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Watch: Petrified Visitors at China’s Popular Glass Bridge

China’s popular high-altitude glass bridges are a dream for every thrill-seeker, but a nightmare for those with fear of heights. A viral video shows petrified visitors crossing the glass skywalk.

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China’s popular high-altitude glass bridges are a dream for every thrill-seeker, but a nightmare for those with fear of heights. A viral video shows petrified visitors crossing the glass skywalk.

Over the past few years, different scenic spots in China have built impressively high and long glass skywalks to attract tourists. Although there are many who enjoy taking a walk on the glass side, there are also those who are overcome with fear once they have set foot on the glass and see the depths beneath their feet.

A video showing petrified visitors at China’s popular glass bridges became popular on video platform Miaopai today. “Just watching this make my legs go soft,” one Weibo commenter says.

Next month, the world’s highest and longest glass bridge will open in the famous Zhangjiajie national park. It will be 300 meters (984 feet) high and 430 meters (1430 feet) long.

Check out the video in our latest Weivlog.

– By Manya Koetse

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Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, Sino-Japanese relations and gender issues. Contact at manya@whatsonweibo.com, or follow on Twitter.

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China’s Latest Online Viral Game Makes You Clap for Xi Jinping

Smart propaganda – now clapping for Xi Jinping has become a competition.

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In a new online game that has come out during the 19th National Congress in Beijing, Chinese netizens can compete in applauding for Xi Jinping. The game has become an online hit.

The major 19th CPC National Congress started on Wednesday in Beijing with a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that took nearly 3,5 hours.

The speech, that focused on China’s future and its rise in the world today, was repeatedly paused for the appropriate applause from the party members in the audience.

With the introduction of a new game by Tencent, people can now also clap along to Xi Jinping’s speech from their own living room. The game became an online hit on October 18. It was already played over 400 million times by 9 pm Beijing time.

The mobile game can be opened through a link that takes you to a short segment of the lengthy speech by Xi Jinping. In the short segment, President Xi mentions that it is the mission of the Communist Party of China to strive for the happiness and the rise of the Chinese people.

The app then allows you “clap” for Xi by tapping the screen of your phone as many times as you can within a time frame of 18 seconds. After completing, you can invite your friends to play along and compete with them.

The game has become especially popular on WeChat, where some users boast that they have scored a ‘clap rate’ of 1695.

If you’re up to it, you can try to clap as much as you can for Xi Jinping here (mobile only).
(Update Friday, October 20: the game link now redirects to the Tencent News site themed around the 19th Party Congress through desktop. On mobile, the game still works, and has been played over 1,2 billion times.)

With a score of 1818 you’re better than 99% of all players.

By Manya Koetse and Diandian Guo

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Hamster’s “Big Balls” Cause of Much Hilarity

This hamster is making its rounds… on Weibo.

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A Twitter post from the Japanese account @MIKICHANsugoi is now making its rounds on Weibo, where it is the cause of much hilarity.

The post says:

“A friend of mine got a new hamster and recently discovered that its balls were huge. 

Worried that it might be a tumor, he hurried to the veterinarian.

The vet finally told him: ‘Don’t worry. He just has huge balls.'”

 

 


 
After its popularity on Twitter, the hamster is now also going around Weibo, where many react with laughing emoticons, saying “how akward.”

There are also some netizens who comment: “This hamster has more balls than I do.”
 

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