On September 12, 2017, shortly after registering an account on Twitter, @ComYouthLeague tweeted:...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 8, 2016
Authorities in Shanghai have recently cracked down on rumors of tightening real estate...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2011
Local officials in Huili, Sichuan have been the target of mockery and satire after a clearly-doctored photo of their inspection of a highway was posted on the government website. From the Guardian: The saga began on Monday when...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 19, 2011
Dragon’s Laugh (龙颜大悦) is an online volunteer production group that puts together weekly mash-up videos to distribute online. In operation since June 2010, the group of over 300 volunteers has put together 39 videos. These videos...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 28, 2010
USA Today reports on online political humor in China as an outlet for dissatisfaction with the status quo: Coded language is common in Chinese cyberspace, not just to reduce the risk of official retribution, but also to show off...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 18, 2010
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 19, 2009
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 1, 2009
Yang Guobin, associate professor of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures of Barnard College writes on the Columbia University blog: The Green Dam policy indicates that there is still a surprising degree of bluntness in the exercise...
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