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

Alia | April 22nd, 2014 - 7:23 pm

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

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

“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

Wechat met the inevitable censors yesterday when a number of public accounts known for liberal political views were reported to be deleted without forewarning.

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

Alia | March 2nd, 2014 - 6:44 am

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.

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

Alia | February 19th, 2014 - 3:54 am

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

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

Chinese rock star Cui Jian hailed for saying no to state meida’s 2014 lunar new year show

Alia | January 19th, 2014 - 12:38 am
Cover of Nothing to My Name

“To see Cui Jian to perform at the new year gala is like to hear that your first love has become a prostitute.”

Taiwan consumers consent to one-China policy to shop on Taobao

Alia | January 14th, 2014 - 5:46 am

Taobao, in the eyes of many Taiwan netizens, has successfully “penetrated Taiwan’s defense line” and will succeed at “re-uniting” Taiwan before the Communist Party.