Tianya Club

Last updated
Type of site
Internet forum
Available in Chinese
Website tianya.cn
Launched14 February 1999

Tianya Club (Mandarin: Tiānyáshèqū 天涯社区 "End of the World" Club) is one of the most popular Internet forums in China. [1] As of 2015, it is ranked by Alexa as the 11th most visited site in the People's Republic of China and 60th overall. [2] It was founded on 14 February 1999.


It provides BBS, blog, microblog and photo album services.

Politicians have used Tianya Club to campaign, answer questions from constituents, and gather grassroots support. [3]

Notable Memes derived from Tianya Club

It has also been involved in Chinese news stories such as a revival of the 1995 Tsinghua University poisoning story about Zhu Ling. [4]

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