3 top Chinese social media news this week

| December 12th, 2016

Here are this week’s three hottest news of Chinese social media

Aliporn : Alipay New App is Turning into Hook-up Tool

Source Sixth Tone

Alipay handles the payment system of Alibaba but it also launches entertaining applications and service every once in a while. Recently Alipay launched an application which allows it users to post content including images and videos to 21 different circles. This app is called as “circles”. 18 of these 21 circles are public and everyone can post content in […]Read more…

Mayday band receives Chinese hate after they support Taiwanese protests

| March 21st, 2014

Taiwanese musicians and celebrities are under fire on Weibo for lending their support to the protesters who have occupied Taiwan’s legislature in opposition to a trade deal with China.

Mayday’s band member Masa standing next to a large scale sign he posted urging people to support the protest.

The musician Zhang Xuan (张悬) and the director He Yizheng (柯一正) were both present at demonstrations against the deal, as reported by People Online.

Tsai Shen-yen (蔡昇晏), who plays bass for Mayday and […]Read more…

“I wish you would return my smile”: Cartoonist’s plea to the nation

| March 6th, 2014

Earlier this week, ChinaHush reported on the “I am a Xinjiang Person” social media campaign meant to discourage discrimination that has come about in the wake of the Kunming knife attack, which was reportedly carried out by Xinjiang separatist terrorists.

Xinjiang is officially a Uyghur autonomous province, and a plurality, 43 percent, of the residents are Uyghurs. Xinjiang has fallen under Chinese influence or control for much of history, but it has also been the site of wars and rebellions. […]Read more…

“I am a Xinjiang Person”: Weibo users rally against stereotyping in the wake of terrorist attack

| March 4th, 2014

After a terrorist attack on the Kunming Railway Station, which killed 29, was carried out by extremist Xinjiang separatists, some people have expressed fearful and derogatory statements about Xinjiang people and Uyghurs. Weibo users from Xinjiang and elsewhere in China are pushing back, urging their countrymen to stand against the stereotyping of Xinjiang people.

The topic “I am a Xinjiang Person” (我是新疆人) is trending and has spawned messages that have been liked over 10,000 times.

ChinaHush has translated some of the most […]Read more…

Anti-Chinese protesters yell at mainland shoppers in Hong Kong, Weibo users respond

| February 19th, 2014

On February 17, 100 Hong Kongese protested and yelled slurs targeting mainland Chinese shoppers in the crowded shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Protesters held signs that said “locusts” and “zhi-na” (支那), a slur that has been linked to the Japanese invasion of China, and waving colonial era Hong Kong flags. Some of them approached mainland shoppers and yelled at them.

An opposition group flew People’s Republic of China flags and handed out “Welcome to Hong Kong” literature to tourists.

Sina Video News’s […]Read more…

Discussion over French Brands after the Return of Two Zodiac Heads

| May 10th, 2013

The following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key

 

Last week, François-Henri Pinault, the head of the French luxury group Kering, returned two Zodiac sculptures of animal heads toward the Chinese people as a gift. In fact, Pinault, as well as the head of the French businessmen delegation and French President François Hollande who came to China during the same time.

And the return of the Zodiac heads seems to arouse Chinese people’s sensitive patriotic nerve and thus […]Read more…

Brother Public Transit’s trip home

| February 8th, 2013

A 27-year-old Shandong man is being called "Brother Public Transportation" after he returned home from Hangzhou to Shandong on public transportation, riding 35 bus routes over 660 kilometers. The story picked up interest as he chronicled his travels on Weibo. Beijing Morning Post wrote an article about him on August 5 that was picked up by China Daily Here it is:

 

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Killing of Asian-American on subway prompts questions of racism on CNN, Weibo

| December 6th, 2012

 

Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?

One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.

On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news […]Read more…

Is “Chinese Street Crossing Style” a character issue?

| November 28th, 2012

Recently, a conversation on Sina Weibo and an op-ed in Blog Weekly addressed the question, “Is ‘Chinese street crossing style’ [meaning jay walking] a character issue?” Author Yuan Xiaobin, whose op-ed was published in Blog Weekly, came to the conclusion that, No, pedestrians jay-walking isn’t a character issue, but by limiting the question to pedestrians, commentators are missing the full scope of the problem.

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Government official fired, all because of a smile…

| September 23rd, 2012

From Weibo and other sources:

The “8·26” serious traffic accident in Yan’an, Shaanxi caused 36 deaths and 3 injuries. A picture of Yang Dacai, chief of Shaanxi Administration of Work Safety, smiling on the spot triggered heated discussion. Some netizens utilized “human flesh search engine” and uploaded more pictures of Yang online. Many a netizens claimed that he wore luxury watches like Rolex, TAG Heuer and Rado. Yang Dacai was caught in a wave of questioning.

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Automatic sperm extractor

| September 19th, 2012

Recently an entry on Weibo about an automatic perm extractor went viral, it says, “A hospital in Nanjing introduced an automatic sperm extractor. The screen on the machine plays artistic movies and with surround sound in the room. There is a massager at the bottom of the machine with adjustable speed and frequency. Now you can make that money standing up!”

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“iPhone 5 you are so long!” netizens make fun

| September 13th, 2012

iPhone 5 is finally here,  but did it live up to all the hopes and dreams of the Apple fans? The Chinese netizens seem to be not that impressed with the new version, they thought there is not much change other than the screen became 4 inches long from the original 3.5 inches. The new iPhone design was mocked and made fun of by the Chinese netizens for lack of innovation.  Many photoshopped Kuso made fun of Apple only “stretched” […]Read more…

Medical emergency in Shanghai and power of Weibo

| August 11th, 2012

Since we are on the topic of China’s medical emergency response system.  A Dutch living in Shanghai has just ran into a medical emergency involving with a British guy.  He tells his experience on his blog, the following is a guest post by Joop Dorresteijn via joop.in.

We found a Brit in a pool of blood this morning, on our way to the bakery. He was looking really ill, surrounded by Chinese people, but he was just lying there. At that […]Read more…

No help when elderly falls down in street of Shanghai, foreign woman curses and cries

| August 10th, 2012

8:00 am this morning at Huaihai Road, Xinhua Road, an old man fell to the ground and his head was covered in blood. Bystanders called 120 but the answer was: “no more ambulance, wait for it.” A foreign woman cursed, “Fuck you Chinese, you should call ambulance!” The first one to help the elderly up was also this foreigner, looking at the blood on the ground crying… Half an hour later, the ambulance finally came

Liberation Daily reporter @橙邾 […]Read more…