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Baidu Autocomplete Reveals China's Weird Regional Stereotypes

"Why do Henan people love stealing manhole covers so much??" Baidu search suggestions offer a window to the world of Chinese regional stereotypes.

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Baidu is China's biggest search engine. Its autocomplete function is also — as internet celebrity @PretendingToBeInNewYork found — a strange window into China's prejudices, showing that (of course) oddly specific regional stereotypes exist everywhere.

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