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.
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.
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.
An article on Chinese social media argues that the One Child Policy has greatly benefited the status of Chinese women, and that the shift to a so-called Two Child Policy is actually a setback for women’s rights in China. What’s on Weibo explains.
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.
The night of January 16 was Weibo Night (#微博之夜#) – the yearly much-anticipated ceremony that looks back on Sina Weibo’s hottest celebrities and happenings of the last year.
In a rapidly urbanizing China, small rural schools are slowly disappearing. As children move out to the cities with their parents, some schools – once lively village institutions – have now become empty buildings. In the mountainous region of Youyang County, one teacher keeps his school open for two remaining students.
The meeting between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Alibaba chairman Jack Ma on January 9 in New York has got netizens talking. Could Sino-American relations indeed be strengthened through ‘Alibaba diplomacy’?
A remarkable funeral parade for Taiwanese politican Tung Hsiang on January 3rd included 50 scantily clad women pole dancing on cars. The festive funeral shows that the phenomenon of erotic dancers or strippers at Chinese funerals are a seemingly undying tradition.
The Central Communist Youth League of China (共青团中央) recently announced its official presence on Chinese video-sharing site Bilibili, which is focused on anime, comics, games, and subcultures popular among Chinese youth. What’s on Weibo’s Diandian Guo takes a look at what happens when China’s official discourse mixes with online pop culture.