The following video’s are examples of the violent bullying videos that have become popular on Chinese social media. See our article on extreme bullying. These are Miaopai or Youku video’s. These videos show graphic violence and disturbing content, viewer discretion is advised. Could take some time to load depending on location.
This article has been updated (December 2016) with more examples as campus violence has further spread on Chinese social media over the past year.
1. Boy in Shenzhen gets kicked by classmates, cheered on by friends who are recording it (Shared on Weibo in December, 2016)
Shenzhen boy gets kicked by classmates
2. Girl gets slapped in turns by her fellow dormmates (Shared on Weibo in November, 2016).
Severe Dorm Bullying in China
3.Girls beating each other with steel pipes (Shared on March 22, 2016).
Girls beating each other with steel pipes…
4. Boys beating their teacher (Shared on March 22, 2016)
6. Schoolgirl gets kicked in stomach (Shared in February 2015, and again in November 2015).
7. Group of schoolchildren gang up on one victim and kick her to the ground (Shared in 2015 by the Campus Violence Weibo account.)
The Success of Thai Ads in China – Thailand’s Latest Viral ‘Ocean Skin’ Ad
A Thai commercial for skin care brand Ocean Skin recently has been making its rounds on Chinese social media. The popularity of the 2.5-minute ad again proves the international success of Thai commercials.
What is it with Thai commercials? No matter if it’s the tear-jerking so-called “sadvertising” or cheerful and funny ads, commercials from Thailand are hugely popular on Chinese social media; there are even entire accounts fully dedicated to sharing them online.
The latest hit is a funny campaign by Ocean Skin that shows a young woman who would do anything to achieve that perfect skin. The commercial was posted on a popular funny video Weibo channel (@冷笑话精选), from where it was soon shared over 14,000 times within a few hours after it was posted.
“Thai commercials are better than movies,” one commenter said. Other netizens hold similar opinions, saying that Thai commercials are in a league of their own.
Thai commercials often are indeed like short movies, as they greatly focus on narrative and plot. Music also plays an important part in creating the commercial’s movie-like atmosphere.
It is noteworthy that many Thai commercials, both sad and funny, focus on overcoming personal challenges and convey morals about not giving up.
One reason why Thai commercials might be especially successful in Asian countries like China is because they also often emphasize family ties and filial duty, which are also important in Chinese culture.
The feminine beauty ideals constructed in Thai commercials are also similar to those in China and neighboring Asian countries.
One of the biggest Thai hit commercials was the 2014 hit ‘Unsung Hero‘ (Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok), about a young man who does good things for others every day and gets rewarded in an emotional way.
A more recent example is the ‘Failure is Part of Success‘ commercial, that also became a hit on Chinese social media in 2016.
To see more Thai commercials check out these ones.
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