Viral Week is our weekly round-up of the weekend’s trending memes, humor, rumor, gossip, and everything else Chinese netizens are chatting about.
This week, the Amazon coat, bad waxworks, and a drunk versus a dog. But first…
Winner takes all
An employee who won 6 million RMB from a lottery ticket he received at his company’s annual party has defended his legal right not to share the winnings with other staff—and police and netizens agree
A drunk motorist spent half an hour “arguing” with a stray dog in Changshu, before police arrived
An unremarkable down jacket, made by Chinese company Orolay, has become widely popular in the US—thanks to Amazon and social media, analysts say
Tourists in Chongqing are demanding refunds from a zoo that advertised lions, crocodiles, and ostriches, but offered only livestock, including goats, ducks…and a dog labeled as “bear”
Waxworks in Beijing’s Grand View Garden, depicting characters from Dream of the Red Chamber, have not aged well: Pictures of the sorry statues were shared over the weekend, with some claiming they were reducing small children to tears