Patriotic post “You Are Nothing Without the Motherland” angers Chinese netizens

Alia | December 3rd, 2013 - 10:51 pm

“Governments come and go, but the motherland is still here after 5000 years. How about the Communist Part?”

CCTV interviewed Chinese on streets: “What is patriotism?”

Alia | October 8th, 2013 - 3:09 am

Faced with polluted air and water, tainted foods and power abuse from corrupt officials on a daily basis, most Chinese find it hard to put patriotism into action.

Provincial courts turn to social media to knock Beijing’s anti-rumor campaign

Alia | September 12th, 2013 - 4:55 am

Several recent posts on Weibo by legal organs revealed that tensions between China’s central government and its local ones are as manifest today as during historical times. Many netizens called the posts an act of “rebellion.”

What can some Guangxi kids’ trip to school tell about China’s governance problem?

Alia | September 11th, 2013 - 2:16 am

School kids at a southern Guangxi village were found to first raft then swim to school due to government non action. It is a typical case of what would happen when cover-up and prohibition have become a government’s best practices.

Qidong NIMBY protest that occupied the local government and stripped a mayor may mark a new era of grassroots activism in China

Alia | July 28th, 2012 - 6:55 am

The smile on the face of Qidong Mayor after protesters stripped off his clothes during a environmental protest made netizens gave applause to the government and called protesters to restrain. “China is where you stand. China is what you do. You are China. If you are bright, China won’t be dark.”

What Baidu Map can tell you about China

Alia | June 8th, 2012 - 2:14 am

After a few keyword searches, Baidu Map tells you what China is covered with.

Chinese government: From “cover it up,” “shut them up” to “actively respond”?

Alia | April 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 am

Weibo has increasingly grown into a platform for more rational interactions between the government and its people in China. Two recent news serve as good examples of how Weibo has made it possible for conscience citizens to get their voices heard.

Palace-like government buildings across China – Netizens’ reaction

Alia | March 20th, 2011 - 2:18 am

A series of pictures online exposed super luxurious government buildings across China, including those in poor and rural areas. Netizens responded with anger and condemnation of corruption.

Top news and vertical websites in China – 2010

Alia | March 8th, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Websites of the year, 2010, China by accumulated visitor volume.