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