↬ Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes

Der zweite Crashkurs zu China: Memes. Ihr solltet es lesen.

Vacation-Style Treatment (休假式治疗):

It didn’t take long for the first major political meme of 2012 to hit. In early February, China’s most famous cop, Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, made an unexpected run for the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, where he stayed for 30 hours before being taken to Beijing in the hands of state security agents (and unleashing a major political crisis). As rumors flew, the Chongqing municipal government announced on Sina Corp.’s Weibo microblogging service that Mr. Wang was experiencing stress due to “long-term overwork” and was therefore accepting “vacation-style treatment.” Few were convinced, but “vacation-style treatment” achieved instant virality as a catchphrase for government obfuscation.

Reading List: „The Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012„, WSJ China

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