This week I decided to go back to Twitter and followed a list of interesting/thoughtful Twitter feeds to get a sense of what is going on in China.
There are, actually, tons of Twitter accounts – either official or personal – talking about China. However, very few of them are contributed by Chinese citizens, for China has been blocking Twitter since 2008, right after the Tibet unrest. Instead, most of the feeds are launched in US or UK.
Ministry of Tofu translates Chinese news articles and public opinions into English, reporting what Chinese netizens discussing about current events.
The Relevant Organs focuses more on politics and international affairs. It is very critical and satirical, which we can easily tell from its name – “relevant organs” is a phrase often used in Chinese official reports or by government officers to pass the buck.
China SignPost provides analysis of China’s economic, political and security development with special interests in oil, grain, jet engines, ASBM and so on. It tweets about Chinese military occasionally.
SCMP belongs to The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premiere English language newspaper. News produced in HK always has different angle from that in either China or US, and it is fairly interesting to make comparisons among them.