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 ($287) now is not the same as making 2000 yuan then. Some netizens complain that they'll never earn as much as their dad did.
As the entire country is watching how the Zibo BBQ hype has been unfolding, every little thing can create an online storm.
This is the What's on Weibo podcast #5. The death of Li Wenliand caused a social media storm in February 2020. It's been a year - time to look back.
The rise of Ding Zhen: it started with one Douyin clip and triggered a social media storm.
The third episode of the What's on Weibo podcast, discussing the latest trends on Weibo.
For more on the red alert for smog, please read our latest Weiblog on the smog alert.
During the evening of December 7th, Beijing government announced its first-ever red alert for smog. Schools are required to close and a limited amount of vehicles...
Two separate events where women were publicly shamed for breastfeeding in public have caused controversy on Weibo. The issue attracted the attention of UNICEF and Beijing...
China's biggest Weibo star has made it to the world's most famous calendar: Pirelli. Instead of naked supermodels, this year's edition featured fully clad women chosen...
A young boy from Henan was sent away from school for being autistic, leading to furious reaction from Chinese netizens. China's education system is failing our...
With 20 million babies born in China every year, and only a quarter of them being breastfed, the demand for baby formula is enormous. Why are...
A great demand for milk powder in mainland China has lead to baby formula shortages in different countries. Now, the shelves in Australia are empty.
A new report points out that the majority of Chinese people get married around the age of 26, and live within traditional family and household structures.
A 41-year-old woman who spent over 16000¥ (±2500 US$) in service fees to a matchmaking company is still single. She is now suing the company.
Several Chinese media report that 127 million men in Mainland China above the age of 40 suffer from an erectile dysfunction (ED). The news went trending...
The Paris attacks on Friday 13/11, that have killed at least 40, have become trending topics all over the world. On China's Sina Weibo, netizens are...
China's so-called 'ghost cities' are a hot topic, with Ordos. Inner Mongolia. being of the most famous. Are China's 'Ghost Cities' dead?
The personal account of one high-speed railway passenger went viral this week. His view: China's high-speed railway staff should be praised more, as their service has...
The resignation letter of one Ningbo woman has gone viral on social media: she wrote the letter after hearing about the end of China's one-child policy.
China's Internet is full of online catchphrases, in-jokes and other memes. While many are just for fun, others have a deeper meaning to them. China's Internet...