….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
What is 50 cents gang ?
The 50 Cent Party are Internet commentators (网络评论员, 網絡評論員, wǎngluò pínglùn yuán) hired by the government of the People’s Republic of China (both local and central) or the Communist Party to post comments favorable towards party policies in an attempt to shape and sway public opinion on various Internet message boards.The commentators are said to be paid fifty cent of RMB for every post that either steers a discussion away from anti-party or sensitive content on domestic websites, bulletin board systems, and chatrooms, or that advances the Communist party line.
Message to Aussie journalist from ABC:
Mate, Good on you! I just want to say…the way these Communist nutcases are behaving, is the OPPOSITE of “THE PERFECT Hong Kong CANTONESE” LOL. see my article (https://ceciliawyu.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/perfect-cantonese/) to see the other side of the picture! THIS is the reason why we had a 1000 yrs civil war between North v. South Chinese dynasties….LOOK at them! PLEASE…end this Madness! Free Liu Xiaobo! Thanks for letting me reblog! Feel free to Reblog anything of mine.
I have seen people gathering in Starbucks in Beijing, small groups praying over magazines to hide the fact that they just want to practice a religion? Why this religious intolerance? Is that a necessity of Communism or just that of a Dictatorship? 😦
Love this! Cecilia
An Australian ABC reporter does an investigation in China about the underground Christian movement there. He notices he’s being followed by the same group of people, and then confronts them. Their reaction is priceless.
I installed an add-on in my Firefox, gTranslate, and started going through the comments on YouTube. Most of the Chinese comments are vicious attacks on their state police and spy agencies, calling them scum, garbage, and the whole problem with China.
A few commenters chimed in that the Western media is trying to undermine the whole system of government in China, so that the West can feed like vultures on the chaos that will ensue.
The comments respond to these posts calling them “50 cents”. Of course, they can’t mean the American rap idol! Looking up the slang for that particular Chinese phrase, I discovered that there is something called the 五毛党 — the 50 cent…
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