Could China’s anti-Japan propaganda hurt Alibaba’s image at home?

Alia | September 9th, 2014 - 2:05 am

The realization that the biggest shareholder of their “national hero” is a Japanese company left many feel cheated. “Shall we boycott Alibaba?” Many netizens asked.

China’s propaganda war over a bowl of muddy water noodles

Alia | August 6th, 2014 - 5:33 pm

China’s soldiers may still cook with unfiltered water in the field in 2014, but the Chinese people surely won’t accept “unfiltered” in-your-face propaganda any more.

Chinese public question the missing voice of Chinese media in search of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Alia | March 16th, 2014 - 8:52 pm

“Seeing how the missing Malaysian flight has been reported in the news confirms once again that China doesn’t have ‘news’, but only propaganda.”

Advocacy ads to promote the Chinese dream bring back memories of the Cultural Revolution

Alia | August 7th, 2013 - 9:14 pm

“Chinese dream” ads that use Cultural Revolution era slogans disgust netizens: “The so-called Chinese dream means nothing but to put all Chinese people into ‘brain-washing’ mode.”

Comparison between the Chinese dream and the American dream draws criticism online

Alia | June 12th, 2013 - 3:18 pm

A Chinese scholar’s essays on the differences and the similarities between the Chinese dream and the American dreams draws criticism online. At the same time, Chinese netizens shared their visions of a “dream life.”

700 million “Japanese soldiers” died in China in 2012

Alia | February 5th, 2013 - 5:21 am

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.

A Five-Starred Red Flag, The education Hong Kongers say no to

Alia | September 8th, 2012 - 6:45 am
Political comics by Guangbiao

Amid growing protests in Hong Kong against brainwashing “national education,” a short story from the Chinese text book for third graders in mainland China titled ” A Five-Starred Red Flag” recently went viral. If it deserves protesting, it must be for being stupid not brainwashing.

I wish I could live in Xinwen Lianbo (CCTV News)

Alia | August 23rd, 2012 - 3:17 am

There has long been a popular saying on the Chinese Internet “I wish I could live in world depicted by Xinwen Lianbo.” Below is a letter supposing written by a netizen that explains in detail why such a wish exists.

China said: “Let there be a national hero,” and there was a national hero

Alia | June 5th, 2012 - 5:29 am

Yesterday, we featured a story of China’s own superhero Captain China. Today, we will present the story of a real-life Captain China who sacrificed his own life to save 24 others.