Once upon a time, the Communist Party of China fought for democracy

Alia | October 14th, 2014 - 5:04 pm
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The Communist Part of China was once itself a fighter for democracy. Talking about someone who has become what he hates? That’s exactly the case with CPC.

Who owns Hong Kong?

Alia | October 1st, 2014 - 7:24 pm
APTOPIX Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Many Chinese mainlanders think about protesters in Hong Kong as a groups of unappreciative whiners who complain too much while already enjoying many privileges.

“Weibo is for Paris, Wechat is for Hong Kong”

Alia | September 30th, 2014 - 1:33 am
Protest in HK

The unfolding events happening in Hong Kong right now officially mark the death of Weibo and the rise of Wechat as China’s most popular social media platform, for both friends’ updates and breaking news.

The fall of a media titan

Alia | September 28th, 2014 - 10:03 pm
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“The golden age of liberal media in China is over.”

Could China’s anti-Japan propaganda hurt Alibaba’s image at home?

Alia | September 9th, 2014 - 2:05 am
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The realization that the biggest shareholder of their “national hero” is a Japanese company left many feel cheated. “Shall we boycott Alibaba?” Many netizens asked.

Hong Kong may find unexpected support from mainland netizens for its fight for democracy

Alia | September 3rd, 2014 - 9:47 pm
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Mainland netizens may not speak with Hong Kong’s interest in their minds, but the quest for more political freedom is universal.

The story of two movies: Tiny times on the continent

Alia | July 30th, 2014 - 4:44 am
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The coming-of-age stories of the post-80s generation is a story of modern China. Han and Guo, as the faces of this generation, are two telling examples of this generation is likely to shape their country in years to come.

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 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.”