Jonathan Watts, the China correspondent for The Guardian, has recently put in his year so far article about the internet here. It covers a lot of familiar ground and quotes Zonaeuropa and Danwei.org, among others, as sources. One of the most quoted facts in these kinds of articles is the world’s most read blog being “Lao Xu”. Lao Xu is the Sina.com blog of actress/writer/director Xu Jing Lei 徐静雷.
So what’s going on at the world’s most popular blog? This is what we found in her latest post:
…Today was a day of leisure … I checked out a vineyard at Vergelegen, and tasted some of the wines there … there were so many little grapes , like black pearls …after cleaning with water they were as shiny and beautiful as the skin of our African brothers …ate freshy picked fruit, so sweet …[Translation by Shanghaiist.]
Danwei readers might have seen that she is currently touring South Africa. Chinese language readers will notice we’ve been kind. At least she’s trying.