Many Chinese people, now more than ever, hold the belief that China is China because of its billions of individuals. And their takeaway from Li Na’s victory is that individuals can challenge the state, and that they don’t always lose.
Recent online attacks towards Taiwanese singer Deserts Chang and Hong Kong pop star Deric Wan are a perfect example of how Chinese netizens can easily swing between left and right when it comes to politics.
US Vice President Biden’s “China bashing” and potentially “in-your-face racist” commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania divides Chinese netizens overseas and back home, While Chinese students at UPenn demanded an apology, mainland netizens sided with Biden.
The Voice of China, the most popular talent show this year in China, disappointed many netizens with its grand finale where a singer won with the song “I Love You China”. Netizens accused the show of toadying up to the CCP.
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?