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.”

Rescued child labor in China hated to go back to starving home

Alia | January 9th, 2014 - 3:23 pm

“I didn’t want to go back home. In the factory, I was given rice and meat for meals. Back home, the only things we have are potatoes and corns.”

Why US ambassador to China Gary Locke resigns, according to Chinese netizens

Alia | November 21st, 2013 - 5:39 am

Locke is like a mirror, reflecting the true faces of officials in China. At the same time, he is a window, through which the Chinese people are given a chance to get a taste of the American way of being an official.

Chinese netizens strike back amid Internet crackdown

Alia | September 24th, 2013 - 1:38 am
Top county officials in meeting

As China’s Internet crackdown intensifies, netizens decided to fight back, not by pushing for more freedom of speech, but by mobilizing bottom-up anti-corruption investigations.

Trial live-broadcasting…with Chinese characteristics

Alia | August 22nd, 2013 - 4:24 am

Unprecedentedly, authorities said there will be live coverage for today’s trial of Bo Xilai, China’s fallen politician who is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power. And this is what it looks like to live-broadcast a trial in China.

Chinese netizens unhappy about Liu Zhiqun’s suspended death sentence

Alia | July 9th, 2013 - 1:40 am
Liu Zhijun in court

Chinese netizens wanted a straight death penalty for Liu, instead of the current suspended death sentence. One netizen commented: “The message to other corrupt officials is ‘Feel free to take as many bribes as possible. You won’t be sentenced to death.’”

Is the Chinese national male soccer team an epitome of today’s China as a country?

Alia | June 17th, 2013 - 3:04 am
The team and angry fans

That is the question many Chinese netizens asked after another humiliating defeat from the country’s national male soccer team.

A mysterious 17.2G sex tape of Guo Meimei and another PR nightmare for China Red Cross

Alia | April 26th, 2013 - 9:19 pm
Allegedly a screenshot of the sex tape

A rumored sex tape of Guo Meimei and a few China Red Cross officials went viral online, followed by China Red Cross’ withdraw of their decision to re-investigate Guo. Chinese netizens believed that China’s biggest charity body has chickened out.

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Alia | April 23rd, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Two pictures show very well how much trust the Chinese people have in their government when it comes to disaster relief donation.

Over half of Chinese officials have Weibophobia

Alia | February 24th, 2013 - 11:06 pm

A survey by People’s Forum among 2156 government officials across China showed that more than half of government officials in the country have Weibophobia.