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.
Over the past decades, there has been a dramatic increase in environmental protests in China. Yuhang (Hangzhou) has been the most recent one, and has been...
The Chinese government has released its 2014 'anti-porn' campaign. What's the history behind China's crusade against pornography?
China’s biggest social media site Sina Weibo will celebrate its 5th birthday in 2014. Despite a growth in registered users, there is declining online activity.
During Chinese New Year, parents press their kids to get married. To avoid the hassle, Chinese bachelors and 'spinsters' rent a fake boyfriend or girlfriend.
Run Shaw, the last of the Shaw Brothers, passed away on Jan 7th 2014, at the age of 107. A short history of the Shaw Brothers...
The value of digital currency Bitcoin has exploded. Why? A growing demand from China. This article explains China's love for Bitcoins.
Yang Dacai is one of China's officials who was recently investigated and put on trial for corruption. New cases of corrupt comrades unfold. What role does...
150 Chinese immigrants in Ghana have been detained whilst the crackdown continues. What is the problem behind the large-scale arrests?
One of the most discussed female artists on the Internet, Li Yuchun is more than the winner of China's 'Supergirl' TV show; she is a national...
Want to check out some Chinese dramas? This is a top 15 of most-watched, most-discussed TV dramas in Mainland China around March 2013 according to the...
The 'green tea bitch' (绿茶婊) is a new term launched over the Chinese Internet to describe a certain 'type' of woman. It is one amongst a...
Trending topic: 'Leftover men'. China’s single men are referred to as “shengnan” (剩男）, ‘leftover men’- a new report has given a profile of the general Chinese...
Big hit drama ‘Good Wife’ (贤妻/Xianqi) is a much-discussed topic on Sina Weibo: the traditional housewife is a hot item in modern-day China. Confucius Goes Commercial.
Trending topic: Hong Kong limits the purchase of milk powder. This is a problem for China. Why? And what's the history behind this problem?
Welcome to What's on Weibo. A site about the most popular social media platform in China: Sina Weibo.