The fourth season of China’s most popular online talk show Qi Pa Shuo is well underway. Using trendy design and funny sound effects, the show is a fresh debate competition where Chinese celebrities and showbiz newcomers discuss contemporary social and cultural issues. Qi Pa Shuo is a new type of entertainment show especially liked by China’s post-1980s and post-1990s generations for various reasons.
The topic of children’s books in China recently made international headlines following a crackdown on foreign storybooks in the PRC. What’s on Weibo explores the status quo after the ban: has Peppa Pig really left the building? What is the current top 5 of popular children’s books in China?
The 27th edition of China’s consumer rights TV show ‘CCTV 315 Night’ (315晚会) caused controversy on Chinese social media when it exposed the malpractices in various companies, from Muji to Nike. Now that it appears the show itself is negligent with its facts and information, it is again the talk of the day on Chinese social media. Is the pot calling the kettle black?
Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is China’s “happiest city” of the year, according to a national poll by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The outcome is the same as that of various years before. Although many experts think the results are biased, Weibo netizens are more concerned about something else.
They have a larger online following than Oprah, yet you might not know their name. These are Chinese celebrities with the most fans on Sina Weibo. A 2017 top 10 by What’s on Weibo.
Chinese state tabloid Global Times published a peculiar headline on March 6 in response to a recent article by The Guardian on how following a Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of contracting an aggressive type of breast cancer. The Chinese headline “If Angelina Jolie had eaten this way, she would not have needed breasts removed?” soon angered netizens.
With Trump as the new US president, and popularity of right-wing politicians rising in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, Weibo users are closely following the new political trends in the West, with a recent focus on populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
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.
Chinese newspaper People’s Daily published an article on Friday that called for a loosening of surrogacy bans. The article immediately stirred controversy among Chinese Weibo users.
It is confusing even for Chinese netizens and journalists: why does ‘Trump’ have multiple names in Chinese? And which is the right one to use?