Cathay Pacific flight attendants mocking non-English speaking passengers by saying, "If you can't say blanket, you can't have it," has sparked a major controversy and caused a marketing catastrophe.
Humor is serious business. This is the What's on Weibo newsletter, issue 4, featuring China's social heartbeat of week 20.
There is more to these small incidents than meets the eye. This is the Weibo Watch wrap-up of China's biggest social media discussions of week 19, 2023.
As we wrap up week 18 of 2023, let's take a look at the top trends on Chinese social media. These are the main takeaways you need to know.
From Memphis to Shanghai to Beijing: every step in Yaya's journey is closely followed by China's panda fans.
Exploring the dynamics that led to the social storm involving Chinese comedian 'House' Li Haoshi.
A viral video showed a group of flight crew members grabbing the man together.
Abandoned nucleic acid booths are getting a second life through these new initiatives.
From Weibo to WeChat, from Douyin to Zhihu, Li Haoshi's joke has sparked widespread conversations, and opinions vary.
The Hubei bridge had been in operation since 2016, with no prior accidents.
Making 2000 yuan ($287) now is not the same as making 2000 yuan then. Some netizens complain that they'll never earn as much as their dad did.
As the entire country is watching how the Zibo BBQ hype has been unfolding, every little thing can create an online storm.
This is the What's on Weibo podcast #5. The death of Li Wenliand caused a social media storm in February 2020. It's been a year - time to look back.
The rise of Ding Zhen: it started with one Douyin clip and triggered a social media storm.
The third episode of the What's on Weibo podcast, discussing the latest trends on Weibo.
So much reading to do! These are some of the best new books on China.
As another textbook controversy goes viral on Chinese socials, some feel that there are no excuses for teaching children the wrong things.
Weibo Watch Weekly: From the tragic death of a Chinese acrobat to the major controversy surrounding BMW MINI.
Chinese food vlogger Xu Zhihui (徐志辉) was part of a cat abuse chat group on QQ.
In Hunan, Ma Ying-jeou will now mostly be remembered as 'the boy from Xiangtan.'
As the video of a fight over a bowl of noodles went viral, thousands of netizens turned into armchair therapists and advised the couple to break...
There are even special Zibo BBQ trains now. This is how Zibo barbecue suddenly became the hottest meal of the country.
From Xuzhou to Dalian, the conclusion of these criminal cases was eagerly awaited, with varying opinions on the verdicts and sentences.
"Overtime work culture is very real. But virtually nobody has the courage to go against it," one commenter wrote.
While there are more efforts to erase old propaganda slogans, some people don't understand the rush: "It's ingrained in our memories already."
Despite a range of measures to encourage childbirth, a definitive solution to combat China's declining birth rates remains elusive.
On Weibo, the case has generated discussions in light of parents often using folk treatments or home remedies without knowing the dangers.
A desperate Ningxia land owner is seeing his plantation getting destroyed because a coal mine cut off water supplies.
The main winners and trending topics surrounding the 2022/2023 Weibo Night Awards Ceremony.
On Weibo, people joke that Biden's gaffe was a Freudian slip: "He finally said how he really feels about China."
Having a second or third baby? Zhezhou County will give you bonus points for that.