2014 was the year that gave us My Little Apple, death cults, yet another incarnation of the Monkey King, the World Cup, and an airline that vanished out of thin air. But which one ranks as the most popular among Chinese media and the Internet?
As reported by China Daily, here’s another year-end list ranking the most frequently used words by the Chinese media in 2014:
- rule of law
- loss of communication
- Beijing APEC
- One Belt, One Road (referring to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21 Century Maritime Silk Road)
- Brazil World Cup
- Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Exchange connection program
- Occupy Central
- National Memorial Day
- Chang’E 5
The report also included the most frequently searched terms by Chinese internet users. The top domestic search term was “anti-corruption”, while the most popular international search term was “Malaysian Airlines”.