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[[File:80KBill.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''@Jackie_郑文's bill, as originally posted on his Weibo account.'']][[File:80k1.jpg|200px|thumb|right|''80K Brother flaunts his wealth.'']]
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[[File:80k1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''80k Brother flaunts his wealth.'']][[File:80KBill.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account.'']]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),
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),
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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).   
Australian Lobster, King Crab, Kobe Beef, and 15 Year-old Maotai. The total bill was more than RMB 80,000 (about $12,525).   
 
  
In his 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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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).
  
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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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]].
  
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 [[Babe Guo | Guo Meimei]] that occurred months earlier.  
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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, see a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-05S7Q9UU subtitled Chinese report from New Tang Dynasty TV].
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For more information, see this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-05S7Q9UU subtitled Chinese report from New Tang Dynasty TV].
  
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Revision as of 18:38, 10 September 2013

八万哥 (Bā Wàn Gē) 80k Brother

80k Brother flaunts his wealth.
Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account.

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).

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.

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.

For more information, see this subtitled Chinese report from New Tang Dynasty TV.

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