netizens

Lessons to be Drawn From China’s Textbook Controversy

China is set to investigate school textbooks after illustrations deemed to be sexually suggestive or politically inappropriate caused an uproar on social media.  On Monday, the Chinese Ministry of Education ordered a nationwide...

Netizens Decry The Display Of Their IP Addresses

Several of China’s largest social media companies including Weibo, Douyin, Toutiao, Zhihu, Kuaishou, and Xiaohongshu have announced that they will display users’ IP addresses. The measure, which will affect the majority of...

Word of the Week: “Taliban in Spirit”

This week, many Chinese netizens, like the rest of the world, have been fixating on a crisis-stricken Afghanistan. The Chinese government has reiterated that it would not “interfere with Afghanistan’s internal affairs,” and that...

Viral Content: Pray for Jade

Viral Content is a new CDT series introducing terms coined and used by Chinese netizens during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 outbreak. These terms include both subversive critiques of government policies and nationalistic support of...

Word of the Week: Cured Meat

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...

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