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[[File:Fenqing.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''An angry youth smashes a Japanese computer while the onlooking Chinese computer snickers, “You don’t look ugly, you look patriotic!”'']] In Mandarin, “shit youth” is a derogatory homophone for “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenqing angry youth]” (愤青, fènqīng), young people who are extremely vocal with their nationalism. “Angry youth” are known to whip up anti-Japanese and anti-Western fervor: they founded the website [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/04/rebecca-mackinnon-my-chat-with-anti-cnncom/ Anti-CNN] in response to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/03/cnn-statement-on-tibet-coverage/ CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Tibet riots], and frequently catalyze [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/anti-japan-protests/ anti-Japanese street protests]. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/04/beijing-tries-to-rein-in-nationalist-beast/ ''Fenqing'' cause the Chinese government considerable anxiety], as they may organize and resist the control of the authorities. The derogatory ''shit youth'' implies that their fervor is irrational and even dangerous.
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[[File:Fenqing.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''An angry youth smashes a Japanese computer while the onlooking Chinese computer snickers, “You don’t look ugly, you look patriotic!”'']] In Mandarin, “shit youth” is a pejorative homophone for “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenqing angry youth]” (愤青, fènqīng), young people who are extremely vocal with their nationalism. “Angry youth” are known to whip up anti-Japanese and anti-Western fervor: they founded the website [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/04/rebecca-mackinnon-my-chat-with-anti-cnncom/ Anti-CNN] in response to [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/03/cnn-statement-on-tibet-coverage/ CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Tibet riots], and frequently catalyze [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/anti-japan-protests/ anti-Japanese street protests]. “Angry youth” [[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/04/beijing-tries-to-rein-in-nationalist-beast/ cause the Chinese government considerable anxiety], as they may organize and resist the control of the authorities. The derogatory ''shit youth'' implies that their fervor is irrational and even dangerous.
  
 
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粪青 (fènqīng): shit youth

An angry youth smashes a Japanese computer while the onlooking Chinese computer snickers, “You don’t look ugly, you look patriotic!”

In Mandarin, “shit youth” is a pejorative homophone for “angry youth” (愤青, fènqīng), young people who are extremely vocal with their nationalism. “Angry youth” are known to whip up anti-Japanese and anti-Western fervor: they founded the website Anti-CNN in response to CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Tibet riots, and frequently catalyze anti-Japanese street protests. “Angry youth” [cause the Chinese government considerable anxiety, as they may organize and resist the control of the authorities. The derogatory shit youth implies that their fervor is irrational and even dangerous.

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