A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP
A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP
Amy Li
Opinion

Opinion

Amy Li

'Freedamn' and 'democrazy': the real China in Chinglish

Foreign reporters, forget about organised tours of China and tightly scripted interviews with officials. To learn about the real China and the frustrations of its people, mainland netizens now recommend you learn a list of 34 “Chinglish” words that paint a clear picture.

A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP
A Hong Kong activist holds a placard symbolizing the internet restrictions in mainland China. Photo: AFP
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Amy Li

Amy Li

Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP