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.

“Weibo is for Paris, Wechat is for Hong Kong”

Alia | September 30th, 2014 - 1:33 am
Protest in HK

The unfolding events happening in Hong Kong right now officially mark the death of Weibo and the rise of Wechat as China’s most popular social media platform, for both friends’ updates and breaking news.

Hong Kong may find unexpected support from mainland netizens for its fight for democracy

Alia | September 3rd, 2014 - 9:47 pm

Mainland netizens may not speak with Hong Kong’s interest in their minds, but the quest for more political freedom is universal.

Hong Kong star Chapman To dared mainland netizens to boycott him, So they did

Alia | May 6th, 2014 - 12:30 am

“You despise us mainland people, and yet craze for our money. It’s my money and I don’t want my money to become your profit.”

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.

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.

A taste of Hong Kong’s rubber duck

Alia | June 3rd, 2013 - 1:07 am

Mainland Chinese netizens imaged what if Dutch artist’s rubber duck tours mainland China after Hong Kong, where, you know, duck appears in dishes more often than in rivers.

Chinese netizens split on who to blame for Hong Kong’s newly imposed baby powder purchase restriction

Alia | March 2nd, 2013 - 7:06 am
Announcement of the new law at Hong Kong custom

Whoever intends to take more than 2 cans of baby formula (1.8 kilograms) out of Hong Kong now face tough penalties of up to 2 years in prison and a fine of about $64,500. Many mainland netizens questioned the justice of the new law, but more are simply outrageous, at both Hong Kong government and Beijing.