Translation: Socialist Core Value Humor

CDT has translated a selection of Chinese political jokes that have been making the rounds on social media. These jokes all poke fun at China’s so-called core socialist values, a set of 12 words used by the CCP to promote...

China Braces For End Of World

With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...

Bitter Jokes about Censorship

Yuzhe Ziyu, a netizen living in Chongqing, posted a call for tales of censorship on his Google+ profile on February 3. Below are the responses he received. Read the original here. Translated by Deng Bolun. Yuzhe Ziyu: Tell...

Two Jokes About Current Events

Two jokes are currently circulating in Chinese cyberspace which take on current events: The first one refers to recent tensions over the East China Sea. [Diaoyu Islands belong to which country?] Answer: Bring a laptop computer...

A Village With Only One Restaurant

Danwei’s Jeremy Goldkorn translates a joke currently being passed around on Sina Weibo and beyond: There is a village that only has one restaurant. Everyone in the village has to eat at that restaurant. Villager: Why...

Top ‘Jokes’ in China 2007 – ESWN

From ESWN: “If there is something that you don’t understand, just remember that this is China and you will understand!” The following list of ‘jokes’ was compiled by a Tianya netizen named Laome2018 (via Sohoxiaobao). These ‘jokes’ are not funny at all; in fact, they are solemn and dismal. But these are extraordinary times in […]

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