While we are busy writing about Xu Jinglei’s blog knocking BoingBoing off the top spot at Technorati, bloghoo.Sohu.com puts Xu well below China’s really popular blogs–at least on Sohu, one of China’s top portals. Nydia Chen, who’s working with us at Virtual China this summer, will be doing a comparison of the top portals’ blogging ranks, so watch and wait!
Song Zude 宋祖德 is a wealthy mainland Chinese TV and film producer/director. He’s also the writer of Sohu’s No. 1 blog, which has received over 8 million hits since he started writing it in February of this year (as in, 4 months ago). He describes himself as 18 years old “at heart,” and loves nothing more than composing vicious critiques of popular Chinese stars (including Taiwan and Hong Kong). His posts are funny, mean, and full of juicy opinionated gossip.
For instance, in the last week alone he asks Zhang Ziyi if she isn’t ashamed for taking the mantle of “China’s first female star,” when her English is probably worse than his own. And he slams Taiwanese singer Zhang Huimei and singer/actress Yang Chenglin for being unpatriotic, stupid, and slutty.
See a bit more about Song Zude’s “poison pen” here, at Danwei.