The lesson that Chinese netizens learnt from Jang Song Thaek’s execution

Alia | December 17th, 2013 - 5:21 am
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“To be in the king’s company is like living with a tiger.” Nothing provides a better example than North Korea that an authoritarian state won’t lead its people to prosperity.

Chinese general Luo Yuan’s battle on Weibo

Alia | February 24th, 2013 - 9:34 pm
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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.

North Korea released recommended hairstyles for its people

Alia | February 22nd, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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Men and women in North Korea are encouraged to choose from one of the 18 female hair styles and 10 male hair styles recommended by their government.

Chinese netizens call for their government to suspend aid to North Korea

Alia | February 14th, 2013 - 2:53 am
By @漫士-SIMON on Weibo

North Korea has sent the biggest firework tribute to the Chinese New Year – a nuclear test. In response, Chinese netizens started to question their government’s North Korea policy and called for suspension of aid.

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

Alia | December 20th, 2012 - 4:25 am
Pin die, a competition of family background

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.

North Korea on Sina Weibo,”Watch your mouth, Chinese netizens!”

Alia | March 10th, 2012 - 12:53 am
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An account called itself “North Korea Today” showed up on Sina Weibo on March 7 and attracted over 73,000 followers in just two days. It’s there for propaganda instead of socializing. And Chinese netizens welcome it with condemnation and ridicule.

New Sprite ad made fun of Kim Jong II got viral in China

Alia | March 17th, 2011 - 6:04 am
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The new Sprite ad set its background in North Korea’s military review ceremony, where Kim Jong II (seemingly) asks for a bottle of Sprite. And, of course, the bottle lights everybody up.