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 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.”

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.”

The other Uighurs: The forgotten victims of violent ethnic unrest in China

Alia | March 6th, 2014 - 1:09 am
"I love Xinjiang"

“No one relates to the victims of the Kunming terrorist attack better than the people of Xinjing.”

Chinese netizens: “China doesn’t need a Ukraine-style revolution”

Alia | February 25th, 2014 - 7:12 pm

“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.”

Low-level cadres in China complain about a “difficult” new year amid corruption crackdown

Alia | February 13th, 2014 - 11:01 pm

“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.”

Why Chinese netizens are rooting for China’s sin city

Alia | February 11th, 2014 - 12:07 am
Sex workers line up with price tags

“These sex workers know much better of how to serve the people, and with much higher work ethics than our government officials.”