China’s e-commerce market is a dog-eat-dog world, with new companies popping up every day, while older ones are throwing in the towel. How (not) to make it in China’s crazy world of e-commerce has become a hot topic of discussion on Chinese social media. What’s on Weibo takes a look at 3 big – once successful – Chinese online companies, and why they failed in 2017.
Changing wedding customs are the mirror of a rapidly changing China. Over the past 50 years, China has seen drastic changes in the process of getting married and how weddings are celebrated. What’s on Weibo gives an overview of Chinese weddings since the 1950s.
China’s very first police robot made its debut at Zhengzhou Station this week. The robot, that has a face recognition system, can help the police to catch fugitives and answers questions from passengers.
You found the ideal future spouse, but you can’t afford to marry her – this is an increasingly common problem in China’s so-called ‘bare branch villages. Our latest weivlog on this trending topic.
She is China’s ‘Old Godmother’: Tao Huabi (陶华碧) is the creator of one of China’s most famous Lao Gan Ma chili sauces and the embodiment of the ‘Chinese dream.’ By following her own path and relying on her instinct, Tao rose from poverty and became a multi-billionaire. China’s spiciest businesswomen has now quietly retired
Visitor photos of a mouth-foaming, lethargic-looking panda at Lanzhou Zoo has caused outrage on Weibo. As the zoo’s conditions are called into question for the umpteenth time, some say that China’s so-called ‘national treasures’ (国宝) are not being treated equally. The controversy is especially noteworthy because China maintains strict control over the pandas it sends abroad.
Zhang Hexian (张荷仙) started learning martial arts at the age of 4. Now, 90 years later, she has gained fame as the ‘Kung Fu Granny.’ Born into a martial arts family, the now 94-year-old Zhang Hexian from Dongyang town in Zhejiang province has been practicing martial arts for close to 90 years. Nicknamed ‘Kung Fu […]
China has one of the most booming TV drama industries in the world. As millions of drama fans tune into their favorite show, What’s on Weibo has compiled a list of China’s top TV dramas of 2017.
British journalist and scholar Martin Jacques speaks about current Sino-European relations as a keynote speaker at the opening conference of the Leiden Asia Centre. According to Jacques, the way Western media and politics are approaching China is deeply flawed – and it is causing Europe to miss the boat while China is marching forwards. Live […]