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Top 4 hottest topics on Chinese social media this week

Stella Yu and Toni Tang

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

4. A bite of Winter Festival
(5.78 million pageviews, 1315 comments)
The lunar Chinese winter festival fell on Tuesday. It is a big holiday for foodies! Traditional food with various meanings is served on the table and posted online, making people drool at first sight! Among all the choices the most popular items were dumplings. It is said that dumplings are made into an ear-shape so that people don’t get frozen ears in winter!

3. Use the “W” gesture to confess your love
(11.1 million pageviews, 21,000 comments)
Want to learn a new trick to confess your love? At a Christmas concert, popular Chinese girl group SNH48 introduced the “W” gesture, which stands for the word “waiting”. This gesture has gone viral on weibo, with users posting this gesture to express their love to their loved ones. “I’ll wait forever until you say ‘Yes’!” If you are too shy to say it out loud…well, post it!

2. Landslide in Shenzhen
(300 million pageviews, 136,000 comments)
Last Sunday, a terrible landslide happened in an industrial park in Shenzhen. The whole industrial park was buried. The disaster area covers about 100,000 square meters. The rescue and relief work began right after the disaster happened. Weibo users were closely following the rescue process. They pray for the missing and also express their gratitude and respect for tireless rescue teams.

1. Merry Christmas
(57.1 million pageviews, 1.18 million comments)
Christmas fell on Friday. Though Christmas is a western festival, many Chinese netizens share their western compatriots enthusiasm for celebrating it. They have initiated online activities for Chinese all over the world to post Christmas photos on Weibo. Hundreds of thousands of Internet users have

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

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