Battling the Keyboard Warriors: How China’s Netizens Address Online Harassment

Incidents of online harassment against women continue to rise year on year across the world, with severe cases in the PRC and abroad. What’s on Weibo’s Cat Hanson, who has personally experienced online stalking in China, explores how cyber-bullying is gradually receiving more awareness – although the Chinese laws are lagging behind.

China’s Growing e-Commerce Graveyard: These Companies Already Failed in 2017

China’s e-commerce market is a dog-eat-dog world, with new companies popping up every day, while older ones are throwing in the towel. How (not) to make it in China’s crazy world of e-commerce has become a hot topic of discussion on Chinese social media. What’s on Weibo takes a look at 3 big – once successful – Chinese online companies, and why they failed in 2017.

Mirror of Time: Chinese Weddings Through the Decades

Changing wedding customs are the mirror of a rapidly changing China. Over the past 50 years, China has seen drastic changes in the process of getting married and how weddings are celebrated. What’s on Weibo gives an overview of Chinese weddings since the 1950s.

32.3% of Popular Imported Condom Brands Fail to Pass China’s Quality Tests

On February 20, Chinese media reported that the Quality Supervision Department found that 32.3% of the imported condoms on which they performed random inspections did not pass quality tests. The results both worry and confuse Chinese netizens.

Here’s RoboCop! China Now Has Its First Police Robot

China’s very first police robot made its debut at Zhengzhou Station this week. The robot, that has a face recognition system, can help the police to catch fugitives and answers questions from passengers.

The Problem of Rising Bride Prices in China’s Bare Branch Villages

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.

Lao Gan Ma: The Story of China’s Most Spicy Godmother Tao Huabi

She is China’s ‘Old Godmother’: Tao Huabi (陶华碧) is the creator of one of China’s most famous Lao Gan Ma chili sauces and the embodiment of the ‘Chinese dream.’ By following her own path and relying on her instinct, Tao rose from poverty and became a multi-billionaire. China’s spiciest businesswomen has now quietly retired

“Harming National Treasures”: Lanzhou Zoo Sparks Controversy (Again) for Apparent Panda Negligence

Visitor photos of a mouth-foaming, lethargic-looking panda at Lanzhou Zoo has caused outrage on Weibo. As the zoo’s conditions are called into question for the umpteenth time, some say that China’s so-called ‘national treasures’ (国宝) are not being treated equally. The controversy is especially noteworthy because China maintains strict control over the pandas it sends abroad.

Kung Fu Granny: 94-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is Local Martial Arts Legend

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 […]

14-Year-Old Working at Shanghai Club Mook Sparks Concern

A father who discovered his 14-year-old daughter was working as a hostess in Shanghai club Mook has made headlines in China. Officials say they will further inspect entertainment venues over the business of teenage girls working as bar girls.