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November 27, 2012No Comments

Hottest English portmanteaus with Chinese characteristics

Below is a list of the so-called hottest English words on Twitter posted onto Sina Weibo by Gao Xiaosong, famous songwriter and media commentator. Some of them, such as niubility and shitizen, have already entered the Internet vocabulary and come into wide use by Chinese netizens. Others are rather new, but the social phenomena they [...]

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June 25, 20128 Comments

Forced abortion victim branded ‘traitor’ for talking to foreign media

A Chinese author named Cao Junshu posted onto Sina Weibo, China’s immensely popular microblogging service, several pictures in which the local authorities led villagers to unfurl banners insulting the family of a woman who was forced to undergo an abortion seven months into her pregnancy. Until press time, the post has been reposted over 48,000 [...]

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September 29, 201110 Comments

Facebookish American befuddled by China’s internet censorship gets lectured by Chinese

He is an American. He names himself Mike on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service which combines features of Twitter and Facebook and has 90 million users. He has recently come to China. That’s all we know about him so far. An average Joe who loves and seeks adventure in the Middle Kingdom, just like [...]

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February 9, 2011One Comment

Mainland Chinese tourists fight over queue-jumping in Taiwan; netizens engage in cross-strait rants

During Chinese New Year, large spates of tourists from mainland China went to Alishan, one of the most well-known scenic spots in Taiwan. Allegedly members of one tourist group from the mainland attempted to jump the queue to ride the sightseeing train, which angered another mainland Chinese group. The scrimmage soon turned into a melee, [...]

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January 3, 20112 Comments

Music Video: Application to Join the Chinese Communist Party; netizens’ comments

Lyrics by He Peixuan Composer: Fang Shi Sung by Jiang Tao I wrote an application to join the Party at the age of 18, But was too shy to submit it to the Party Branch. I read the Party Constitution through and through, And felt I was quite a distance away from meeting its requirement. [...]

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