From China Digital Space
被时代(bèi shí dài): Era of the passive tense
The term, “era of the passive tense” signifies the present, a time when euphemistic labels are given to actions that belie the underlying compulsion behind those actions.
In Chinese, the grammatical construction bei-X means that one was compelled to do X. Netizens have coined a [number of terms] using this construction that have become widely used, giving rise to the term, "the era of bei" or, "the era of the passive tense." Examples of these terms include bei-suicide (suicided), bei-happy (happified), and bei-invited to tea (invited to tea by the internet police).