The tension between Hong Kong and mainland China is harder to contain than a toddler’s pee

Alia | April 22nd, 2014 - 7:23 pm
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A fierce fight between a mainland couple and several Hong Kong locals over a toddler urinating in a busy Hong Kong street has become the latest topic that took China’s social media by storm.

Slash fiction falls victim to China’s latest crackdown on online porn

Alia | April 16th, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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China’s is a country where it’s not a crime for a man to rape another man, but illegal for women to write about gay romance.

One country, Two systems, Two China Mobiles

Alia | April 3rd, 2014 - 2:55 am
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“China’s monopolistic telecom market is what turns us consumers into slaves.”

Chinese netizens call for boycott of Taiwan stars who voiced support for student protesters

Alia | March 23rd, 2014 - 11:37 pm
Standoff between police and protesters in Taiwan

While most Chinese netizens take an onlooker position at the on-going protests in Taiwan, they are much angrier at a few Taiwan stars who openly voiced support for protesters and publicly showed disparage of mainland audiences.

Sudden crackdown on political public accounts hits Wechat

Alia | March 13th, 2014 - 10:24 pm
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Wechat met the inevitable censors yesterday when a number of public accounts known for liberal political views were reported to be deleted without forewarning.

“Hello, beautiful!” says Chinese president Xi Jinping in official cartoon

Alia | March 10th, 2014 - 6:25 pm
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iFeng.com, website of Phoenix TV, a pro-Beijing TV broadcaster based in Hong Kong, featured a total of 6 comic strips of Xi Jingping: Uncle Xi’s Cartoon.

Chinese public condemn Kunming train station mass killing:“Nothing justifies killing”

Alia | March 2nd, 2014 - 6:44 am
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The attack will be a milestone event that marks a turning point of how ordinary Chinese people perceive situations in Xinjiang. The Kunming train station attack took away many people’s sympathy for the Uighurs.

Young Chinese man’s sweet life with his anime girlfriend went viral

Alia | February 21st, 2014 - 2:10 am
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Most of the posts on his Weibo pages consist of a picture of some real-life scene, in which a hand-drawn girl with specially designed outfits and gestures catered to each scene is photoshopped in.

CCTV host Chai Jing labeled a “traitor” for giving birth in the US

Alia | February 19th, 2014 - 3:54 am
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Giving birth in the US is the new original sin in China.

Chinese audience fall in love with a 400-year-old South Korean alien

Alia | February 18th, 2014 - 2:37 am
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South Korean’s new TV melodrama My Love From the Star, which tells the love story between an alien and a pop star, is reaching a new high of how popular a K-drama can be in China