Spotted on Weibo: Aircraft Carrier or Night Club?

Real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi (@潘石屹) tweeted a picture of China’s new aircraft carrier, Liaoning, in its full dress to celebrate National Day with the comment, “Neon light on the aircraft carrier. Looks bad. It’s …

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Online Democracy, Sort Of

For Chinese citizens, voting is easy–if you’re a Weibo user, that is. The votes may not have any legal effect, but a profusion of online polls allows netizens to cast a “shadow” vote on matters …

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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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