Stories about China from November, 2016
"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."
"Laziness is the driving force of scientific progress. Washing machines were invented because people were too lazy to wash their clothes."
A students was forced to make a public apology after accusing his school cafeteria of selling moldy buns. He has now left Weibo, after receiving a flood of harassing comments.
"We are so used to the leaking of personal data. We don’t care about government surveillance anymore. We are nobody."
This post was written by Catherine Lai and originally published on Hong Kong Free Press on November 12, 2016. The version below is published on Global Voices under a partnership...
"He is no criminal...He was just taking up his role as a man to safeguard his family. But the excavators have been ruining Chinese people’s homes…"
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
Xu, who has 33 years of experience working in media, is now openly expressing concern that Internet corporates may soon be more powerful than the state and the party.
"For instance, for reporters in mainland China, they go to press conferences, the conference organisers will usually give out red packets… to the reporters."
"The anxiety surrounding the prospect of the NPCSC using its nuclear powers of interpretation to “settle” the pro-independence saga reveals the fragile foundation of Hong Kong’s constitutional order..."
"He’s one of a very small number of young Chinese who have been outspoken in criticising the Chinese government on Twitter using their real names."