Chinese Memes

Chinese Memes

Memes have dominated online pop culture for at least the last 5 years. Even in china, the Great Firewall couldn’t stop the creation and spread of some hilarious Chinese memes. Our friends from YChina took to the streets to ask some foreigners what they think of Chinese memes.

Much of the content and internet memes can be found and shared on weibo – China’s microblogging website. You could say it’s their equivalent of Facebook. Stickers and gifs are the next generation of emojis, just another way for people to express themselves. They often come in hilarious forms too.

Here are some of our favourites:

The confused Nick Young, or better known as 黑人问号. To be used when the situation calls for an “Excuse me??”.

The “Jia Junpeng” (贾君鹏) – circa 2009. A post on the Baidu Tieba World of Warcraft forum which attracted more than 400,000 viewers and 17,000 replies, despite only consisting of the text “Jia Junpeng, your mother is calling you home for dinner”. It spoke of a generation that was spending more time at the internet cafe, or in virtual worlds, than at home with the family.

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