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First and foremost, I think it is important to address Chinas views toward the LGBT community. The article, Chinese attitudes towards gay rights, discusses why China is unwilling to accept gay rights. Up until 2001, LGBT were considered a mental disorder. In Chinese society, they placed a strong importance on getting married and having a son to extend the family name. Many gays are still rejected by their families, school, and work place. Since China is not a democracy, China's Communist Party doesn't allow for self expression on the streets and attempts to end every conversation regarding gay concerns on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Global Media News
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The article, Hard Times For Feminists In China by Jiayun Feng, explains in detail how much feminists... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Global Media News
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This week IKEA, a well known furniture and appliance chain, received an immense amount of backlash after they aired a controversial ad in China that many believed to be sexist. Although IKEA immediately removed the ad due to disapproval, a lot of people in China are still outraged. The ad consisted of a Chinese mom stating to her daughter "Don't call me your mom if you cannot bring back a boyfriend." The ad continues by the daughter bringing home a boyfriend and everyone is happy. The ad concludes with "celebrate everyday easily." Social media users, mostly Chinese women, have been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Global Media News
Chinese officials have blocked an immense amount of the messaging app called WhatsApp. This is a huge setback for Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, because Facebook Inc owns WhatsApp. Zuckerberg has really been making an effort to push his platforms back into the Chinese market, WhatsApp is the last app standing. He is studying Mandarin and having meetings with Chinese politicians. Last July, China had blocked the exchange of videos, video chats, voice chats, photographs, and many other files through WhatsApp for a about a month. China continues to broaden online censorship and place strict surveillance over text... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Global Media News
China is very concerned with the spread of violence, rumors, and pornography through social media platforms. China feels that national security and social order are being threatened. In the article “China Investigates Top Local Social Media Sites in Push to Control Content” by Cate Cadell, she discusses China’s most popular media platforms that are under investigation for not adhering to the standard computer network regulations. Meetings are currently being held in China regarding the spread of false political news and the effects it may have on social order. China is drawing a line for social media content people can publish... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Global Media News
If you aren't familiar with Gigi Hadid, she is a popular American fashion model. Last February, Gigi was recorded by her sister, Bella Hadid, on Snapchat imitating a cookie that was shaped like Buddha. Personally, after viewing the Snapchat post for myself, I do not believe Gigi was cruelly making fun of Asians. To me, it seemed like their was no thought behind what she did. It was not malicious, yet a simple misunderstanding. I honestly think it was one of those situations where one carelessly acted before thinking, which we've all been guilty of at some point. People in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Global Media News
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