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What's on Weibo - Let's Get Married?

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Marriage and babies have been a big topic of discussion on Chinese social media recently, especially
 
August 23 · Issue #40 · View online
What's on Weibo
Marriage and babies have been a big topic of discussion on Chinese social media recently, especially after online controversies over published articles in state media proposing a ’no (second) child tax’ and rumors over an upcoming ’single’s tax.’ “The state is officially pressuring us to get married now,” many say, with others writing: “Let’s just get married then, to pay less taxes!”
But in our most recent Op-Ed, author Frankie Huang argues that the latest policies are too much focused on the idea that China has low birthrates because young couples think a (second) baby is too expensive for them. “It’s not all about the money,” Huang writes (read here).
As for other news; China’s “big stomach stars” have become all the rage on live-streaming sites, where skinny women eat a week’s worth of food in one sitting. Is this latest trend just harmless entertainment, or is it promoting unhealthy and dangerous eating habits?
For all that and more, check out our latest articles in the selected to-read list below. As you know (new subscribers, welcome!), our newsletter is quite irregular, but if you want to receive daily updates on new content, follow What’s on Weibo on Twitter or Facebook, or follow me on Twitter or add me on LinkedIn.
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Manya Koetse (editor-in-chief What’s on Weibo)

Binging and Purging as Online Trend: From China's "Big Stomach Stars" to "Vomit Bars"
"Single's Tax": A Hot Term That Is Banned on Weibo Now
(Op-Ed) Not All About the Money: Why the One Child Generation Aren’t Keen on Having More Babies (Op-Ed) Not All About the Money: Why the One Child Generation Aren’t Keen on Having More Babies
China's Proposed 'No Child Tax' Stirs Controversy: "First Forced Abortions, Now Pressured Into Pregnancy"
"Go and Wear Your Miniskirts!" - Shenzhen Police Fights Sexual Harassment on Public Transport, Protects Freedom of Dress
Princess Syndrome Candidates? Shanghai Kid's Spa "Twinkle" Turns Children into Little Stars
Why Disney's Christopher Robin Is Not Released in China (And It's Not Just Because of Winnie) Why Disney's Christopher Robin Is Not Released in China (And It's Not Just Because of Winnie)
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