Top 4 hottest topics on Chinese social media this week

Toni Tang and Stella Yu

AllChinaTech brings you the four most talked-about topics this week on Weibo, one of China’s largest social media networks.

4. Keep a pet fish in your collar bone
(13 million views, 1,882 comments)

Modern aesthetic preferences lean toward fitness and slimness. Weibo users have created new ways to compare who can be fitter. People are posting pictures of themselves keeping pet fish in their collar bones to demonstrate their fitness.


3. Blue sky, please don’t go!
(32.8 million views; 67,000 comments)

The northern wind has forced out the smog that covered China’s capital for almost a week. Beijing this week has seen crystal blue skies. Weibo users have tried to capture the moment with their cameras. People are posting photos online and selecting the prettiest ones.

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2. Every fatty has potential to be sexy

(57.7 million views; 10,000 comments)

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Weibo users have created a new trendy phrase “every fatty has potential”, after a Chinese college student brought his weight down from 130 kg to 90 kg and became a public star. He has inspired Weibo users to post their current hot photos comparing to when they were chunky. Some users have dug up photos of film stars when they were less presentable.

1. What you are thankful for in 2015?

(96.5 million views; 154,000 comments)

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Screenshot of Taiwanese singer Blackie Chen’s well wishing of family and friends for 2015.

Americans aren’t the only ones who celebrate Thanksgiving, Chinese people have a special way of showing appreciation online. On Weibo, users including celebrities have written down their thanks to family, friends and whomever has helped them.

(Numbers of pageviews and comments were counted on Sunday)


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