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Learn Chinese Greetings Perfect for the Year of the Dragon

Use puns, poems, and memes to welcome in the Year of the Dragon

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The Art of Hunong: Netizens’ Have Perfected Tactics to Avoid Conversation

Chinese netizens have mastered the art of slacking to survive in an increasingly stressful society

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Mentally Stable: Top Memes and Slang of 2023

In a year marked by a competitive job market and viral trends, here are the words and phrases that netizens coined to talk about it all

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The Toe-Curling World of Awkward Chinese Internet Slang

A guide to expressing embarrassment like a Chinese netizen

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Tiny Titans: How China’s Kids Are Schooling Adults

China’s netizens are in awe at children who show wisdom beyond their years

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Scent of the Office: What Does Hard Work Smell Like?

Chinese netizens have a new term to describe their exhausting office culture—“work smell”

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Brand Mashups Sweep the Chinese Internet

Kweichow Moutai and Luckin Coffee have captured netizens imagination with a viral “baijiu” and coffee concoction

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Raising Eyebrows: Netizens Riff On Another Slip for China’s Lipstick King

When Li Jiaqi implored his audience to work harder, netizens responded with anger and memes

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From Star Signs to Four-Letter Codes: China’s New MBTI Personality Test Craze

From horoscopes to four-letter codes, China’s netizens are trading stars for MBTI personality test charts

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Love on the Brain

“Lian’ai nao,” a Chinese slang term for irrational love, reflects modern netizens’ feelings on independence and gender roles in relationships