Internet ‘codewords’ give rise to digital gap

China Daily had an article today on the new language, commonly used in online Chinese-language chat rooms. These are the words you often see in Chinese cyberspace, but probably have no idea what do they mean.

“The language is becoming more and more popular among the country’s more than 87 million Internet users, especially young Internet surfers. It consists of Chinese characters mingled with English letters and words, images, symbols and numbers. Over the past few years, the use of Internet language has become so common that some netizens have compiled a special dictionary consisting of more than 1,000 newly-designed cyber words. ”

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