Stories about China from November, 2015
Chinese Netizens Have Their Own Version of Thanksgiving: Fried Rice With Egg Day
"Sixty-five years ago, a plate of fried rice with egg changed the fate of China. We would have become North Korea without this dish (although the two are becoming alike)."
Taiwanese Netizens Make the Most of Chinese Users’ Brief Facebook Visit
"This is so counterproductive I almost died laughing. This whole thing simply helps Tsai Ing-wen's campaign"
China and Hong Kong's 0-0 Draw in World Cup Qualifier Is Steeped in Symbolism
Some Hong Kongers silently booed during the Chinese national anthem. Others saw a parallel between their football team's performance against China and efforts to combat Beijing's increasing intervention.
When China Briefly Unblocked Facebook, Trolls Rushed In
"I wish this precious experience can help our 'new friends' see a full picture of Taiwan's democracy, freedom and diversity. Welcome, all of you, to the world of Facebook!"
Facebook Sees Sharp Spike in Hong Kong Government's Requests for User Data
"...it is quite obvious that the public have no way to know about the truth at the moment. We don’t know whether the reasons provided by the government are justified..."
As UN Climate Talks Approach, a Look at What's Changed Since Copenhagen
Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?
Airpocalypse Strikes Again in China's Northeast
Hazardous smoke shrouds the city of Shenyang, where air quality has set a new record low, testing 130 times above levels considered safe by the World Health Organization.
China Has a Few Walls to Climb If It Wants World-Class Universities
A columnist stoked debate about the openness of Chinese universities after he found himself having to literally scale the wall of Xiamen University to gain access to the campus.
It May Be Legal Now, But Many Chinese Say They Can't Afford a Second Child Anyway
China announced at the end of October that it was scrapping its infamous one-child policy. Many Chinese netizens didn't exactly greet the news with cheers.
Taiwanese Netizens Aren't Exactly Thrilled With the Upcoming China-Taiwan Meeting
"What sort of outcome is hoped to be accomplished with the Ma-Xi meeting? Are the expectations of the Ma government the same as those of the Taiwanese people?"
Why Is Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou Ending His Presidency With a Cross-Strait Summit?
An eleventh-hour meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou two months before presidential elections in Taiwan suggests that something very, very unusual is going on.
Top Editor of Chinese Tabloid Global Times Defends Patriotism in New Talk Show
Hu Xijin denounced the popular use of “patriotic thief," but some netizens pointed out that he himself has demonstrated some of the characteristics of that term.
Animated Series ‘South Park’ Showed China's President Kissing a Woman. Who Is She?
Chinese fans worried the scene, in which Xi Jinping kisses a Korean-speaking woman who is not his wife, could get the show banned.
A National Hotline Encourages Chinese to Report Suspected Spies
Netizens theorized the hotline is meant foment distrust among Chinese. "Prelude to the Cultural Revolution," one Weibo user wrote.