Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
WeChat has a billion reasons to celebrate app’s lifestyle inroads
WeChat, the most widely used Chinese social media platform in China, is celebrating its eighth year with over a billion monthly active users.
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:00
'Don’t go to Thailand' – another Chinese social media firestorm
Thai officials from the Tourist Assistance Centre (TAC) have visited the female Chinese blogger who lost her left arm in a road accident on the way from Bangkok to Ko Chang.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:40
China's Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products
Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive told AFP, brushing off concerns over censorship and credibility.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30
Watch : Young diners in China had the shock of their lives when a rat jumped into their hot pot
In a video circulating on Chinese social media sites, the four diners are seen leaping from their seats and away from their table at the Shenzhen restaurant, after a rat scurried down from the ceiling.
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:02
Chinese urged to boycott US firms, but Big Mac fans unconvinced
The messages began to pop up on Chinese social media as the trade spat with the United States sizzled, urging people to boycott McDonald's and other American firms to "defend the economic Great Wall".
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:00
Dealing with the homework pandemic
Believe it or not, homework, not smog or housing prices, is causing nervous breakdowns for Chinese parents. Chinese social media are full of stories about neighbours hearing parents yelling while helping their children with homework.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:49
Chinese social media block profile pic changes during congress
Beijing - Chinese tech companies have prevented social media users from changing profile pictures and user names amid heightened security as a key Communist Party conclave opened Wednesday in Beijing.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:09
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
BEIJING - Has Winnie the Pooh done something to anger China's censors? Some mentions of the lovable but dimwitted bear with a weakness for "hunny" have been blocked on Chinese social networks.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:00
Telecom operators asked to explain SIM cards seized from Chinese suspects
THE NATIONAL telecom watchdog will summon three major telecom operators over the recent discovery of more than 300,000 SIM cards allegedly used to manipulate Chinese social media.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:00
Prayut orders probe into ‘ploy to manipulate Facebook likes’
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered police to extend their investigation after three Chinese men working illegally in Thailand were arrested for a scheme to boost “likes” and page views on Chinese social media pages to determine if there was a hidden political or business agenda behind such crimes.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:52
Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall
BEIJING - Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in concrete, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:49
Chinese Internet on edge of outrage after Lady Gaga meets Dalai Lama
BEIJING - Poker faces were in short supply after Lady Gaga met the Dalai Lama, with Chinese social media users erupting in fury Monday.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:52
Stephen Hawking's brief history on Chinese social media
Shanghai -- Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking entered the universe of Chinese social media with a big bang on Tuesday, with his first post to the country's Twitter-like Weibo service garnering him more than a million followers the same day.
Sat, 05 May 2012 00:00
Tussle over Chen puts the US and China on guard
How the drama involving the Chinese social activist is resolved will be a good indicator of the current state of bilateral ties between the superpowers