Why Is The Big Bang Theory Big in China?

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When producers at U.S. network CBS launched a show in 2007 chronicling the daily lives and dating woes of four nerdy California Institute of Technology scientists and their cute female neighbor, they almost certainly didn’t …

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China Watches ‘Breaking Bad’

The Breaking Bad Cast at the 65th Emmy Awards - Press Room at Nokia Theater on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA(Via Bigstockphoto)

Why do millions of Chinese care about a fictitious New Mexico meth cook? The soon-to-be-concluded television drama series Breaking Bad, which depicts embattled high school chemistry teacher Walter White’s transformation into a crystal methamphetamine kingpin, …

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Chinese Government Reminds Netizens Who's Boss

It’s spring outside, but a chill wind is blowing through the Chinese blogosphere. After the government shocked observers with a Friday night crackdown that saw 16 sites shuttered for “spreading malicious rumors” with “negative social …

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Romance of the Three Microblog Kingdoms

Rachel of Tea Leaf Nation is honored to be a guest columnist for TechRice,  a popular blog that offers sharp analysis of the China tech scene, from startups to internet giants and angels to IPOs. Here is …

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A Primer on Censorship in Chinese Social Media

Censorship has just cost Sina Weibo, China’s premier microblogging platform, two of its major liberal voices. Just days apart, Messrs. Zhang Min and Yu Jianrong, two liberal professors that Tea Leaf Nation has profiled in …

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