The Japanese candidate for the 2014 Miss International became the talk on Weibo after Sina netizens expressed their concerns on the Japanese “aesthetic standard” (#审美捉急#): the selected Japanese beauty pageant for the contest was deemed ‘ugly’ by Chinese netizens.
Trending on Sina Weibo today is the persona of Xuanlin Wang (王宣琳), better known as Dorothy Wang, the Chinese-American socialite starring in U.S. reality show The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (see trailer below). Dorothy Wang is the daughter of Wang Heng, chairman of the Golden Eagle Retail Group.
The manager of Taiwanese actor Ko Chentung 柯震东, also known as ‘Kai Ko’, has spoken out for the first time today after Ko’s arrest on August 14. The actor and singer was arrested for possession of drugs in Beijing together with Jaycee Chan, son of famous actor Jackie Chan. Kai Ko’s manager Chai Zhibing has confirmed the […]
Trending Topic on Sina Weibo of August 12. 2014: Robin Williams has passed away (#罗宾威廉姆斯去世#). Weibo netizens collectively share their favorite pictures of Williams and express their sadness over his death.
Trending Topic of August 7, 2014: What was once an April Fools joke has now turned into a heated online discussion: is Sherlock Holmes ‘coming out’ coming up in the next season? The popular television series has become a serious hit in China; its third season has been viewed over 70 million times. A large group […]
It is all over the Chinese Internet: Sherlock Holmes is gay. The British television series, based on the famous stories by A.C. Doyle, has become an enormous hit in China. Amongst its fans, there are many who identify as ‘funü’ (腐女), young women obsessed with gay love.
Trending topic of July 31, 2014: Chinese actor Mo Zhang caught with drugs again. Award-winning actor Mo Zhang (张默), who is known for his roles in, amongst others, Let the Bullets Fly (让子弹飞) and Back to 1942 (一九四二), has been arrested in Beijing for possession of drugs.
What’s WeChat? A Short Guide to China’s Super App. WeChat currently is China’s most popular smartphone application, and it is winning over consumers within the mobile market in other parts of the world too. The power of the app lies its in multifunctionality- making it irresistible to social media fans, mobile users and companies.
Live blog on the The Hague Conference on the Chinese Media on May 15th, at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael.