iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Toddler Peeing in Public Divides the Chinese Internet

Listen now 18 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Toddler Peeing in Public Divides the Chinese Internet

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 April 2014

As a video of a child urinating in the streets of Hong Kong goes viral on Chinese social media, we find out how the huge reaction reveals cultural tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China. BBC Chinese’s Martin Yip joins Mukul from Hong Kong.

The hashtag #EPNvsInternet attracted nearly one million tweets in Mexico. A social media campaign under the hashtag protested a new bill proposed by the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto, which seeks further controls over online activity.

And BBC Trending have been out on the tiles in Bangalore, India. We find out why the city’s nightlife is a point of contention in the coming elections, and how young people are using social media to seek out parties.

This week presenter Mukul Devichand is joined in the Trending studio by BBC social media editor for World Service David Cuen and BBC Trending’s very own Benjamin Zand.


More from the BBC Trending team

Mukul Devichand

What trends have Mukul Devichand and the team found this week?


  1. Image for Trending


    How social media is reshaping culture, politics and society, Trending explains the stories the world…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss