"Can't leave the building, and it's getting more and more difficult to buy food online," one Xi'an resident said in a post on the social media platform Weibo.
According to the IOC's statement, Peng Shuai said in the 30-minute video call that she is doing well, appreciated the concern but asked for her privacy.
The Chinese tennis player disappeared after accusing a former top official of sexual assault. The IOC and Chinese government refused to comment.
The former doubles no. 1 has not been seen or heard from since making sexual assault allegations against a former high-ranking Chinese official.
The alleged incident has caused significant attention and backlash on Chinese social media website Weibo.
"I was so frightened that afternoon, never thinking that this thing could happen," Peng's post said.
The works of Chinese actor Zhao Wei were scrubbed from the internet last week. She has hinted that she remains in the country amid rumors of an escape to France.
Chinese athletes have made tearful apologies or been forced to delete social media posts due to online abuse.
Badminton player Chen Qingchen issued an apology, but her expletive-laden performance has gone viral in China.
The first of four crewed missions to the Chinese space station was successfully launched early Thursday as the nation's deep-space ambitions took another meaningful step forward.
China's state-owned media outlets were flooded with comments by unsatisfied Weibo users this week. This follows reports of the government's response to Sunday's visit to Taipei by three U.S. senators.
Over the past few years, a number of superstitious citizens have been arrested for throwing coins at planes for good luck.
Chinese phone maker Vivo has demonstrated a mobile that can change color at the touch of a button.
The coronavirus began infecting workers in a wholesale seafood market in the Hubei province city of Wuhan late last year.
A group of tourists at Beijing Zoo in China were caught on video chucking rocks at a giant panda in footage posted to social media site Weibo.
"I had thought fresh fruits were very nutritious and it would not do me harm by injecting them into my body," the woman reportedly said.
The advert was criticized for its mocking depiction of Chinese culture.
The woman, whose identity remains unknown, was rescued by local police in Lanzhou City and suffered fractured ribs.
Three managers have been sentenced to jail time for the bizarre discipline regime.
Ten people have reportedly taken the opportunity to avoid a fine by confessing on Weibo, a popular microblogging platform.
Weibo's move has been perceived as a crackdown on ideas that do not fall in line with socialism.
Humans are damaging Earth and "we should think about exploring planets that may have the potential to sustain human life."
Chinese social media users who wanted to discuss Putin during the G20 were out of luck.
Chinese social media users were not happy with United's explanation for forcibly removing a man from a flight.
Twitter is a powerhouse in Japan, where linguistic differences mean a 140-character limit is more than enough space to express yourself.