China’s crackdown on online rumors looks increasingly like an act of a rumormonger calling, “Stop, rumormonger!”
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.
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.
“No matter how poor the motherland is, we will keep feeding you [Taiwan people] tea eggs.”
Many believe that China should thank Russia for being “a shield” that has prevented China from being a targeted “rival” of the West.
“Seeing how the missing Malaysian flight has been reported in the news confirms once again that China doesn’t have ‘news’, but only propaganda.”
“No one relates to the victims of the Kunming terrorist attack better than the people of Xinjing.”
“Thank God that violent clashes like the ones in Ukraine didn’t happen in China. No one wants to die for the ambitions of greedy politicians.”
“For these civil servants, a difficult life has nothing to do with survival. It’s only a matter of whether they can continue to abuse power.”
“These sex workers know much better of how to serve the people, and with much higher work ethics than our government officials.”