“Fart People” Gotta love the way Chinese netizens’ create phrases

The latest word encountered in online political discussions in China can be used as a compliment or insult.

Here is the background:

The term comes from a 2008 incident involving Lin Jiaxiang, former Party Secretary of the Shenzhen Maritime Administration, who was caught on surveillance camera harassing an eleven-year-old girl. (He had asked her where the bathroom was, then cornered her after she showed him the way.) After the young girl escaped, the girl’s parents confronted Lin.

Go to Word of the Week at China Digital Times for the full piece and to learn about other interesting words.


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