Stories about China from July, 2013
Is WeChat the Next Sina Weibo in China?
There’s a battle brewing in Chinese social media between text and voicemail service WeChat and microblogging website Sina Weibo.
VIDEO: ‘Beijing State of Mind’
Mark Griffith from Blog of Niffguard has put together a music video about life in Beijing: Watch Beijing State of Mind on YouTube.
China: Rural Identity, Urban Heart
Off Beat China translated a photo feature by Sina which gives a snapshot of the life of a few post-90s migrant works in Beijing.
INFOGRAPHIC: China's ‘Losers’ to Consumers
ChinaFile has translated the infographic created by Sohu Business [zh] about the lifestyle and consumption habits of China's ordinary citizens, known as “diaosi“, who are poised to become the mainstream consumers in China. It also hints that China’s underdogs may become the country’s mainstream.
Egypt's Failings Become China's Propaganda
Following Egypt's military coup, Chinese State media ran editorials warning of the dangers of copying Western democracy, stating that democracy is not a “universal cure” for the ills that developing countries face. EPOCH TIMES has more details.
China’s Post-90s Migrant Workers
Sina Photo[zh] takes a look at the lives of China's Post-90s migrant workers who aspire to an urban lifestyle. Offbeat China has translated the stories into English.
China: Statue Built and Removed
The Statue of the Soong Ching Ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, the founder of Republic of China, was appeared in November 2011 in Zhengzhou to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, was quietly removed. Why? See Beijing Cream for the story.
Chinese Social Media Users are Rumor-Happy, Low-Educated, Report Says
A new report from the state-run Chinese Academy of Social Sciences that labels social media in China as a rumor mill and social media users in China as having low levels of education and income is raising alarm among netizens.
China Orders Grown Children to Visit Their Parents
China has put into effect a new law this week requiring grown children to visit their parents “frequently”, triggering ridicule on China's most popular microblogging website Sina Weibo among users.
Breast Milk Popular Among China's Rich
Since the 2008 milk scandal in which tainted baby formula poisoned hundreds of babies, China's Southern Shenzhen are enjoying a new nourishment: human breast milk. Wet nurses are hired to breast feed some babies and even adults. Offbeat China has more details.
ChinaSMACK has translated a “one-point” essay from a test-taker at China's annual National College Entrance Exam that took place last month. The critical essay reviewed China's social problems in the recent years, including the rampant corruption and food scandal.
We're Uyghurs. We're not terrorists.
Against the background of two violent unrests in Xinjiang, a plea from an Uyghur from Xinjiang stirred up discussions of how to make peace with people from different ethnic backgrounds on Chinese social media. More from Offbeat China.
China's New Petition Website Crashes on First Day
China's new petition website crashed on the first day of its launch, sparking mockery and criticism from online users.
Riots Spark Ethnic Policy Debate in China
While Chinese government is tightening anti-terror efforts in Xinjiang due to the recent Xinjiang riots, an online plea from a Xinjiang native has triggered discussions on the causes of the constant violent clashes between Uyghurs and the Han people. Some netizens think the problem lies in the Chinese government’s ethnic policies. Offbeat China...