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What's on Weibo - Issue #39

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It has been a week full of discussions on Chinese social media, and many of them were focused on the
 
June 29 · Issue #39 · View online
What's on Weibo
It has been a week full of discussions on Chinese social media, and many of them were focused on the difference in dorm life between Chinese and foreign students, with some Chinese netizens calling themselves “second-class citizens.” Racism has also permeated these online discussions, on which we wrote our most recent article
The shocking incidents of the Gansu suicide and the Shanghai primary school stabbing set a gloomy atmosphere on social media this week.
The emergence of actress Faye Yu as a role model for China’s bachelorettes, however, set the stage for some more upbeat discussions. For all this and more, check out the selection of recent articles we have set out for you below.
Best,
Manya Koetse (@manyapan), editor-in-chief What’s on Weibo
(PS In case you’re wondering about the highly irregular nature of this newsletter; What’s on Weibo is solely run by me, and amid all these trending topics there’s just not enough time for me to do a daily update. For all the latest, please follow @whatsonweibo on Twitter or on Facebook, or add me on LinkedIn, where the newest articles are always posted by me right after publishing. Of course, stay subscribed, we’ll keep doing (bi)weekly newsletters, too!

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Google's "Roundabout Return" to the Mainland
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