After Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, and Picasa, popular image-sharing Pinterest is now also blocked in China. Chinese netizens are angry and disappointed, while some are outright devastated.
National People’s Congress deputy Huang Xihua (黄细花) has called for lowering China’s legal marriage age, from 22 for men and 20 for women, to a minimum age of 18. On Weibo, many people are not happy about the proposal – with some finding it outright shocking.
A video of a Japanese kindergarten recital has sparked controversy on Chinese social media, as children are heard saying that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands belong to Japan and that China should not “spread lies” about Japan in its history books.
Incidents of online harassment against women continue to rise year on year across the world, with severe cases in the PRC and abroad. What’s on Weibo’s Cat Hanson, who has personally experienced online stalking in China, explores how cyber-bullying is gradually receiving more awareness – although the Chinese laws are lagging behind.
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.
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.
China’s latest population data reveal that despite the implementation of the ‘two child policy’, the gender imbalance is a continuing social problem.
On the day of Trump’s inauguration, the president-elect is all the talk on Weibo. A video in which Chinese children express their views on America’s new president is now making its rounds on Weibo.