Post-Covid19 Outbreak Reopening: Haidilao Hotpot Dinners Just Got Pricier

The China Cuisine Association (CCA) released a list ranking the strongest fast-food companies in China this month. The list is a top 70 (!), but here, What’s on Weibo provides an overview of the top 11 in this ranking list of fast-food restaurants in China.
 

Distrust and Despair on WeChat and Weibo after Death of Wuhan Whistleblower

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus becoming big news in China and around the world, there have been few other topics going trending on Chinese social media than those related to 2019-nCoV. What’s on Weibo gives an overview of the most noteworthy online media trends in China regarding the corona-crisis.
 

Children of Hubei Medical Workers to Receive 10 Extra Points on High School Enrolment Examination

Published November 20th 2019, 19:00 CST
For the past nine days, during which three cases of the plague have been reported in China, the deadly bubonic plague has become a hot topic on Chinese social media.
 

Online Outrage over Gansu Female Medical Workers Required to Shave Their Heads

First published February 18 2020, 5:50 CST
A Chinese media post praising female nurses for having their heads shaved has sparked outrage on Weibo and WeChat. Are these women heroes of the coronavirus crisis or victims of gendered visual propaganda?
 
First published February 18 2020, 5:50 CST
A Chinese media post praising female nurses for having their heads shaved has sparked outrage on Weibo and WeChat. Are these women heroes of the coronavirus crisis or victims of gendered visual propaganda?
 

“Invincible Wuhan Man”: Coronavirus Patient Reading Political Book Goes Viral

First published June 12 2019
George Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four turned seventy this week. For a country that is labeled ‘Orwellian’ so often, it is perhaps surprising that the modern classic, describing a nightmarish totalitarian state, is well-read within the People’s Republic of China and is not banned from its bookstores.
 

How the Hong Kong Protests Are Discussed on Chinese Social Media

Last week’s anti-dog meat protests in South Korea have triggered discussions on Chinese social media on the status quo of the dog meat industry in China. An overview of the sentiments on social media and the background of dog eating in the PRC.
 

‘First Lady of Hong Kong TV’ Lily Leung Passes Away at Age 90

Will traditional Chinese make-up make a comeback because of Disney’s Mulan?
 

CoCo Bubble Tea in Hot Water over Pro-Hong Kong Text on Receipts

First published August 16 2019, by Manya Koetse
Foreign luxury brands hoping to appease the Chinese market are walking on eggshells as the political crisis in Hong Kong is deepening. Chinese netizens and state media recently condemned foreign brands for showing any signs of disregarding the One-China Policy. An online witch hunt has begun: this is the list of brands.
 

These Are the Foreign Brands Apologizing to China amid Hong Kong Tensions

Last week’s anti-dog meat protests in South Korea have triggered discussions on Chinese social media on the status quo of the dog meat industry in China. An overview of the sentiments on social media and the background of dog eating in the PRC.
 

CCTV Launches Dramatic Propaganda Video Condemning Hong Kong Protests, Praising HK Police Force

Although discussions on the Hong Kong protests were initially silenced on Chinese social media, the demonstrations are now trending all over Weibo, with state media propagating hashtags and illustrations in favor of Hong Kong government and in support of the Hong Kong Police Force.
 
While many people across the world are mourning the devastating fire that left parts of the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris completely destroyed, Chinese social media users have collectively responded by remembering a painful part of China’s history: the burning of the Old Summer Palace in 1860 by Western forces.
 

Online Controversy over Mandatory GPS Tracking Smartwatches for Chinese Street Cleaners

Study apps are more popular in China than ever before. These are the apps that are favorites among Chinese mobile users, to expand their knowledge and study online.
 

Explainer: Answering Five Big Questions on the ‘Study Xi’ App

First published April 14 2019, 14:00 CST
As the ‘Study Xi’ app, that encourages China’s online population to study Xi Jinping Thought, keeps on dominating China’s top app charts, these are some of the big questions on China’s latest interactive propaganda tool. What’s on Weibo explains.