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Best Caption Ever – China v. The Philippines

China v. The Philippines

Beat this, New York Times. This new caption on an Internet oldie has helped thousands of Chinese netizens understand the current saber-rattling between China and the Philippines over a barren rock in the South China Sea. As an example of its popularity, Reporter Peng Yongtang (@彭永棠)’s tweet with this captioned picture has generated more than 1,200 comments on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter. 

@沉默着呢 comments, “I get it now, the red one is probably China.”{{1}}[[1]]了然,红色的估计是中国。。。[[1]] @zhubabazhubaba wonders, “Is the coach supposed to be America?” {{2}}[[2]] 那个教练是美国?[[2]]

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Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu is a co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation. Rachel traces her ancestry to Southern China. She spent much of her childhood memorizing Chinese poetry. After long stints in New York, New Haven and Cambridge, she has returned to China to bear witness to its great transformation. She is currently based in China.