Chinese Media about Western ‘Fake News’: “CNN Stages Anti-Terrorism Muslim Protest”

A Western ‘fake news’ controversy after the London Bridge attacks has become a topic of discussion on Weibo. The Communist Youth League and other Chinese (state) media outlets reported about a ‘staged’ CNN item on Monday. “Chinese media are selective in what they report, Western media are creative in how they report”, some commenters write.

The Success of China’s Hit Talk Show Qi Pa Shuo (U Can U Bibi)

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.

Top 5 of Popular Children’s Books in China after Crackdown on Foreign Storybooks

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?

Look Who’s Talking: China’s CCTV Consumer Day Show on Business Scandals Accused of Misinformation and Copyright Infringement

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?

Global Times: “If Angelina Jolie Had Eaten This Way, Would She Still Have Breasts Removed?”

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.