From China Digital Space
爱国贼 (àiguózéi): patriotraitor
A play on “traitor” (卖国贼 màiguózéi), a patriotraitor is someone who betrays his/her country’s interests while outwardly professing patriotism. Netizens pejoratively refer to people who are uncritically nationalistic as either patriotraitors or shit youth.
Fudan University student Tao Weishuo earned the title of patriotraitor in a 2009 town hall with Barack Obama, where he objected to the president’s discussion of Internet censorship in China. “I strongly disagree with what Obama said about the Internet firewall, the Washington Post quoted him saying. “I think all Chinese people have Internet freedom--we can speak out freely on the Internet about current social affairs.”
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