Why government is the biggest online rumor mill in China

Alia | April 14th, 2014 - 3:32 am
Lanzhou people in line for clean water

China’s crackdown on online rumors looks increasingly like an act of a rumormonger calling, “Stop, rumormonger!”

China, a cunning bunny or a peaceful lion?

Alia | April 6th, 2014 - 3:13 am

Compared with the American eagle and the Russian bear who occasionally show off their muscles, China acts more like a timid and harmless rabbit on the international stage.

One country, Two systems, Two China Mobiles

Alia | April 3rd, 2014 - 2:55 am

“China’s monopolistic telecom market is what turns us consumers into slaves.”

One Chinese celebrity’s extramarital affair breaks social media record

Alia | March 31st, 2014 - 8:31 pm
Wen and girlfriend

This celebrity affair is literally the most viral story since the start of Weibo. It’s also a showdown by social media that traditional media need to reflect on their business models.

What a humble tea egg tells about the gap between mainland China and Taiwan?

Alia | March 25th, 2014 - 8:43 pm

“No matter how poor the motherland is, we will keep feeding you [Taiwan people] tea eggs.”

Chinese netizens call for boycott of Taiwan stars who voiced support for student protesters

Alia | March 23rd, 2014 - 11:37 pm
Standoff between police and protesters in Taiwan

While most Chinese netizens take an onlooker position at the on-going protests in Taiwan, they are much angrier at a few Taiwan stars who openly voiced support for protesters and publicly showed disparage of mainland audiences.

In the light of Crimea annexation, Chinese netizens are not sure whether to hale, fear or thank Russia

Alia | March 18th, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Many believe that China should thank Russia for being “a shield” that has prevented China from being a targeted “rival” of the West.

Chinese public question the missing voice of Chinese media in search of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Alia | March 16th, 2014 - 8:52 pm

“Seeing how the missing Malaysian flight has been reported in the news confirms once again that China doesn’t have ‘news’, but only propaganda.”

Sudden crackdown on political public accounts hits Wechat

Alia | March 13th, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Wechat met the inevitable censors yesterday when a number of public accounts known for liberal political views were reported to be deleted without forewarning.

“Hello, beautiful!” says Chinese president Xi Jinping in official cartoon

Alia | March 10th, 2014 - 6:25 pm

iFeng.com, website of Phoenix TV, a pro-Beijing TV broadcaster based in Hong Kong, featured a total of 6 comic strips of Xi Jingping: Uncle Xi’s Cartoon.