Alibaba V Chinese government: Dawn of anti-counterfeiting

Alia | January 28th, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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The Chinese consumers are backing Taobao in its war with the government.

13-year-old Chinese girl forced mom to abort second child

Alia | January 19th, 2015 - 7:54 pm
Cartoon by People's Daily

In many cultures, in rare cases would a child strongly oppose the idea of having siblings. But the issue is a very real one in China – resistant to a second child among families’ first child.

China’s Christmas village produces 60% of the world’s Christmas ornaments

Alia | December 24th, 2014 - 2:59 pm
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It’s red everywhere: red paints dripping on the floor, red color splashed on the wall, red dust in the air. This is China’s “Christmas village” in the southern town of Yiwu, Zhejiang province, thousands of miles away from the North Pole.

Chinese netizens reinvented red propaganda posters

Alia | December 3rd, 2014 - 9:51 pm
"Ladies, we are not available for dating"

The current meme of reinventing red propaganda posters is part of this sub-culture of retro arts.

China’s rising army of voluntary “5 mao”

Alia | November 17th, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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“We proactively do what professional 5 maos do, but out of our own will.”

In China, small potatoes corrupt big

Alia | November 12th, 2014 - 9:23 pm
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“Nothing is impossible in China when it comes to corruption.”

Prominent Weibo account with more than 7 million followers was sold for 50 yuan ($8)

Alia | October 30th, 2014 - 1:07 am
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“Weibo’s killer feature is worth no more than a pack of cigarettes.”

Will China’s “mass culture” make a left turn?

Alia | October 22nd, 2014 - 4:17 am
Zhou at the symposium with Xi at the background

The arrests of liberal scholars in recent months plus this boost to leftist authors take away many people’s confidence in Xi being a reformist.

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

Alia | October 14th, 2014 - 5:04 pm
Protest in HK now

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.