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Game On: Angry Birds Maker Coming to China

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC+0)

Angry Birds (愤怒的小鸟), the infamous computer game, is coming to China. The game, of course, is already here, with nearly 40 million downloads so far. But the company behind the game, Rovio, is now setting up a center for animation in Shanghai.  The company told the China Daily that it wants to focus on the neglected […]

Gadhafi Death Sparks Online Opinions in China

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 1:24 am (UTC+0)

Moammar Gadhafi’s (卡扎菲) death on Thursday shocked the Chinese nation, where attitudes toward the former Libyan (利比亚) leader are changing. There was a time when China described the former Libyan leader as “strongman” in the middle east.  But recently, State-owned media like Xinhua and have referred to him as a “madman.” On Sina Weibo, there is […]

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Toddler Death Sparks Outcry Over Morality in China

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC+0)
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  Yueyue (悦悦), the toddler who was run over in Foshan, Guangdong province (广东佛山) and left to die by many passing adults, has sparked an outcry over morality in China. The toddler, whose parents were working nearby, died early in the morning on October 21. When the incident occurred last week, video footage of the […]

“Ice Cream Sandwich” Comes to China in Hong Kong Debut

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:06 pm (UTC+0)

The newest Android phone has been unveiled right here in China and I have to say, it looks pretty sweet. In Hong Kong Wednesday, Google (谷歌) and Samsung (三星) showed off the newest Nexus phone, which runs the brand new Android OS called “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The phone, official called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be […]

Huaxi Village Reaches for the Sky

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)

The opening of a new skyscraper might not be news in most big cities. But as you can see from the picture above, the Longxi International Hotel towers over the small community of Huaxi in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Huaxi Village (华西村), which claims to be China’s richest village, unveiled  the 74-story, 328 meter tall […]

Xinhai Revolution: Serious, And Not So Serious

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:14 pm (UTC+0)
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October 10 marked an important anniversary for China.  It had been 100 years since the last dynasty in China was overthrown and replaced by a Republic. The Xinhai Revolution (辛亥革命), beginning with the Wuchang Uprising (武昌起义) of October 10, 1911, was pivotal for the Chinese; the following year, Sun Yat-sen (孙中山) founded a new government. […]

Occupy Wall Street Creates a Buzz in China

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:37 pm (UTC+0)

The movement that has gripped America’s financial district, protests made to the financial establishment in the West, has also taken hold on the Chinese Internet. Occupy Wall Street (占领华尔街) were protests that began in New York’s banking center on September 17, which then spread to other cities around the United States. . China’s own intellectual […]

Fans Erect Shrine to Steve Jobs Outside Apple Store in Beijing

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 12:09 am (UTC+0)
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There is a new shrine in Beijing to Steve Jobs (史蒂夫·乔布斯), the co-founder of Apple Computer who died this week. At the capital’s only Apple store (苹果店) in located in Sanlitun (三里屯) in eastern Beijing, fans of Jobs chose to put down pieces of fresh apples as well as bouquets of flowers. White cards with […]

China Space Launch Sparks Nationalistic Speculations

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC+0)
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China’s recent launch of a habitable space laboratory module has sparked a new round of speculations on forums dedicated to China’s military strength. Tiangong-1 (天宫一号), which means Heaven Palace-1, was launched in China on September 29 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It is China’s first space lab module that has the capacity to carry […]

Chinese Social Network Buys Video Site

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm (UTC+0)
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One of China’s biggest social networking sites has purchased a declining video sharing site, sparking some negative feedback. Renren, valued at $5 billion earlier this year, spent only $80 million for, one of the country’s larger video sharing sites. Founded in 2005, Renren is popular with university students and was formerly named the “On-Campus […]

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China Wangre (中国网热) is a wide-ranging look at the latest digital news and trends from the world’s largest online population.

Beijing native Alice Liu follows what’s hot and how people in China are using mobile devices, traditional websites and social media to connect with each other and the rest of the world.

Fluent in Mandarin and English, Alice has written on technology issues in China for publications such as “The Guardian”, “The Huffington Post” and “”.

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