China internet culture
January 31, 2023
‘Human Mines’: China’s Population Policy Flip-Flops Spark Anger
By Chauncey Jung
As China’s government deepens its push to raise the birthrate, Chinese internet users compare themselves to extracted minerals.
April 05, 2022
The Great Translation Movement Shines a Spotlight on China’s Propaganda
By Chauncey Jung
A decentralized social media campaign challenges CCP propaganda by revealing its dark narratives to a global audience.
March 30, 2022
What Will China’s Metaverse Look Like?
By Yi Jing Fly and Laura Grünberg
Whether future or fad, one thing is certain: China will not miss out on shaping this new ecosystem.
September 05, 2021
China’s Nationalist Cancel Culture
By Bingqing Yang
In China, celebrities can be blacklisted in the span of days – or even hours – for perceived offenses against national dignity.
August 17, 2021
China’s Digital Nationalism and Activism
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Florian Schneider
February 22, 2021
The Clubhouse Affair: A Stark Reminder of China’s Information Isolation
By Sarah Cook
A brief opening on an audio conversation app allowed Chinese users to speak freely with the outside world.
December 30, 2020
Tuwei, Luxury Brands, and the Pitfalls of Trying To Go ‘Local’
By Laura Grunberg and Yi Jing Fly
Tuwei culture has growing appeal among China's urban youth. But foreign brands have struggled to tap into that niche.
May 05, 2020
Will Internet Celebrities Become China’s New Channel for Projecting Soft Power?
By Jo Kim
Can the CCP co-opt the popularity of social media darlings like Li Ziqi without running their global appeal?
April 29, 2020
China’s Digital Cultural Revolution
By Johanna M. Costigan and Xu Xin
Hyper-nationalist online attacks, like the campaign against Fang Fang, have disturbing parallels to the Mao era.
February 13, 2019
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
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