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五毛 (wǔ máo): fifty cent
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五毛 (wǔ máo): fifty cents
  
Netizens first coined the term [[Fifty Cent Party]]to refer to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/08/an-inside-look-at-a-50-cent-party-meeting/ undercover Internet commentators] who were paid by the government to sway public opinion (“fifty cents” is a reference to the alleged pay received per post). Now, however, the term is used to describe anyone who actively and publicly posts opinions online that defend or support government policy. As such, the so-called Fifty Cent Party has become the object of much scorn for many netizens. See, for example, [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/han-han-fifty-cent-party-must-work-overtime/ this post by Han Han], this comical account of the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/06/fifty-cent-party-member/ birth of a fifty cent member], and this satirical “[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/the-fifty-cents-party-training-manual/ training manual]” for Fifty Cent Party members. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/fifty-cent-party/ Read more about the Fifty Cent Party] via CDT.
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[[File:fifty cent.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''Grass-mud horse shown on the fifty cent bill'']] Netizens first coined the term "[[Fifty Cent Party]]" to refer to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/08/an-inside-look-at-a-50-cent-party-meeting/ undercover Internet commentators] who were paid by the government to sway public opinion ("fifty cents" is a reference to the alleged pay received per post). Now the term is used to describe anyone who actively and publicly posts opinions online that defend or support government policy. As such, the so-called Fifty Cent Party has become the object of much scorn. See [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/han-han-fifty-cent-party-must-work-overtime/ this post by Han Han], this comical account of the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/06/fifty-cent-party-member/ birth of a fifty center], and this satirical “[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/the-fifty-cents-party-training-manual/ training manual]” for Fifty Cent Party members.  
  
[[File:fifty cent.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Grass-mud horse shown on the fifty cent bill]]
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[[File:wao.png|400px|thumb|left|Made-up character combing the characters for fifty cents. This new character is pronounced "wao."]]
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[[File:Wu Hao.jpg|400px|thumb|left|[[Wu Hao]], (伍皓), deputy director of the Yunnan Province Propaganda Department showered with 50 cent bills during a speech.]]
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[[File:wumao ad.png|400px|thumb|left|Love to hide, do not love the truth
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Love to comment, also love to be highlighted
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Love to guide public opinion, and love even more to pretend to be a netizen
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[[File:wao.png|400px|thumb|left|''Made-up character combing the characters for fifty cents. This new character is pronounced ''wao''.'']]
My ten fingers are black
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[[File:Wu Hao.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''[[Wu Hao]] (伍皓), deputy director of the Yunnan Province Propaganda Department showered with fifty-cent bills during a speech.'']]
I do not have eyes
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[[File:wumao ad.png|400px|thumb|left|''"Love to hide, do not love the truth /
Who am I?
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''Love to be first, love to stand out /
You cannot see me.
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''Love to guide public opinion, and love even more to pretend to be a netizen /
I am an Internet commentator
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''My ten fingers are black /
I am a member of the Fifty Cent Party]]
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''I do not have eyes /
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''Who am I? /
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''You cannot see me. /
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''I am an Internet commentator /
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''I am Fifty Cents"'']]
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 10:42, 4 April 2012

五毛 (wǔ máo): fifty cents

Grass-mud horse shown on the fifty cent bill
Netizens first coined the term "Fifty Cent Party" to refer to undercover Internet commentators who were paid by the government to sway public opinion ("fifty cents" is a reference to the alleged pay received per post). Now the term is used to describe anyone who actively and publicly posts opinions online that defend or support government policy. As such, the so-called Fifty Cent Party has become the object of much scorn. See this post by Han Han, this comical account of the birth of a fifty center, and this satirical “training manual” for Fifty Cent Party members.
Made-up character combing the characters for fifty cents. This new character is pronounced wao.
Wu Hao (伍皓), deputy director of the Yunnan Province Propaganda Department showered with fifty-cent bills during a speech.
"Love to hide, do not love the truth / Love to be first, love to stand out / Love to guide public opinion, and love even more to pretend to be a netizen / My ten fingers are black / I do not have eyes / Who am I? / You cannot see me. / I am an Internet commentator / I am Fifty Cents"