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Greet the Lunar New Year with a Gen Z Twist

How netizens are giving modern makeovers to traditional New Year greetings

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Keep Elegant and Retreat: Top Memes and Slang of 2022

In a year that saw Covid frustrations and viral trends, here are the words and phrases netizens invented to talk about it all

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Staying Negative: New Covid Policies Bring Memes Aplenty

The Chinese internet has exploded with people sharing their positive Covid-19 tests, and joking about what to do next

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Talk Like You Care About the FIFA World Cup

Learn these phrases to fake soccer fandom and join any conversation about the World Cup

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How Netizens Adapt Lu Xun to Modern Problems

What if the renowned 20th-century writer was alive to splurge on Singles’ Day?

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How Gen Z is Changing Work Culture...by Speaking Up

Challenging everything from overtime work to abusive bosses, can China’s “post-00s” really rewrite workplace norms?

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Netizen Takes on Fallen Celebs

When police detained Li Yifeng, his fans took to social media to vent

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“Retreat!”—Chinese Netizens’ New Catchphrase Against Frustration

How netizens are repurposing a “spell” from middle-aged aunties to ward off daily evils

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Turtle Eggs and Scorpion Hearts: The Colorful World of Chinese Cursing

Discover China’s favorite swear words and their cultural contexts

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