for trust

Alia | May 23rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm

We’re talking about trust among ordinary people in China. The crave for quick money, fame and power erodes people’s morality and most of them won’t hesitate to assume of the worst in other people.

Fake sugar daddies used to seek fame in China

Alia | May 22nd, 2012 - 6:41 pm

There are too many young girls who want to become famous, but not nearly enough sugar daddies.

Kai-Fu Lee: “What A Wonder404 World”

Alia | May 21st, 2012 - 4:33 am

Kai-Fu Lee, former head of Google China and a prominent figure of China’s internet sector, modified lyrics of What A Wonderful World to mock what it’s like to live in China right now.

US netizens on Chen Guangcheng’s arrival in NYC: “Why is he here?”

Alia | May 20th, 2012 - 4:51 am

When the world’s major media (except Chinese ones) and people on Weibo and Twitter are all celebrating the arrival of Chen GuangCheng, China’s blind activist, in New York City. Someone is clearly not happy.

China’s new graduates’ biggest regrets in college

Alia | May 18th, 2012 - 12:36 am

Chinese new graduates shared their biggest regrets in collage online.