Person of the Week: Captain Bo

The  comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around  and political correctness.

薄督 (Bó Dū) Captain Bo

Nickname name for Bo Xilai. The former Chongqing Party boss, who fell from grace in 2012, is also known as the King Who Pacified the West.

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