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西朝鲜 (Xī Cháoxiǎn): West Korea
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<h3>''Xī Cháoxiǎn'' 西朝鲜 </h3>
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[[File:Korea2.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''“The people of China and North Korea have great power.”'']] Pejorative term for China, literally “North Korea of the West.” Some netizens have complained about similarities between North Korea and China, such as [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/authoritarianism/ repressive leaders], a [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/book-week-harbinger-history/ lack of democracy], official [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/corruption/ corruption], and a [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/western-values/ fear of the West].
  
[[File:Korea2.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''West Korea, North Korea'']] West Korea is a pejorative term for China. In Chinese the term is literally “the North Korea of the West;” thus the comparison is with North and not South Korea. Netizens complain about the similarities between North Korea and China: repressive rulers, lack of democracy, corruption, fear of the West, etc. While in all these aspects China is superior to North Korea, there is one in which China lags behind. As one netizen has pointed out, “In soccer, North Korea has shown the way for West Korea” (北朝鲜足球为西朝鲜足球指明了方向).
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The following question—which has [https://www.zhihu.com/question/22278046 long since been deleted]—on China's Quora-like Q&A service Zhihu provides an example:
  
[[File:Korea1.png|400px|thumb|left|''West Korea (Hu Jintao) holding its North Korean puppet (Kim Jong-Il).'']]
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<blockquote>May I ask, how can a country that claims to be a democracy have hereditary rule? For example, could you discuss North Korea and ''West Korea''? (undated)</blockquote>
  
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<blockquote>请问如何在一个号称民主的国家,把世袭制玩的这么溜?请参考朝鲜和''西朝''鲜分析一下? ['''[http://www.zhihu.com/question/22278046 Chinese]''']</blockquote>
  
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See also [[Kim Fatty III]].
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Latest revision as of 21:24, 4 May 2017

Xī Cháoxiǎn 西朝鲜

“The people of China and North Korea have great power.”

Pejorative term for China, literally “North Korea of the West.” Some netizens have complained about similarities between North Korea and China, such as repressive leaders, a lack of democracy, official corruption, and a fear of the West.

The following question—which has long since been deleted—on China's Quora-like Q&A service Zhihu provides an example:

May I ask, how can a country that claims to be a democracy have hereditary rule? For example, could you discuss North Korea and West Korea? (undated)

请问如何在一个号称民主的国家,把世袭制玩的这么溜?请参考朝鲜和西朝鲜分析一下? [Chinese]

See also Kim Fatty III.