Chinese bloggers take political satire offline – Lindsay Beck
Forget loners in pyjamas and slippers pouring out their hearts in anonymous solitude. China’s bloggers are going offline — and they’re having a blast.
Among the best known is “Dai San Ge Biao”, literally meaning ‘wears three watches’ but also a play on former leader Jiang Zemin’s Three Represents, or “San Ge Dai Biao”, political theory.
A bespectacled journalist by day whose real name is Wang Xiaofeng, he’s not only busy writing diary-like posts on the Internet that run the gamut from ruminations on the state of China’s media to a defence of some of Beijing’s cruder slang, he’s also made a movie.
Only “A Hard Day’s Night”, isn’t really a movie, he insists.
See also “‘A Hard Day’s Nights’ Initiating a Trend of Poking Fun” (in Chinese) by Dai Fang, from Beijing Evening News.