guo meimei

As Red Cross Probe Stumbles, Critics See Red

In response to widespread public distrust in the Red Cross Society of China after the 2011 Guo Meimei scandal and accusations of disaster relief fund mismanagement during the 6.6Mw Sichuan earthquake in April, a special...

Discrepant Data Garners More Distrust for Red Cross

In 2011, Guo Meimei scandalized the name of the Red Cross Society of China at a time when many were already suspicious about the humanitarian NGO’s management of funds. After the devastating 6.6Mw earthquake hit Sichuan...

Name of the Week: Guo Meimei

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Ministry of Truth: “Heartfelt Sorrow,” Mandated

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Sichuan Propaganda Department: The media are not to independently report that the provincial Party...

Netizen Voices: After Quake, Poem for Red Cross

Chinese netizens have not forgotten Guo Meimei, the young woman who showed off designer handbags and flashy cars on Weibo in 2011, then claimed she was the “general manager of Red Cross commerce.” Though plagued by previous...

Best of the Worst: 2011 Music Video

“Oh, China! Slow down!” (祖国啊你慢些走) appeared on the overseas Chinese portal 6Park in August 2011, and has spread all over Chinese Internet. Minus the tragedies of Xiao Yueyue and the school bus crash, it packs in all...

Eight Uncharitable Lies by the WECBA

China Media Project translates a Southern Metropolis Daily article [zh] on controversy surrounding the China-Africa Project Hope organisation. The body is accused of falsely claiming affiliation with the UN and a number of...

China’s New Wealth Spurs a Market for Mistresses

China’s economic growth has fueled an appetite for luxury and lust. Incessant tales of corruption, mismanagement and extra-marital affairs have regularly been reported by newspapers and internet blogs. From the New York...

Public Trust and Online Transparency

History professor Liu Qing suggests that netizens’ scrutiny will force the opening of China’s secretive “black box” society. From Caixin Online: The Chinese people are now blessed with the ability to...



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