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Offbeat China

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Two years into the business of providing Chinese consumer insights to foreign companies, I feel very strongly that people outside China should learn more about the Chinese people, by not just looking at them, but truly feeling their pulses. And nowhere like the Chinese internet can show the vitality of  the Chinese people.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

Could China’s Anti-Japan Propaganda Hurt Alibaba’s Image at Home?

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With Alibaba's IPO price set between $60 to $66, the company’s market valuation could hit as much as $200 billion, if everything goes as planned...

Many Ladies Challenge China’s Traditional Female Image

Alia
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In contrary to the traditional Chinese female image of a cute, submissive and clinging lady, nü han zi is tough enough to take care of herself without a man.  

From Cities To Farms: Is Agriculture The Next Boom For China?

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With some 6.99 million fresh graduates, 2013 is said to be the toughest year for China’s new graduates to land a job. But job hunting isn’t a concern for design-majored Chen and his girlfriend Du. The young couple, who just rented 1.5 acres of land...

Why Do Chinese Netizens Think Beijing’s Airport Bomber Is A Hero?

Alia
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Ji Zhongxing, who suffered police brutality when his illegal motorcycle taxi service was shut down, detonated a bomb in the Beijing International Airport, but the act seemed to be more of a demonstration than an act of violence. 

Why Do Chinese Netizens Think Beijing’s Airport Bomber a Hero?

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What won him praises is the fact that he warned surrounding people about the bomb and shooed people away before detonating. Many netizens thought that if Ji Zhongxing was to be categorized as a terrorist, he may just as well be the kindest terrorist.

“We’re Uyghurs. We’re Not Terrorists.” A Plea From Xinjiang

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A plea from a Xinjiang native stirred up discussions of how to make peace with people from different ethnic backgrounds on Weibo. “We’re from Xinjiang. We’re Uyghurs. We’re not terrorists. There are good people and bad people in...

Li Lei and Han Meimei, The love affair of a whole generation

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Two characters in China’s English textbook used 20 years ago are back, sparking a wave of nostalgia.