China: Internet lingo

A post from the Journal of Intercultural Learning blog looks at ‘Chinese Internet Lingo‘:

“Controversies around these cultural phenomenon are naturally raised as to what extent it can be tolerated to ‘challenge’ this language characterized by using only characters, and the debate has been focused on the question of the purity of the Chinese language. While a ban was proposed for use of internet lingos in government documents, and books are published talking about the Crisis of Chinese Language, Others regard it as something that ‘embodys the netizens’ intelligence and creativity.'”

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