Twenty-three years after opening its first restaurant, China’s Haidilao hot pot chain is hotter than ever before. With its special business model and service creativity, people happily wait in line for two hours before getting served. At Haidilao, even the lonely eaters never eat alone – they get a teddy bear to dine with them.
It remains one of China’s favorite dining styles: hot pot (火锅), also known as Chinese fondue – a dish that never seems to go out of fashion. Why are so many Chinese celebrities opening up their own hot pot restaurants?
Chinese company M-Bar has thought of a new solution for people who love karaoke but are too shy to sing in front of a crowd. M-Bar’s private self-service karaoke booths, located in shopping malls across the country, are all the rage in China now. More than just a karaoke box, it’s a recording studio and a place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
You found the ideal future spouse, but you can’t afford to marry her – this is an increasingly common problem in China’s so-called ‘bare branch villages. Our latest weivlog on this trending topic.
A service that lets college students pick up your packages and buy your groceries – it is a business model that proved successful for the female student Xue Jing, who now manages a team of 30 students who all work as ‘package pick-up staff’. On December 1st, Sina News reported how one college girl from […]
Uber China has shut down its old app. Watch our latest Weivlog on Uber and its recent China development to see what it means for users in & outside the PRC.
A Korean commercial by American footwear company K-Swiss has recently sparked outrage on Chinese social media. The ad video depicts an alleged Chinese character in a way that is called “insulting” and “humiliating” to China. The controversy fuels anti-Korean sentiments amidst current China-South Korea tensions, negatively impacting the popularity and presence of Korean pop culture in the PRC.
It has been a year since the Uniqlo sex tape took over Chinese social media. What happened? What’s on Weibo flashback!
A verdict has come out in the case of the South China Sea that was brought to the tribunal in The Hague by the Philippines which argues that Chinese activities in the region are illegal. Big news that has got Chinese (social) media talking. Check out our latest Weivlog here.