List of Internet phenomena in China
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- Very erotic very violent — A common Internet catchphrase, after a report by Xinwen Lianbo, the most viewed of China's state-sponsored news programs, where a young girl was reported to have come across content on the Internet which was "Very erotic, very violent". This incident sparked wide forms of parody on the Internet, and also questioned the credibility of the state broadcaster's newscasts.
- Very good very mighty - a common catchphrase found throughout Chinese forums, and has many different variants.
- Jia Junpeng — A post on the Baidu Tieba World of Warcraft forum which attracted more than 400,000 viewers and 17,000 replies, despite only consisting of the text "Jia Junpeng, your mother is calling you home for dinner".
- Grass mud horse — widely used as symbolic defiance of the widespread Internet censorship in China. It is one of the 10 mythical creatures, and since an article about it was created on Baidu Baike in early 2009, it has become a cult phenomenon on the internet in China through chat forums. Videos, cartoons and merchandise of this animal, which apparently resembles the alpaca, have appeared, and it has since received worldwide press attention.
- Honglaowai — An American singing Chinese Communist songs.
- Bus uncle — The reaction of an angry middle aged man towards a young man seated behind him on a bus in Hong Kong, which became widespread over the Internet.
- Back Dorm Boys — Two Chinese males lip-synching to Backstreet Boys in a dormitory.
- Xianxingzhe — the first bipedal humanoid robot in China, commonly subject to parody and ridicule on the Internet.
- Hong Kong 97 — a game made in Japan and set around the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997, which features poor quality graphics, difficult gameplay, and character control, and a bizarre storyline. The game has gained a cult following for its notoriously poor quality - it has been ranked as a kuso-ge (Japanese for "shitty game"), a game so bad that it's good.
- Q-version — cartoonification or infantilization in the artistic renderings of real life characters or objects, commonly found on the Internet.
- Fist of the North Star — a Japanese manga commonly subject to parody in mainland China and Taiwan.
- "My dad is Li Gang!" - a popular internet catchphrase in 2010, following the Li Gang incident.
- Luo Yufeng - gained huge attention in late 2009, after passing out flyers in Shanghai seeking a marriageable boyfriend with extreme demands
- Jinkela - a Chinese fertilizer product with television advertisements deemed so ridiculous and amusing to the point where it became a widespread meme in mainland China and Taiwan.
- Aircraft carrier style - refers to the crouching and pointing position taken by two technicians on the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning to give the green light to the fighter pilots. Has spawned many parody images posted by web users. The name of the meme itself is a parody of Gangnam Style. 
Politically motivated memes
- Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures — Popular meme regarding a series of mythical creatures, with names which referred to various Chinese profanities. Seen as a form of protest against increased Internet censorship in China introduced in early 2009.
- Green Dam Girl — Chinese netizens' reaction to the release and distribution of Green Dam Youth Escort, a form of content control software. The Green Dam Girl is a manga-style moe anthropomorphism representation of the software, where common themes involve censorship, satire and sexuality.
- River crab (Internet slang) — Online Chinese term for Internet censorship commonly seen throughout forums and blogs.
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- "Aircraft carrier style: Taking off online". The Economist. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- O'Doherty, Niamh. "Forget Gangnam, this is 'Aircraft Carrier Style': Hilarious new internet meme mimicks Chinese navy personnel". Mail Online. Retrieved 10 February 2013.