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Trending today: A few months after students of a private middle school in China's Jiangsu province ha
 
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Trending today: A few months after students of a private middle school in China’s Jiangsu province had moved to their new campus, they started falling sick. By now, almost 500 of them have been diagnosed with different illnesses, varying from eczema and bronchitis to cancer and leukemia. Chinese netizens collectively cry out now that the nightmarish story behind the school has been exposed: the school campus was built on a toxic waste dump. Read about it in our story on it, and we will keep on following this for the time to come. 
SK-II’s ad campaign on China’s ‘leftover women’ has been popping up in social media’s trending topic lists since April 7. The ad has triggered much discussion on the phenomenon of China’s ‘leftover women’ and the ad itself, with some calling it ‘hypocritical’. Is it really? Read about it in our latest background article
Also check out our other articles, with some interesting insights on autism in China and the ’teasing wedding tradition’ by the new What’s on Weibo author Diandian Guo. 
Best,
Manya Koetse (What’s on Weibo editor)


Changzhou "Toxic School" Scandal: Hundreds of Students Fall Sick, Some With Leukemia - What's on Weibo
Behind SK-II's China's "Change Destiny" Campaign - What's on Weibo
Stars or Weaklings? Autism and Public Awareness in China - What's on Weibo
China's 'Naohun' Tradition: Are Wedding Games Going Too Far? - What's on Weibo
Liang Yuxiang, 61-Year-Old Granddad with Killer Body - What's on Weibo
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