political satire



Why China Loves ‘The Daily Show’

After another escalation of provocative rhetoric from North Korea, Jon Stewart mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the country’s clear use of photoshop in propaganda on the April 2 episode of The Daily Show. The...

Cartoons: Article 73 in an Iron House

As the National People’s Congress prepares to vote on revisions to the Criminal Procedure Law, cartoonists in China are airing their feelings on the proposals. Most criticisms focus on Article 73, which enshrines the right...

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...

Internet Joke: “You’re Asking Me?”

During a recent police crackdown on prostitution, several nightclubs were closed in Beijing. The following joke, which is circulating online and by text message, imagines the interrogation session between an escort working at...

Yakexi: The New Year’s Hottest Internet Slang?

From the ChinaGeeks blog: Recently, the Chinese internet has been abuzz with the term yakexi [亚克西]. According to a post on Baidu’s Baike, yakexi is the Uyghur word for good. The word has been in general use as a brand name for...

Computer Technology Float for National Day Parade

Participants in the October 1st National Day celebrations, mostly students and soldiers, have been working hard to prepare for the big show. But Chinese netizens are creating their own parallel celebration as well.  Here is an...



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