A picture is worth a thousand words…

Alia | April 23rd, 2013 - 10:57 pm
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Two pictures show very well how much trust the Chinese people have in their government when it comes to disaster relief donation.

Losing people’s trust, China Red Cross’ donation boxes are left empty (literally)

Alia | April 22nd, 2013 - 11:58 pm
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Calls for donation for Lushan 7.0 earthquake are everywhere, both online and offline. But China Red Cross, the government-run organization and the country’s biggest charity, is having a very hard time regaining people’s trust, or money.

An earthquake in a Weibo-powered China

Alia | April 21st, 2013 - 1:07 am
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Seven out of the 8 top trending topics currently on Weibo are about the earthquake in Ya’an. The very first one titled “7.0 earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan,” which keeps updating the latest news and casualty numbers in Sichuan, is generating more than 67 million chatters.

Earthquake donation from 4 years ago still in warehouse, Netizens raise eyebrows

Alia | March 19th, 2012 - 3:58 am
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4 years after 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, donations at the time are still in their original packages and stored in warehouses.

Perfect correlation between oil price increase in China and earthquakes around the world

Alia | April 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm
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A post of how effective dates of oil price increase in China are perfectly correlated with occurrences of earthquakes across the globe got viral online. Many netizens said that notices of oil price increase from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is the best earthquake prediction.

Hong Kong rabbit year fortune-telling book predicted Japan earthquake

Alia | March 18th, 2011 - 5:16 am
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A Chinese zodiac fortune-telling book of the rabbit year was said to predict the Japan earthquake. One page in the book said Japan will have an over 8-magnitude earthquake in the year of rabbit.

Japan, Hold on! Wait for PLA!

Alia | March 16th, 2011 - 2:47 pm
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Chinese microblogger on Sina Weibo Japan, please don’t be defeated by an earthquake. You can only lose in the hands of People’s Liberation Army, i.e., the Chinese army.

Polls about Chinese netizens’ reaction to Japan earthquake: what about AV and comic books now?

Alia | March 12th, 2011 - 4:02 am
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Polls at Kaixin001 and Sina Weibo give you a glimpse of Chinese netizens’ reaction to Japan earthquake. Most people are praying for Japan’s grief. And a lot are worrying about earthquake’s impact on the adult movie and the comics/cartoons industry.