Drawing the News: Soccer Heroes Lose for China

Fans rent their clothes and wailed at the Chinese national soccer team’s 5-1 loss against Thailand on June 15. So downtrodden is the team that coach Jose Antonio Camacho was fired this Sunday, cutting short his three-year...

Sensitive Words: Sparta Redux

The New Normal: Sina Weibo has changed the way it blocks sensitive keywords; terms that were once just partially blocked now return zero search results. Read about the “upgrade” from Jason Ng of Blocked on Weibo. As of November...

Cartoon: “Guizhenland”, on Bear Bile Controversy

A repeat of last year’s attempt at an IPO by bear bile farmers Guizhentang has once again sparked uproar, fuelled by celebrity involvement, online video of bile being drained from whimpering animals, and the Chinese...



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