New Chinese character trending on the Internet

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The new Chinese character “duang” is taking China’s Internet by storm. Non-existent in the Chinese dictionary, “duang” has appeared more than 8 million times on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, the BBC reported. On China’s biggest online search engine Baidu, it has been searched for almost 600,000 times. The new word appears to have started with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, who was featured in a shampoo ad where he used the rhythmical-sounding “duang” to defend his sleek, black hair.

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