The Ministry of Education listed some 170 popular phrases created over the past year on the Internet.
Here are some of them reflecting the social changes in China happening now:
Dink-Pet Family (dingchong jiating): A couple who doesn't want a child, but raises a pet.
Car Slave (chenu): People who save and spend most of their income on their cars.
House Slave (fangnu): People who spend most of their income on paying their mortgages.
Podcasters (boke): People who offer downloads of videos on their blogs.
Flying Fish Clan (feiyu zu): Those who abandon their domestic successes and choose to study in top universities abroad.
College Stayers Clan (laixiao zu): College graduates who remain on campus but don't want to study or work.