On September 29th, in the new "December City" block of Kuanzhai Lane, Chengdu, actors dressed as characters of the Tang and Song Dynasties were performing in a parade. Xinhua News Agency reporter Jiang Hongjing photo
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 19th, by topic:Hot words vividly record the life of China people.
Xinhua News Agency reporters Ma Xinran, Zhang Yujie and Luo Fei
"Love the Future", "Generative Artificial Intelligence", "Modern Civilization of the Chinese Nation", "Special Forces Tourism" and "Village Supermarket" … The buzzwords, new words and online expressions of 2023 launched by multi-platforms have been released one after another. These annual hot words cover the hot current affairs of the year, record the changes of the times, social development and people’s lives, and outline a vibrant China.
"The hot words that are simple and easy to understand are the most sensitive nerve endings to perceive social development." Wang Xiaoyan, an associate professor in the Chinese Department of the College of Arts and Sciences of Beijing Normal University, said that online language is an observation window that is closest to the lives of Chinese people and directly reflects the feelings of the group.
The "Top Ten Internet Terms" released by the National Language Resources Monitoring and Research Center in 2023 are: Aida Future, Fireworks, Intelligent Life, Village BA, Special Forces Tourism, Prominent Bag, Playing a ×××, Dopamine, The Gear of Destiny Begins to Turn, and New Employees.
Experts said that the monitoring corpus contains language resources in different media forms such as video barrage and online news, and the size of the analyzed corpus exceeds 8 billion characters.
Wang Xiaoyan believes that online neologisms or occasional old words and new sayings show the vigorous vitality of Chinese. The "commando-style tourism" and "dopamine penetration" come from the fact that netizens mix and match cross-industry proper terms, and the "gear of fate begins to turn" and "the main one is ×××", which has the characteristics of strong appeal and easy internet spread.
For example, hot words such as "Love the future" and "Fireworks" are close to daily life, full of human touch and romantic poetry, showing the life picture under the accelerated economic and social recovery and pinning people’s beautiful vision for life. Internet vocabulary integrates the context of wonderful life, which reflects the solid foundation of China’s economic stabilization and social life stability and order.
On August 16th, the picture shows Mozi Sky Survey Telescope. Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of China University of Science and Technology)
More innovative ideas are also reflected in the "Top Ten New Words" in 2023. Generative artificial intelligence, global civilization initiative, village supermarket, new quality productivity, national ecological day, consumption boost year, special forces tourism, conspicuous bags, hundred-mode war, Mozi’s sky survey …
Ouyang Rihui, vice president of China Institute of Internet Economy, Central University of Finance and Economics, believes that compared with the top ten new words in 2022, the high-tech vocabulary has higher gold content and more quantity this year. "This shows that 2023 is a year for China to increase innovation and strive to develop".
This year, all kinds of "large-scale deep learning models" are developing in the application field. There are more than 100 large-scale models published in China, and the large-field "optical" telescope is named after Mozi, which shows that it has the hard power of scientific research in China. New-quality productivity provides scientific guidance for China to accelerate scientific and technological innovation and promote high-quality development in the new era and new journey.
Sports events with super-high national popularity, such as "Village BA", "Village Super" and "Hangzhou Asian Games", have entered the list of buzzwords, new words and online terms one after another this year.
On October 25th, the finals of the National and American Country Basketball Competition (Village BA) started in Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province, and the audience watched the game in the stands. Xinhua News Agency reporter Ou Dongyu photo
"Thanks to the hot circle of’ Village BA’, there are several waves of tourists in the surrounding villages." Yang Xiaochun, a physical education teacher at No.1 Middle School in Kaili City, Guizhou Province, said, "The mass sports culture atmosphere is stronger, and exercise and health are always on everyone’s lips.
In her view, sports have boosted the spirit of China people to stand on their own feet and pursue their dreams. Yang Xiaochun is a member of the local women’s basketball team.
From the "Chinese Dream" in 2013, the "new era" in 2017, to the "Chinese modernization" and "the common value of all mankind" in 2022, and then to this year’s "modern civilization of the Chinese nation" and "building a the belt and road initiative with high quality" … China people’s pioneering temperament and the context of national development can be seen.
"forge ahead hand in hand" is the theme of the times read by Ruan Huangyun, a Vietnamese student studying at Central South University. China’s global civilization initiative ranks among the "top ten new words" and "top ten buzzwords" respectively this year.
"The Journey to the West’s Dream of Red Mansions is very popular in Vietnam, and Chinese culture is no stranger to us. The two countries have many common highlights of civilization, and exchanges and mutual learning bring the love and respect that the world needs most." Ruan Huangyun said. She hopes to become a Chinese teacher and continue to spread the flame of civilization after returning to China.
On July 12, the photovoltaic power station in Xuezhang Township, Ruicheng County, Shanxi Province (photo of drone). Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhan Yanshe
Since 2013, green and sustainability have become the "permanent guests" of China’s annual hot words. This year’s shortlisted "National Ecological Day" is a microcosm of the ecological civilization concept of "respecting nature, adapting to nature and protecting nature" which is deeply rooted in China.
Nowadays, more and more people in China have opened household carbon accounts. Since the application program "Carbon Pratt & Whitney" for low-carbon electricity consumption in Shenzhen was launched one year ago, 805,000 households have opened carbon accounts, and the cumulative carbon reduction is about 12,000 tons. The new energy vehicles that can be seen everywhere on urban roads are also one of the many witnesses that China people practice "green travel".
"The continuity and positive energy contained in the annual hot words are, to a certain extent, the surface innuendo of social development stability and civilization." Wang Xiaoyan said that in the future, there will be more "keywords" representing China people’s yearning for a better life, which is worth looking forward to.