"Sheng Zou, a researcher on Chinese media and politics with the University of Michigan, said online slang has been bound up with the generational identity of young Chinese and their shared feelings.

But to the authorities, these vulgar or sarcastic terms challenge the civility of cyberspace and the official aesthetic they are trying to promote among young citizens, Zou said."

Sheng Zou is a current LRCCS Post-doctoral fellow.

Also quoted in the article is 1996 U-M alum David Moser.

Read the full text of "Chinese State Media Want People to Stop Using Internet Slang" at Vice.