STREET TALK

On Humanity

Why young Chinese call themselves “laborers,” “balance payers,” and “tool people”

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The Walking Dead

Why young Chinese describe themselves as “socially dead”

STREET TALK

Riding the Wave

The origin of “后浪,” the newest inspirational buzzword for Chinese youths

STREET TALK

On Food Liberty

China’s netizens are demanding new freedoms—to eat

STREET TALK

Top Internet Slang of 2019

From “active losers” to “pickled vegetable fish”—here are TWOC’s top slang picks of the year

STREET TALK

Roll with It

Jargon for anything you love or hate

STREET TALK

Up in the Air

Out of touch with the common people? You may be inflated

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Sad Sangs

Apathy slang for the despondent Chinese youth

LANGUAGE, TECHNOLOGY

Who Translates It Best?

Google, Baidu, or Sogou—which translation software gets internet slang right (or the least wrong)?

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