The curious rise of the ‘white left’ as a Chinese internet insult

If you look at any thread about Trump, Islam or immigration on a Chinese social media platform these days, it’s impossible to avoid encountering the term baizuo (白左), or literally, the ‘white left’. It first emerged about two years ago, and yet has quickly become one of the most popular derogatory descriptions for Chinese netizens to discredit their opponents in online debates.

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Leave it to our opponents/competitors to spot and characterize our weaknesses.

Several generations ago, it was "useful idiots", an expression often attributed to Lenin. Whoever coined it, it was right (left?) on the money. biggrin smilie