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.

拒绝广告4. Rejection to the mandatory advertisement
(18.9 million pageviews , 74,000 comments)

Recently, iQIYI, one of the most popular video streaming sites in China, prosecuted ad blocking software ADsafe for filtering the advertisements in their videos. According to iQIYI, ADsafe has affected their ad income and its behavior constitutes unfair competition. Millions of Weibo users left comments to back up ADsafe and refuse to watch mandatory ads in video programs.


复旦投毒3. Fudan University postgraduate murder case
(25.1 million pageviews , 25,000 comments)

Lin Senhao, a postgraduate in Fudan University in Shanghai who murdered his dorm mate in 2013, was executed last Friday. Due to unsettled dormitory disputes back then, Lin, a medical school candidate, murdered his roommate Huang Yang, who drank some water in the dorm that was poisoned by Lin. Netizens on Weibo either applauded justice being done, or lamented two precious lives gone over trivial disputes.


墨镜控2. I’m a huge fan of sunglasses
(28.6 million pageviews , 38,000 comments)

Can’t leave the house without makeup? No worries! All you need is a pair of sunglasses! Recently, Weibo users post selfies wearing sunglasses, saying it not only saves them time wasted putting on makeup, but also makes them look way cooler!


1. World Internet Conference
(810 million pageviews , 177,000 comments)

The second World Internet Conference was held this week in Wuzhen, a top tourist attraction in South China’s Zhejiang province. President Xi and foreign officials attended the meeting, joined by almost all the top brasses of the Chinese Internet Industry! The photo which Weibo users made the most fun was that China’s Apple, Xiaomi founder, Lei Jun caught China’s security giant Qihoo 360′ founder, Zhou Hongyi falling asleep at the conference. Someone photoshopped a dialogue between the two, teasing about their competition in smartphone manufacture.

(All photos from Weibo. The number of pageviews and comments were counted on Sunday)

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