Lost in Translation: The Culture Wars

Just minutes after CNN declared Rick Santorum winner of Louisiana’s Saturday GOP primary, China’s netizens were already posting their Sunday-morning reactions — in sentence and smiley-face form — on the country’s most popular microblogging sites. …

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Weibo Rumor Watch — Coup in Beijing?

Here we go again. Just weeks after Tea Leaf Nation debunked rumors of Kim Jong-Un’s demise at a North Korean embassy in Beijing, we find ourselves fending once more with China’s great Internet Rumor Machine. In …

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Humour — Two Types of Capitalists in China

  The joke below from a netizen has been retweeted by Professor Han Zhiguo (@韩志国) and Professor Yang Jiacong (@王家骢的微博). Capitalists in the Mao era: those who already had their homes raided and those who will …

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