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八万哥 (Bāwàn Gē) 80K Brother
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'''八万哥 (Bāwàn Gē) 80K Brother'''
  
[[File:80k1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''80K Brother flaunts his wealth. (Mop)'']][[File:80KBill.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account. (Weibo)'']]On September 2, 2011, “Jackie_郑文” posted a bill from a dinner he shared with nine other friends on his Sina Weibo account. The bill included a number of exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/05/drawing-the-news-id-do-it-all-again/#maotai Maotai] liquor. The total bill was more than RMB 80,000 (about $12,525). 
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[[File:80k1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''80K Brother flaunts his wealth. (Source: Mop)'']][[File:80KBill.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account. (Source: Weibo)'']]
  
In his own defense, “Jackie” stated, “The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice”  (我吃这个饭这么贵是因为餐费这么贵。我也没有办法).
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Nickname for "Jackie_郑文" who posted a bill on his Sina Weibo account of more than RMB 80,000 from a dinner he shared with nine friends. Details from Jackie’s microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was widespread speculation that Jackie belonged to the [[rich second generation]].
  
Details from Jackie’s microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was widespread speculation that Jackie belonged to the [[rich second generation]].
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On September 2, 2011, “Jackie_郑文” posted a bill from a dinner he shared with nine other friends on his Sina Weibo account. The bill included a number of exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/05/drawing-the-news-id-do-it-all-again/#maotai Maotai] liquor. The total bill was more than RMB 80,000 (about $12,525). 
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In his own defense, Jackie stated, “The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice”  (我吃这个饭这么贵是因为餐费这么贵。我也没有办法).
  
 
When details of the dinner and Jackie’s [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2011/09/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E5%85%9A%E6%A0%A1%E5%85%AB%E4%B8%87%E5%93%A5%E9%83%91%E6%96%87-jackie%E5%9B%BE%E9%9B%86/ other ostentatious shows of wealth] [zh] became public, netizens reacted strongly and dubbed him “80K Brother.” Netizen reaction to this conspicuous consumer mirrored the uproar over [[Guo Meimei]] just months earlier.  
 
When details of the dinner and Jackie’s [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2011/09/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E5%85%9A%E6%A0%A1%E5%85%AB%E4%B8%87%E5%93%A5%E9%83%91%E6%96%87-jackie%E5%9B%BE%E9%9B%86/ other ostentatious shows of wealth] [zh] became public, netizens reacted strongly and dubbed him “80K Brother.” Netizen reaction to this conspicuous consumer mirrored the uproar over [[Guo Meimei]] just months earlier.  
 
For more information, watch this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-05S7Q9UU subtitled Chinese report from New Tang Dynasty TV].
 
  
 
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]] [[Category: Conspicuous consumption]]

Revision as of 14:03, 14 March 2015

八万哥 (Bāwàn Gē) 80K Brother

80K Brother flaunts his wealth. (Source: Mop)
Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account. (Source: Weibo)

Nickname for "Jackie_郑文" who posted a bill on his Sina Weibo account of more than RMB 80,000 from a dinner he shared with nine friends. Details from Jackie’s microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was widespread speculation that Jackie belonged to the rich second generation.

On September 2, 2011, “Jackie_郑文” posted a bill from a dinner he shared with nine other friends on his Sina Weibo account. The bill included a number of exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old Maotai liquor. The total bill was more than RMB 80,000 (about $12,525).

In his own defense, Jackie stated, “The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice” (我吃这个饭这么贵是因为餐费这么贵。我也没有办法).

When details of the dinner and Jackie’s other ostentatious shows of wealth [zh] became public, netizens reacted strongly and dubbed him “80K Brother.” Netizen reaction to this conspicuous consumer mirrored the uproar over Guo Meimei just months earlier.

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