Tag Archives: Internet

Open Sesame

What have you heard of the e-commerce giant Alibaba? Launched in the way back time (at least in the Internet terms) of 1999, Alibaba has become the world’s largest business-to-business marketplace. Among others, Alibaba owns Taobao (the Chinese version of eBay) Alipay (the Chinese Paypal), and Yahoo! China (the Chinese version of… you know what Read More…

A Taste of Chinese Internet Lingo: Very Yellow indeed!

Back in 2007, China Central Television (CCTV) started one of its many campaigns that called for extreme measures in cleaning up the Internet content (clean up your act, Internet). During on of its promotional broadcasts, the station interviewed a thirteen-year-old middle schooler who described her gruesome experience of unintentionally stumbling upon a website with pornographic  Read More…

A Taste of Chinese Internet Lingo: What Does Soy Sauce Have to Do With It?

  Sometimes, no matter how good your Chinese is, you’ll hear words or phrases that make completely no sense. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a Chinese friend (or better yet, a teacher) to help you, their explanations might not necessarily make sense to you. Some words or phrases will seem simple, yet their Read More…

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