Ivan Zhai
Opinion

Opinion

Digital Journalism Review by Ivan Zhai

Chinese netizens turn to metaphors to condemn, evade censorship

Living in a country with harsh online censorship, you need to understand Chinese metaphors or you won't understand the country.

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Ivan Zhai

Ivan Zhai

Ivan Zhai is the Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post. Prior to his current position, Ivan spent 10 years working for the Guangzhou-based 21st Century World Herald and in the Post's Guangzhou bureau, covering Chinese politics, macroeconomics and online communities. In 2008, Ivan won an Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He shares his findings and thoughts on digital media, cognitive neuroscience and China on Twitter and Chinese microblogs as @ivanzhai.