Hangzhou Nanny Sets House on Fire, Killing a Mother and Her Three Children

A high-profile arson case in Hangzhou has become a focus of attention for Chinese netizens. The person suspected of starting the fire, that killed a mother and her three children, is the family nanny. Because of the family’s wealth and the nanny’s poor background, many people connect the crime to class struggle.

More than 140 Feared Buried by Massive Landslide in Maoxian Sichuan

The collapse of a mountain side in the area of Maoxian county in Sichuan has buried homes and people, in what is the most serious landslide the area has seen since the Wenchuan earthquake. At least 141 people are missing and feared buried.

Chinese Netizens on World Refugee Day: “Don’t Come to China”

A heightened focus on China’s role in solving the refugee crises on World Refugee Day has triggered waves of criticism on Chinese social media.

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival: 10 Views From Chinese Netizens

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an annual event that has become more and more controversial, both in China as well as internationally. What are the main comments and views on the controversial dog-eating festival on Chinese social media?

How These 10 New KOL ‘Rules’ on Weibo Could Affect Luxury Brands in China

With recently new rules implemented by Sina, China’s online influential public figures (aka KOLs) can no longer do as they please on Weibo. An overview of Weibo’s new KOL rules here. This article was originally posted by our friends at Jing Daily.   The Purported Rules   If you’re a KOL with a Weibo account, […]

Woman Stabbed to Death at University in Beijing

A woman has died after being stabbed at a central hall at the Central University of Finance and Eonomics in Beijing. The attacker committed suicide shortly after the incident.

Haidilao: Taking Chinese Hotpot to the Next Level

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.

Another Case of Domestic Violence in Public: Man Abuses Pregnant Wife in Chongqing Street

A video that shows how a man beats a pregnant woman on the rainy streets of Chongqing has sparked outrage on Chinese social media. Over recent years, footage showing domestic abuse often surfaces on Weibo – bystanders hardly ever intervene.

Weibo’s Photoshop Hero: What You See Is Not What You Get

With over 1.4 million fans, @Kanahooo is Weibo’s photoshop star. She has gained extreme popularity by teaching people how to retouch photos through China’s many photoshop apps, and by turning regular people into superstars. Kanahooo has ignited a photoshop fever on Chinese social media.

Woman’s “Go Back to China!” Rant Draws Mixed Reactions on Weibo

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 […]