satire

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...

Shopping With Your Girlfriend, For The 18th Time

For Tea Leaf Nation, Yale University student Xiaoying Zhou translates a recent Renren.com blog post from a Peking University student that went viral to the tune of more than 26,000 shares as of Wednesday. While disguised as a...

America: a ‘Foolish and Backward Nation’

As Hillary Clinton visits China, Tea Leaf Nation’s David Wertime translates an anonymous satirical essay on America’s many supposed failings compared with the author’s native China. The post also appears at The...

Little Rabbit Be Good

World Policy Journal profiles cartoonist Pi San, who has created numerous popular animations featuring a little boy, Kuang Kuang, including a satirical take on a children’s song, Little Rabbit Be Good: Pi San’s gift for...

Internet a Land of Opportunity for Chinese Cartoonists

As China’s online population of netizens continues to grow, NPR reports that Chinese cartoonists have used the web as a platform to take aim at the Communist Party as never before: Political cartoons have emerged over the...

Lei Feng: Hero For Today’s China?

Monday marked the official observance of Learn From Lei Feng Day in China, a holiday initiated by Mao Zedong in 1962 which turned a dead young soldier into a folk hero, and the central government has revved up the propaganda...

Introducing the Hexie Farm (蟹农场) CDT Series

Hexie Farm (蟹农场) is the name of a series of political cartoons created by an anonymous Chinese cartoonist who uses the pen name “疯蟹” or Crazy Crab. In recent months, his images have been widely and enthusiastically distributed...

A Guide for Big Bosses on How to Look Bad-Ass

This satirical guide to playing the perfect Communist Party official originally appeared on Huaguoshan’s Caixin blog, but has since been removed. The blog includes guides for how to “look bad-ass” (装逼 zhuang...

Why Chinese Political Humor is Spreading Online

The World’s Mary Kay Magistad reports on the rise of political humor in China and the role of the Internet in spreading subversive messages through satire. Listen here: “When the situation is getting tougher, the humor is...

Batman vs. Guard in a Military Coat

After the “Dark Knight” actor Christian Bale attempted to visit activist Chen Guangcheng on December 15, one of the security guards in CNN’s video clip who blocked and attacked Bale has become a popular Internet meme in China....

'Ditch Taiwan' Author Defends His Modest Proposal

The author of a controversial New York Times op-ed has replied to critics in a letter to The Atlantic and Foreign Policy, claiming that the piece was a mix of “serious issues and facts with irony and Swiftian...

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