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Post time 2014-11-11 11:26:02 |Display all floors
An interesting piece from theworldofchinese.com

The dispossessed working class are cruelly frowned upon the world over. In the UK they are maligned as “chavs”, in China they form the ”diaosi”. Diaosi (屌丝) is a term that has long been popular amongst Chinese netizens. The loose translation of the word is “loser” or something similar. Though, it is not necessarily quite as negative as it sounds in English–for some it is even a lifestyle choice (though one which most are not really happy with). Some have even requisitioned the word, almost, as a badge of honor.

Diaosi defines those who haven’t succeeded in life, and they are often signified as those who reject the material world, probably because they don’t have much access to it. Diaosi may seem like a strange and vague term to understand for outsiders, but everything is labeled in China and the diaosi can be systematically quantified nad understood, an exercise attempted by a Beijing University recently.

Using a questionnaire and a huge sample of  210,000 people, the Beijing University Marketing Department created a profile for you to understand the lives of the so-called diaosi, reports QQ News.

One of the things that define diaosi is their salary. On average, a diaosi makes a salary of 2,917 RMB per month, far below the Beijing resident average of 5,793 RMB. They have under  100,000 RMB in savings, and with such small earnings it is clear they do not own a home of their own, and sixty percent say they aren’t able to get overtime pay.

Half of all diaosi spend less than 500 RMB per month on rent. They usually pay 39 RMB per day for three meals, while 7.8 percent pay  10 RMB for all three meals. Half of them spend less than 500 RMB  a month on vacations, and most spend all their time at home, reports The Nanfang.

While 70 percent of diaosi live far away from their hometowns, they give their family an allowance of 1,076 RMB  a month on average. With half of them single, the diaosi are usually between 21 and 30 and don’t have higher education.



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Post time 2014-11-11 12:16:14 |Display all floors
of course i am -  you should have knowned ..

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Post time 2014-11-12 00:17:08 |Display all floors
Some of them come here and other publications and news sites, they're aka "wumaos".
do to others as you would have them do to you

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Post time 2014-11-12 12:59:40 |Display all floors
Diaosi (屌丝) is a term that has long been popular amongst Chinese netizens.


Can't be too long since the internet hasn't been around that long, relatively speaking, therefore netizens
(your word) haven't been around that long, relatively speaking.

So, how many years is "long been" in your statement? 5 years? 10 years?

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Post time 2014-11-12 15:44:45 |Display all floors
i am a super diaosi

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Post time 2014-11-12 16:06:31 |Display all floors
Apparently my whole family is a super super Diaosi.

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Post time 2014-11-12 19:54:57 From mobile |Display all floors
99 percent of Chinese people is Diaosi ie 1.3b Diaosis

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