Go with the flow
From China Digital Space
随波逐刘 (suíbō zhú Liú): go with the flow
This is a veiled reference to Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Liu Xiaobo.
Netizen changed the final character in the four-character Chinese idiom meaning “go with the flow” (随波逐流 suíbō zhú liú) from “流” (liú) to “刘” (Liú), Liu Xiaobo' surname. The new phrase sounds identical to “go with the flow,” but actually means “follow and pursue [the example of] Liu Xiaobo.”
The most frequent mention of this phrase on the iInternet is a reference to an article by Australian-based dissident Zhang Heci (张鹤慈) [zh], in which he mourns Liu's eleven year sentence and closes by calling readers to follow and pursue the example of Liu Xiaobo.
20 February 2014, by Samuel Wade
14 February 2014, by Natalie Ornell
11 February 2014, by Samuel Wade
10 January 2014, by Samuel Wade
25 December 2013, by Anne Henochowicz