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Dirt-poor and ugly — the proud new mantra of those left behind in the new China

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Dirt-poor and ugly — the proud new mantra of those left behind in the new China

Los Angeles Times - By Alice Su

The latest craze in Chinese slang is a combination of 穷 and 丑 with 土 tucked neatly inside. Pronounced “qiou,” the new character can’t be produced on a keyboard.But its image, which appeared early this month on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, has been viewed tens of millions of times. Its …

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