A small place by the name of Baisha Town West Village, located in Guangdong’s Taishan city, is now jokingly called a hot site for house buyers by Chinese netizens. The village, that has produced 41 academics with PhD degrees and a Hollywood filmmaker, is now known as a fruitful breeding ground for talent.
“The A4 Waist is out of fashion, now the Heart-Shaped Boob challenge is popular,” – a sentence that is buzzing around Weibo these days. Is this indeed the next bizarre challenge to go viral on Chinese social media?
An essay titled “Beijing Has 20 Million People Pretending to Live There” by Chinese blogger Zhang Wumao has gone viral on Chinese social media. The essay describes how Beijing has changed into a city that is overrun by ‘outsiders’ and no longer belongs to the ‘old Beijingers.’ The article has now been censored. Chinese state media say the essay impedes good relations between Beijing’s locals and immigrants.
After having sex in public in a Chengdu street, a 25-year-old Spanish man and a young Chinese woman have been arrested by local police. The man will soon be deported from China, local authorities say.
A video that shows a woman in Toronto telling Chinese shop asssistants to “go back to China” for not speaking English is widely discussed on Chinese social media. Anti-Chinese or anti-Asian racism has become a recurring topic of debate on Weibo recently. Over the past week, the video of a woman berating employees at a […]
After the 49-year-old Chinese fitness fanatic Liu Yelin made headlines in Western media, she became a top trending topic on Weibo. But not all Chinese netizens are charmed by her looks.
A moving essay by a Beijing migrant worker has gone viral over Chinese social media this week. Although the article named “I am Fan Yusu” is currently the best-read article in China, the 44-year-old author, who has become famou overnight, just hopes she can live her life in peace.
The art of claw craning recently made headlines when an all-too- successful game of claw crane led to a formal police investigation in Daejeon, South Korea. As the story goes viral on Chinese social media, responses show that South Korea’s ‘claw crane hype’ has also sprung up in China.
Zhang Hexian (张荷仙) started learning martial arts at the age of 4. Now, 90 years later, she has gained fame as the ‘Kung Fu Granny.’ Born into a martial arts family, the now 94-year-old Zhang Hexian from Dongyang town in Zhejiang province has been practicing martial arts for close to 90 years. Nicknamed ‘Kung Fu […]
In a rapidly urbanizing China, small rural schools are slowly disappearing. As children move out to the cities with their parents, some schools – once lively village institutions – have now become empty buildings. In the mountainous region of Youyang County, one teacher keeps his school open for two remaining students.