Desperate Illiterates: How Chinese Netizens Rip Celebrities for Their Ignorance

Chinese netizens are ripping a new generation of young celebrities to shreds for their less-than-stellar performances in various interviews


Is China’s Boy Band Boom Over?

Ten years ago, TFBoys spurred a boom in Chinese boy bands. But now fan fatigue, investor apathy, and the pandemic threaten to burst the pop star bubble.


Netizen Takes on Fallen Celebs

When police detained Li Yifeng, his fans took to social media to vent


Where Are They Now: The People Who Went Viral

From the “zipline girl” to the ex-thief with a catchphrase, here’s what happened to the ordinary people who became overnight sensations in the last 30 years


The Top Brand Scandals of 2021

Sexist, discriminatory, and dishonest brands that met the wrath of Chinese consumers this year


The Murky Management Companies Behind China’s Biggest Internet Stars

Li Ziqi, one of China’s most popular vloggers, has fallen out with her management company—what does that mean for the industry?


Viral Week: Snowstorms Batter North China and Other Trending News

Northern China sees snowstorms and lowest temperatures for a decade, another scandal for pop idol Zhou Zhennan, esports team claim League of Legends World Championship—it’s Viral Week


Will Reality TV Save Chinese Stand-Up Comedy?

Why did comedy show “Rock & Roast” get famous—and will its popularity last?


China’s “Disappeared” Celebrities of 2021

The biggest Chinese celebs engulfed by scandal so far in 2021


Viral Week: Crackdown on 'Sissy' Men and Other Trending News

Crackdown on 'sissy' male celebs, Paralympic gold for Sichuan earthquake survivor, UK student visa chaos—it's Viral Week

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