“Who cares!” – Chinese netizens and online media react to the Court’s decision regarding South China Sea dispute

Key observations:

  • Strong nationalistic sentiments in social media posts and comments can be observed
  • State-controlled online media posts (including its comments) demonstrate China’s strong and united attitude to refuse the decisions by the UN tribunal
  • In defending China’s sovereignity, national groups and the state media will launch more heated comments within China’s social media landscape in the coming days and weeks
  • Still, it remains to been seen how effectively the Chinese government and its media will build up domestic public support via social media

China Internet and Social Media (CISM) Data Monitor

Think Asia Group launches new research project: The China Internet and Social Media Data Monitor

The China Internet and Social Media Data Monitor aims to provide stakeholders from multinational businesses and governments with insights on social media and internet data trends in China.