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.”
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.
What is the most effective way to express non-interest, cynicism and sarcasm on the Chinese Internet? The answer is: hehe (呵呵).
“The government will bail out you developers, but not us ordinary consumers.” Thus reads a viral response.
Keyboarders are quick and enthusiastic to criticize and fight all kinds of social injustice, inequality or wrongdoing…but only when it’s behind the screen.
Many Chinese netizens would rather believe the impossible than to believe their government. And that poses a bigger risk to Beijing than terrorist attacks or murderous cults.
Anti-China riots in Vietnam hit headlines around the world….except in China where state media have been surprisingly quiet about what’s happening.
“Back in 2008, many people hoped that the earthquake can shake some positive boosts of change and reform into China…but soon they realized that it was but a dream.”
“A Bite of China”, when looking back, may be the best “soft power” push by the Chinese government.
Temporary worker has almost become a synonym of “handy scapegoat” – whenever something bad happens, especially when the government is involved, it’s always the temporary workers’ fault.