SOCIETY

The Crazy Ways Chinese College Students Stay Sane

Cardboard dogs, crawling, crazy talk: Discover the bizarre methods locked-down students use to ease anxiety

STREET TALK

How Netizens Adapt Lu Xun to Modern Problems

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

SOCIAL CHINESE

One BBQ Chicken With Milk, Please: Chinese Gamer Slang Today

How gamer slang has pervaded the speech of China’s Gen Z

STREET TALK

‘Hottest’ Slang of a Record-Breaking Summer

Faced with extreme temperatures all over China and the world, netizens have invented new ways to complain about the heat

STREET TALK

Getting Mouthy: How Chinese Netizens Made Memes from Censorship

Why is the internet full of the character 口 (mouth)?

MUSIC

Slang to Take You Down Memory Lane

A wave of nostalgia has swept through China’s entertainment world, as netizens coin new slang for old stars

STREET TALK

Humbug or High-Quality Human?

An embarrassing dating video gives rise to China's latest slang for sleazy males

STREET TALK

New Slang Coined by the Tokyo Olympics

Mysterious Oriental Power? YYDS? The Olympic Games has invented new language among netizens

STREET TALK

Creating an Atmosphere

For members of the "atmosphere group," appearing to be hard at work is all that matters

STREET TALK

2020 in Words

The characters, words, and phrases that defined a rollercoaster year

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