Han Han: Voice of the Post-80s Generation

China Daily profiles popular and outspoken blogger Han Han:

Han’s blog is known for attacking the establishment, and his opinions often make headlines – that is, if they pass the censors.

His thoughts on the fire that destroyed a new tower block owned by State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) in February disappeared from the Chinese Internet soon after they were posted.

But the posting was copied and forwarded thousands of times before vanishing from his blog.

He voiced the frustrations of his generation in the post: “The government needs to think about a serious issue: Its mouthpieces damage the image of their master when they operate under the current mechanism. Even a truthful story can appear fake when they are the ones reporting it.

“The younger generation has been maturing and will ridicule what these State-owned media agencies produce more and more … No wonder they (the media) are being left behind by the times.”


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