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Meet the “Study God” Who’s Trending on Chinese Social Media

November 3, 2014


Yesterday, tweets and pictures of a cute American teenager scanning items for customers in Target went viral and #AlexFromTarget became a trending hashtag on Twitter as well as other social media in the U.S. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, a Chinese young man became as famous as, if not more so than, Alex from Target, on social […]

China’s Pop Propaganda: Beginning of the Great Revival

June 21, 2011


Last week, another “main theme” (zhuxuanlü) “big piece” hit Chinese theaters with the force comparable to a Hollywood blockbuster. Beginning of the Great Revival, a tribute to the forthcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), opened in theaters across China on June 15. It’s no secret that cultural production has been […]

Hot Mircroblog Topic: IMF Head Strauss-Kahn’s Arrest; Comments Allude to Social Injustice in China

May 16, 2011


Just a little more than an hour after IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York on sexual assault charges, news and comments about this incident are circulated wildly on, a leading microblog hosting website in China. It’s one of the top topics this morning. It seems that Strauss-Kahn’s fall fed Chinese’s hunger […]

Osama bin Laden: Top Topic on Sina Microblog This Week

May 10, 2011


After bin Laden’s death, PRI did a nice piece on the Chinese’s reaction to it. Today, I checked Sina Microblog (weibo), one of China’s major social media like twitter, and realized that bin Laden is the most popular topic for this week. On one of China’s most popular social network websites,, posts related to […]