What a humble tea egg tells about the gap between mainland China and Taiwan?

Alia | March 25th, 2014 - 8:43 pm
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“No matter how poor the motherland is, we will keep feeding you [Taiwan people] tea eggs.”

Chinese netizens call for boycott of Taiwan stars who voiced support for student protesters

Alia | March 23rd, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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While most Chinese netizens take an onlooker position at the on-going protests in Taiwan, they are much angrier at a few Taiwan stars who openly voiced support for protesters and publicly showed disparage of mainland audiences.

Taiwan consumers consent to one-China policy to shop on Taobao

Alia | January 14th, 2014 - 5:46 am
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Taobao, in the eyes of many Taiwan netizens, has successfully “penetrated Taiwan’s defense line” and will succeed at “re-uniting” Taiwan before the Communist Party.

Are Chinese netizens rightists or leftists? The tale of two non-mainland celebrities

Alia | November 7th, 2013 - 7:33 am
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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.

Contestant at The Voice of China highlights divide between Taiwan and mainland China

Alia | July 25th, 2013 - 9:58 pm
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Ye Weiting, Taiwanese contestant at The Voice of China introduced herself as “from China, Taipei”, which brought her waves of criticism back home. “A traitor,” Taiwan netizens now call her.

Chinese censor to Taiwan: Yes, we don’t have freedom of speech

Alia | February 20th, 2013 - 7:18 pm
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Less than 24 hours after Sina Weibo verified that Frank Hsieh, former presidential nominee of Taiwan’s pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), opened an account, the account has already been deleted. Chinese netizens viewed the move as a major setback in re-unification efforts.

Chinese netizens deep in envy for Taiwan’s visa-free status to the US

Alia | October 4th, 2012 - 2:01 am
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This isn’t the first time when netizens in China complained about the limited use of a Chinese passport, but the fact that Taiwan enjoys much less visa restrictions than China does touched the nerves of many. It’s much more about a bit more freedom of traveling.

The great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek opened a Sina Weibo account?

Alia | September 4th, 2012 - 5:36 am
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Chinese netizens to the great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek : “If your great grandfather [Chiang Kai-shek] had worked harder, now we could open Twitter accounts together.”

What if your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands?

Alia | August 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 am
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More telling than waves of anti-Japan protests and discussions of patriotism is a poll started on Sina Weibo. The question is “If your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands, which citizenship would you choose for her?”