Chinese netizens turned their noses up at The Times’ description of the Chinese middle class

Alia | March 8th, 2013 - 4:21 am

The Times recently gave a try at deciphering the lifestyles of the Chinese middle class. But Chinese netizens, many of whom are either from middle class families or are part of the cohort themselves, don’t seem to agree. They think the Chinese middle class should live a much fancier life.

Chinese general Luo Yuan’s battle on Weibo

Alia | February 24th, 2013 - 9:34 pm
Luo's Weibo profile picture

On February 21, high-ranking Chinese military officer Luo Yuan, major general, opened a personal Weibo account. Instead of welcomes, Chinese netizens showered Luo with bitter questions and criticism. The peacetime general’s hope to win over public favor is crashed completely.

[Updated] Gangnam Style at China’s 2013 Spring Festival Gala? Chinese netizens: “No, thanks.”

Alia | November 26th, 2012 - 2:22 am

South Korean rapper Psy, whose global hit “Gangnam Style” just became the most-viewed YouTube video of all times, is rumored to be invited to perform at China Central TV’s 2013 Spring Festival Gala. But Chinese netizens are not welcoming the idea.

Seeing too much coverage on Sandy, Chinese netizens call CCTV a stooge of the US

Alia | October 31st, 2012 - 1:24 am

After being overwhelmed by CCTV’s coverage on Sandy, Chinese netizens called it “the conscience of the US” – that is the polite way of saying it. The impolite way is “CCTV is a stooge of the US.”

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

Alia | September 18th, 2012 - 3:23 am

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?

Who will be American’s next president? Chinese netizens have their answers

Alia | September 6th, 2012 - 4:32 am

Americans apart, there is probably no other group than the Chinese netizens who are more keen on discussing the coming US Presidential Election. At the end of the day, who would Chinese netizens vote for?

Beijing government booed by netizens for donation call

Alia | July 25th, 2012 - 4:28 am

Two days after the deadly rain, Beijing government issued a call for disaster relief donations. Chinese netizens’ reaction to the donation call can very well be summarized in two words, “f@ck off”.

The wrath of Chinese netizens: Journalist resigned for joking about China’s first woman astronaut

Alia | June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 am
Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut

Justice done or lack of freedom of speech?

Hu showed some love for his country at G20? Did he or did he not?

Alia | June 20th, 2012 - 12:19 am

An image of Chinese President Hu Jintao at a G20 group photo shooting scene touched the hearts of thousand of netizens. But did they give their hearts out too soon?

Wang Yang: “I read comments on Sina Weibo every day.” Chinese netizens not buying it

Alia | May 16th, 2012 - 3:45 pm
"I read Weibo comments every day." Picture from @传媒老王

Wang Yang, newly rweelected Party Secretary of Guangdong Province, said he read comments on Sina Weibo every day. Unfortunately, Chinese netizens are not buying into the pitch.