LiVac New Chinese Buzzword Roster

The LIVAC (Linguistic Variations in Chinese Speech Communities) synchronous corpus is based on news media materials sampled and analyzed regularly and synchronously from six Chinese-speaking communities, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, and Macau.
 
An annual "New Chinese Buzzword Roster" is also produced on the basis of the bi-weekly records for one year from 2004 onward. The new words appearing in the Pan-Chinese, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan rosters are drawn mostly on the basis of their frequency of occurance in the reports on political, social, and economic events in the different communities during the year. They provide good and useful social and cultural indicators. 
 
The New Chinese Buzz Word Roster is an innovative and experimental attempt. We appreciate comments and suggestions which would improve the Roster and the associated indices.
 
The 2021 LiVac New Chinese Buzzword Roster
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The Top 5 new words in Pan-Chinese Regions are: 躺平主義 (Lie Flat Approach, tang ping zhu yi), 元宇宙 (Metaverse, yuan yu zhou), 紙板床 (Cardboard Bed, zhi ban chuang), 以疆制華 (Xinjiang as China Stopper, yi jiang zhi hua), 核廢水排放 (Nuclear Waste Disposal, he fei shui pai fang)
 
The Buzzword Rosters of each community are:
                                                                                                                                                      
Pan- Chinese
Lie Flat Approach
躺平主義
Metaverse
元宇宙
Cardboard Bed
紙板床
Xinjiang as China Stopper
以疆制華
Nuclear Waste Disposal
核廢水排放
Hong Kong
Consumption Voucher
消費券
JoyYou Card
樂悠卡 
Leave Home Safe
安心出行
Hong Kong Health Code
港康碼
Reverse Vending Machine(RVM)
入樽機
Beijing
Two Confirmations
兩個確立
Three Oxen Spirit
三牛精神
Double Reduction
雙減
Cloud Convention
雲招展
CNY on the Job
穩崗留工
Taiwan
Quintuple Vouchers
五倍券
"Click" Economy
嗶經濟
Battle-ready Blue
戰鬥藍
"5-2" Water Restrictions
供 5 停 2
Zero Fortified Pigs
零萊豬  
 
 

2020

2020 新詞榜
 
The top 5 new words in Pan-Chinese communities include: 居家令 (Stay-At-Home Order)逆行者 (Heroes in harm’s way), 
港區國安法 (National Security Law)直播帶貨 (Livestream Sales), and 雲會議 (Cloud-based Conference Call).
 
The Buzzword Rosters of each community are:
                                                                                                                                                      
Pan- Chinese
Stay-At-Home Order
居家令
Heroes in harm’s way
逆行者
National Security Law
港區國安法
Livestream Sales
直播帶貨
Cloud-based Conference Call
雲會議
Beijing
Support Hubei
援鄂
Two initiatives and one major project
兩新一重
Health Kit
健康寶
Mukbang
吃播
Chang'e 5
嫦娥五號
Hong Kong
Prohibition on Group Gathering
限聚令
Mutual Destruction Theory
攬炒論
Purple Flag
紫旗
Employment Support Scheme
保就業
Online Concert
網上騷
Taiwan
American Pigs
萊豬
Triple Stimulus Vouchers
三倍券
Han Recall
罷韓案
Coupon
酷碰券
Outbound worker
外漂族
 
 

2019

2019 新詞榜
 
The 2019 top 5 new words in Pan-Chinese communities include: 止暴制亂 (Stop violence and end disorder)脫歐黨 (Brexit party)令和 (退位禮) (Reiwa)陳同佳案 (Chan Tong-kai case)烏克蘭門 (Ukrainian gate).
 
 

2018

2018 新詞榜
 
The 2018 top 5 new words in Pan-Chinese communities include: 特金會 (Trump - Kim Jong-un Summit), 
關稅戰 (Tariff war), 進博會 (China International Import Expo), Sharp Power (銳實力), Buddha Like (佛系).
 
 

2017

2017 新詞榜
 
The 2017 top 5 new words in Pan-Chinese communities include: 通俄門 (Russiagate), 禁穆令 (Muslim ban), 
電競產業 (E-sports industry), 實心化 (Solidification), 遠訓 (Long-Distance Training).