What food safety? When in China, Do as the Chinese do

Alia | July 21st, 2014 - 10:25 pm
Full list of brands impacted by the scandal

“If KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King and Starbucks all have food safety issues in China, and only in China, then there must be something wrong with China.”

Wall propaganda 2.0: The new face of Chinese villages

Alia | July 16th, 2014 - 1:48 am
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Slogans exhorting the one-child policy have stuck on the walls of Chinese villages for decades before gradually fading away. In its place, China’s tech companies have painted a new future for rural China,

The “wisdom” of China’s corrupt

Alia | July 13th, 2014 - 7:13 pm
Rui

In China, hypocrisy always goes hand in hand with corruption.

The World Cup is hurting relationships in China

Alia | July 8th, 2014 - 9:35 pm
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“We are house-wives. We don’t want to be angry and dissatisfied World Cup-wives.”

Why China’s anti-graft war may eventually fail

Alia | July 2nd, 2014 - 8:17 pm
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Many people believe that the current sweeping anti-graft campaign will eventually hit a dead end: “Without reforming the political system, all anti-graft campaigns are but a redistribution of power.”

Microsoft’s chatbot Xiaobing, banned on Wechat, makes a viral comeback on Weibo

Alia | June 25th, 2014 - 7:46 pm
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Posting questions to Xiaobing by @ing her on Weibo has become a viral game. Chinese netizens seem to be very much amused by the way she speaks.

Chinese netizens question officials’ sincerity at self-criticism sessions

Alia | June 24th, 2014 - 2:56 am
Televised self-criticism

“As an ordinary citizen, I’d rather see officials have legal education sessions to learn about the country’s laws, rather than superficial criticism and self-criticism meetings.”

Chinese netizens on PM Li Keqiang’s visit to Britain: “History repeats itself.”

Alia | June 19th, 2014 - 10:48 pm
Li and the Queen

Many Chinese netizens called the visit “the work of the wheel of life”, with China, the once “humiliated” Middle Kingdom, and Britain, the once “sun never sets” empire, swapped their positions.

Shandong University students’ movie-inspired graduation photos are funny and gay

Alia | June 19th, 2014 - 3:37 am
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Posing after movie and TV show posters, students from Shandong University (SDU) put on a show for a wider audience.

Chinese netizens call Beijing’s recent crackdown on Google “a digital seal-off”

Alia | June 18th, 2014 - 8:04 pm
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Chinese netizens equal Beijing’s recent crackdown on Google with a digital seal-off policy, saying that the country is moving backwards.