The fairy-tale wedding of Taiwanese actor, director and musician Jay Chou (周杰伦) became a trending topic on Sina Weibo this week – perfect location, beautiful dress and ideal bride & groom.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also lovingly called Xi Dada (‘Daddy Xi’ or ‘Uncle Xi’) by ordinary Chinese people. The growing cult around his persona is now also expressed through diverse paintings.
Weixin (微信), also known as WeChat, has become one of China’s most popular smartphone apps. The app is taking over the mobile market, and is impacting Chinese businesses, people’s social lives and even the taxi industry in various ways.
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.
She called China her fatherland and Japan her motherland. Singer and actress Yamaguchi Yoshiko, better known as Li Xianglan (李香兰), has passed away at the age of 94. A rising star during the Sino-Japanese War, she was loved by those who believed she was Chinese and later hated for being Japanese
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 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.