Trending in Beijing: Viral Online Manhunt for Misbehaving Train Passenger

The so-called ‘human flesh search engine‘ really is no child’s play; once unaccepted behavior is captured on camera and goes viral, a person’s reputation could be wrecked for life.

Is this an issue of ‘what goes around comes around,’ or is the punishment of public punishment too harsh?

In this week’s column for our friends at the Beijinger, What’s on Weibo discusses this and more, summarizing the three biggest topics that Beijingers have been talking about this week.

Read the column here.

By Manya Koetse

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