Are Chinese netizens happy about Tokyo Olympics win?

Alia | September 9th, 2013 - 3:51 am
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As of now, many Chinese netizens seem to be happy about Japan’s win, only for a very different reason from the Japanese.

Clip of a Chinese heroine gang raped by Japanese soldiers during WWII went viral on the Chinese Internet

Alia | March 18th, 2013 - 3:34 am
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What really makes the video clip viral isn’t that a Chinese woman was gang raped by Japanese soldiers, but what happened after (or, to be more exact, during) the rape. It’s the kind of nationalism that even most Chinese find absurd and annoying.

700 million “Japanese soldiers” died in China in 2012

Alia | February 5th, 2013 - 5:21 am
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The year of 2012, probably due to the never-ending island dispute between China and Japan, has been a particularly fruitful year for TV dramas with anti-Japan themes. Some 700 million “Japanese soldiers” died at Hengdian World Studios last year. That’s enough corpses to circulate the earth 3 times.

Politics of dynasty: The one thing that China, North Korea, Japan and South Korean share in common

Alia | December 20th, 2012 - 4:25 am
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Political dynasties aren’t new in the history of East Asia, but this is probably the first time in modern history when these four countries all follow father-son/daughter leadership at the same time. The Chinese netizens call it an era of Pin Die, a competition of family background.

Sandy hit New York, Snow hit Beijing

Alia | November 5th, 2012 - 2:41 am
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This weekend, a once-52-years record snow storm hit Beijing. The whiteout on Saturday stuck over 1000 vehicles on highways for a whole nigh and killed 3 Japanese tourists stuck on the Great Wall.

Who would Chinese netizens send to the battlefield if China is going to war with Japan?

Alia | September 18th, 2012 - 3:23 am
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While many anti-Japan protesters are turning the streets in China into battlefields by tearing down every Japanese car or store in sight, some others are thinking about a more serious question – who should be sent to the front line should China declare war against Japan over Diaoyu Islands?

Weibo diplomacy: Japanese porn star outperformed Japanese embassy

Alia | September 15th, 2012 - 2:32 am
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While the Japanese embassy reminds silent on Weibo amid heated dispute between China and Japan over Diaoyu Islands, Japanese porn star Sora Aoi has made her efforts in easing the tension between the two countries.

Here is how China has been defending its rights over Diaoyu Islands

Alia | September 13th, 2012 - 2:20 am
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So far, China’s strategy to defend its sovereignty over Diaoyu Islands remains very peaceful. The 3-step strategy includes weather report, Photoshop and media lip service.

What if your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands?

Alia | August 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 am
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More telling than waves of anti-Japan protests and discussions of patriotism is a poll started on Sina Weibo. The question is “If your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands, which citizenship would you choose for her?”

To Patriots: Confession of a Patriot-used-to-be

Alia | May 12th, 2012 - 5:24 am
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A long post explaining the journey of how a patriot-used-to-be grows into a patriot-no-more got viral on Sina Weibo and stirred up heated debates about the need and the right way to be patriot in a country like China.