“Congratulations, It’s a Boy!” – China’s (Mixed) Reactions to President Trump’s Election Victory

In the morning of November 9 (Beijing time), the whole world received the news of Donald Trump winning the American presidential election. What’s on Weibo offers an insight into Chinese responses to the election of American’s unconventional new president. From Chinese (official) media to Weibo’s netizens, the reactions to Trump’s triumph are favorable, critical, humorous, […]

New Kind Of ‘Pengci’? Chinese Users Cook Samsung Galaxy Note 7 To Make Battery Explode

After first reports of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding in China, Samsung stated that its initial investigation found no battery problem in the People’s Republic. South Korean media now state that the explosions were purposely caused for compensation. Is deliberately blowing up your smartphone a new kind of ‘pengci’?

“Without Limits, There is No Freedom” – Controversial French Burkini Ban Goes Trending on Weibo

France’s ‘burkini’ bans recently sparked outrage on Twitter, where many netizens called them “racist” and “oppressive”. On Chinese social media, however, many netizens seem to support the French ban on Islamic swimwear, while other Weibo users just don’t understand what all the “fuss” is about