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'''帝都 (dìdū): imperial capital'''
  
[[File:帝都.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''The imperial capital in 2012. ([https://www.flickr.com/photos/luther418/8514994016/in/photolist-dYrz4E-c3R7nm-c3R53m-c3QYqj-dYB3MK-e2Bn89-e2Bnbq-dZoa2v-e2BmYN-dYQajk-e2fotX-dYQakX-e1xjpC-dYsDY3-e2frS6-dZFgvB-e1dgvv-e3mgzS-fQ7LrZ-dY5tSz-dZWNEH-dYmXwM-e1rDKr-dYmXsc-e13v9J-dYsEdq-e1dgxn-e13uJd-e1rDmM-e5DcmE-e36TbC-e1rD42-e1rE5H-fQpjZj-fQ7Lbp-fQpkj5-fQpkbQ-bBNRXz-e1iWtC-e2vJez-e5xyFa-e2SQQG-e5Dd1y-e5xyC6-e1iWxU-e2Bn33-e2vJ5g-e5xyY8-fEdYHU-aT4MhZ Yong . L])'']]
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[[File:帝都.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''The imperial capital in 2012. (Source: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/luther418/8514994016/ Yong . L])'']]Beijing. Often contrasted with the Demon Capital (魔都 mó dū), i.e. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/shanghai/ Shanghai].
  
Beijing. Often contrasted with the Demon Capital (魔都 mó dū), i.e. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/shanghai/ Shanghai].
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The use of "imperial capital" to mean Beijing has increased as Internet users have come to rely more and more on code words, homonyms, and creatively indirect references to avoid and circumvent censorship. "Imperial capital" is [http://s.weibo.com/weibo/%25E5%25B8%259D%25E9%2583%25BD?topnav=1&wvr=6&topsug=1 blocked on Weibo as of June 9, 2015].
  
The use of “imperial capital” to mean Beijing has increased as Internet users have come to rely more and more on code words, homonyms, and creatively indirect references to avoid and circumvent censorship.
 
  
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<blockquote>''Diyiweiwen'' (@第一微闻): In February I ate smog. In March I ate sand. In April I ate catkins. Today this damn meal has arrived!! Long live the '''imperial capital'''! (April 15, 2015)</blockquote>
  
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<blockquote>二月吃霾,三月吃沙,四月吃絮,今天尼玛来了个套餐!!'''帝都'''万岁! ['''[https://freeweibo.com/weibo/3832026400978540 Chinese]''']</blockquote>
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[[Category:Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]][[Category:Beijing]]

Revision as of 20:49, 9 June 2015

帝都 (dìdū): imperial capital

The imperial capital in 2012. (Source: Yong . L)

Beijing. Often contrasted with the Demon Capital (魔都 mó dū), i.e. Shanghai.

The use of "imperial capital" to mean Beijing has increased as Internet users have come to rely more and more on code words, homonyms, and creatively indirect references to avoid and circumvent censorship. "Imperial capital" is blocked on Weibo as of June 9, 2015.


Example:

Diyiweiwen (@第一微闻): In February I ate smog. In March I ate sand. In April I ate catkins. Today this damn meal has arrived!! Long live the imperial capital! (April 15, 2015)

二月吃霾,三月吃沙,四月吃絮,今天尼玛来了个套餐!!帝都万岁! [Chinese]