• Andrew Collins

Top 5 Trending Topics in China of the Rio Olympics

Updated: May 30, 2019

As we approach the last few days of the Rio Olympics, we take a look at the highest trending topics on Chinese social media of the Olympics thus far.

Dramatic. Life-changing. Emotional. Rio Olympics has got it all. Despite various concerns over potential problems in the lead up to the world’s greatest sporting event, this year’s Olympics has undoubtedly impressed the audience around the world. And many of these unforgettable moments will stick around for weeks, months or even years. China’s most popular social media platform, Weibo, has been blowing up with hashtags, capturing many viral topics in the Olympics. Let’s review the top 5 trending topics in China of the Rio Olympics.

1. Diver’s Proposal

On Sunday, 14th August, Chinese diver He Zi

2. The Wrong Chinese Flag

A spark of controversy arose after Chinese netizens on Weibo discovered a discreet but crucial error in the Chinese flags used by the Olympic offic

3. Fu Yuanhui: Rio’s Most Lovable Athlete


4. Green Pool Mystery Revealed

The murky green coloured pool water for the

5. Flamboyant Zhang Guowei

Chinese high jump contestant Zhang Guowei has now attracted nearly 20 million reads on Weibo with his exuberant demeanor and stylishness. His signature crane pose along with his goofy expressions


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