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.

Lost and found bike of Japanese globe-trotting cyclist spurred anger among netizens: Same bike, different fate

Alia | February 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Lost bike of a Japanese cyclist who plans to cycle around the globe was found in Wu Han

When a Japanese cyclist’s bike stolen in Wu Han was found by local police in just one day, Chinese netizens reacted with anger and irony., questioning why foreigner received superior treatment.

The government donated oil to Japan and then increased gas price at home

Alia | April 7th, 2011 - 2:37 am
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Sina Weibo: “First, the government donated 20,000 tons of oil to Japan. Then it increased gas price at home. The people is paying for the government’s ’face’.”

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.

Iodinated milk tea in a cafe in China…radiation resistant!

Alia | March 18th, 2011 - 4:53 am
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Iodinated milk tea in a cafe in China…radiation resistant!

Salt panic buying prompts Taobao stores to start “salt with purchase” promotion

Alia | March 17th, 2011 - 6:36 am
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Salt panic buying prompts Taobao stores to start “salt with purchase” promotion

What is about this whole panic buying of iodinated salt!?

Alia | March 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm
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After seeing reports about people panic buying iodinated salt, I couldn’t help but think what if someone claim one day that Melamine milk and leather protein milk are effective in preventing harms done by radiation exposure. Will we rush for leather protein milk, too? Or dig out of all Melamine milk out?

Panic buying of iodinated salt in Ningpo, China

Alia | March 16th, 2011 - 4:50 pm
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People rush for iodinated salt for fear of radiation from Japan spreading to China coastal cities.

In fear of radiation and sea salt safety, coastal cities in China rush for iodinated salt

Alia | March 16th, 2011 - 4:30 pm
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Despite government efforts of clarifying the situation, rumors of Japan radiation spreading to China spread widely online. People at coastal cities in China start to panic buy iodinated salts.

China evacuating its citizens from northeast Japan

Alia | March 16th, 2011 - 3:03 pm
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China evacuating its citizens from northeast Japan