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'''八万哥 (Bāwàn Gē) 80K Brother'''
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<h3>''Bāwàn Gē'' 八万哥</h3>
  
[[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)'']]
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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: @Jackie_郑文/Weibo)'']]Nickname for notorious Weibo user ''Jackie_Zhengwen'' ([http://weibo.com/u/2948355370 @Jackie_郑文]), who posted a receipt for a RMB 80,000 (USD 12,383) dinner in 2011.
  
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]].
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On September 2, 2011, Weibo user ''Jackie_Zhengwen'' posted a photo of the receipt from a dinner he shared with nine friends. The bill included 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]. The total cost was over RMB 80,000. 
  
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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Details from "Jackie's" microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was speculation that he belonged to the [[rich second generation]]. [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 Angry netizens] dubbed him "80K Brother," after the price he seemed to be so proud of.
  
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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In his own defense, Jackie wrote, "The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice."
  
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.  
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As of May 2, 2016, [http://weibo.com/u/2948355370 Jackie's Weibo account] has been wiped clean of all posts as identifying information.
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The furious reaction to Jackie's conspicuous consumerism mirrors the uproar over [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/guo-meimei/ Guo Meimei] months earlier.  
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See also [[rich second generation]].
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 2 May 2016

Bāwàn Gē 八万哥

80K Brother flaunts his wealth. (Source: Mop)
Jackie_郑文’s bill, as posted on his Weibo account. (Source: @Jackie_郑文/Weibo)
Nickname for notorious Weibo user Jackie_Zhengwen (@Jackie_郑文), who posted a receipt for a RMB 80,000 (USD 12,383) dinner in 2011.

On September 2, 2011, Weibo user Jackie_Zhengwen posted a photo of the receipt from a dinner he shared with nine friends. The bill included exorbitantly priced exotic dishes, including giant salamander (a nationally-protected endangered species), Australian lobster, king crab, Kobe beef, and 15-year-old Maotai. The total cost was over RMB 80,000.

Details from "Jackie's" microblog account suggested he was a student at the Central Party School, and there was speculation that he belonged to the rich second generation. Angry netizens dubbed him "80K Brother," after the price he seemed to be so proud of.

In his own defense, Jackie wrote, "The dinner was so expensive because the prices were so high. I had no choice."

As of May 2, 2016, Jackie's Weibo account has been wiped clean of all posts as identifying information.

The furious reaction to Jackie's conspicuous consumerism mirrors the uproar over Guo Meimei months earlier.

See also rich second generation.

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