December 18, 2013

Meet Shamate, China's Most Hated Subculture

Kevin Tang, BuzzFeed


China’s young rural poor favor shamate fashion, a gawky blend of goth, glam and anime. Their urban peers can’t stop ridiculing them.

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Time for America to Get Tough with China?
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