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What's on Weibo Newsletter 04.13.16

“The years from 1986-1989 were the blossoming days for a new type of music in China, but it was more
April 13 · Issue #2 · View online
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The years from 1986-1989 were the blossoming days for a new type of music in China, but it was more than that: those were the days of liberation. Everybody thought: we’re opening up, we’re becoming modern. It was the build-up to the student movement of ’89. Rock music was a big part of it“ - it’s sinologist & musician Jeroen den Hengst speaking, who became part of Beijing rock scene as it flourished in the late 1980s. I spoke to Den Hengst about his life in Beijing and the early days of rock in China, before, during and after the Tiananmen protests of 1989. Read all about it in our latest interview
From what’s not on Weibo back to what’s on Weibo: naked pictures always cause some sort of upheaval on Sina Weibo, whether they are because of a fraud who attracted attention for his naked attempt to get hit by a car in Zhejiang, or a nude model in Tibet. 
As for other Weibo news: Stephen Hawking made his entrance to Chinese social media, where he received a warm welcome. And in an aging society, taking care of elderly parents has become the focus of public debate again. As of May 1st, Shanghai residents may face black marks on their credit if they do not regularly visit their parents. For all this and our other latest articles, please find an overview below. 
Manya Koetse (What’s on Weibo editor)

The Early Days of Rock in China – Interview with Sinologist & Hardrocker Jeroen den Hengst - What's on Weibo
Naked Pictures in Tibet Cause Online Controvery - What's on Weibo
Naked 'Pengci' Is At It Again - Hopes to Be Hit by Mercedes for Compensation Money - What's on Weibo
Filial Piety, Where Art Thou? Debate on Care for Elderly Parents Reignited - What's on Weibo
The 'Zhinan' Stereotype: Teasing the 'Straight Guy' is an Online Game - What's on Weibo
Welcome to Sina Weibo, Stephen Hawking! - What's on Weibo
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