China’s Trending Topics

At The World of Chinese, ChinaGeeks’ Charles Custer has started posting daily updates on Baidu and Sina Weibo’s top ten trending topics, with pinyin romanisation and brief explanations for each entry. They are available on Twitter and Facebook. Here are the top five for Thursday, March 3rd:

Baidu:

1 斗破苍穹 Dòu pò cāngqióng – an online fantasy novel by popular columnist, recently updated with a new chapter

2 回家的诱惑 Huí jiā de yòuhuò – a new TV show, modern drama based on popular Korean show

3 夏家三千金 Xià jiā sān qiānjīn – a new TV show, modern romance about girls chasing happiness

4 NBA – People are watching American pro basketball games as the season continue

5 QQ – a popular Chinese instant messenging and social networking service

Weibo:

1 iPhone – people are discussing free iPhone offers and generally talking about the iPhone

2 演唱会 Yǎnchàng huì – again, people are talking about a variety of different concerts

3 个税 Gèshuì – income tax, the threshold for personal income tax in China has been raised, ppl are discussing whether it was raised enough

4 曼联 Mànlián – people are talking abt the controversial Man U-Chelsea football game, which Chelsea won 2-1 on a late penalty

5 起征点 Qǐzhēngdiǎn – threshold, the threshold for personal income tax in China has been raised, ppl are discussing whether it was raised enough

March 3, 2011 7:14 PM
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