The term has recently come into the spotlight as some mainland brokers were
believed to have made illegal profits by conducting so-called “rat trading” or
a kind of scalping scheme in the stock market by cheating their clients.
Bullet trains, with bullet-shaped locomotives, are designed based on
aerodynamic theories, allowing the train to run at a high speed. China launched
its first batch of homemade bullet trains on April 18, which can run at 200
kilometers per hour.
This term, literally “corn worm,” refers to people who earn money by
registering valuable Internet domains. A netizen reportedly sold www.google.cn
to the search engine giant for more than US$1 million. The pronunciation of
“corn” is similar to “domain” in Chinese.
After the father of an Andy Lau fan committed suicide in Hong Kong early this
year, some young people on the Chinese mainland smashed CDs and tore down
posters of pop stars in an attempt to reason with infatuated fans.
This refers to a family where both husband and wife are only children or the
single “core” of their respective families before they got married. The new
family, of course, has two “cores” as neither of the couple knows how to behave
not as a “core” in a family.
The Chinese term which translates literally “adult-aged child” derives from the
English word “kidult,” a portmanteau of “kid” and “adult.” The term refers to
middleaged people who refuse to be denied the freedom and pleasure of youth by
doing or buying things designed for children.
This Chinese term, “man flying in the sky,” is sometimes used to refer to
trapeze artists. But here it refers to frequent plane travelers.
This Chinese phrase is a translation of the English term “Chick lit,” which
refers to the kind of fiction created for young women, particularly single,
working women in their twenties and thirties.
night entertainment venue
It refers to the discotheques, karaoke bars, cafes and video arcades that
operate from evening to early the next morning. In some special contexts, it
can also refer to illegal sex service shops.