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Flaunting wealth (and more) a trend for China's young women

Staff Reporter 2012-02-15 08:46 (GMT+8)
Sister Wet Dream has posted revealing photos on her microblog. (Internet Photo)

Sister Wet Dream has posted revealing photos on her microblog. (Internet Photo)

Flaunting one's wealth has become a trend on China's microblogging sites, despite the risk of public opprobrium this may bring from other internet users. Newer followers of the trend are considered the heirs to Guo Meimei — the young woman who found herself caught up in a scandal last year after she posted photos of herself living a luxurious lifestyle while claiming to work for the Red Cross Society of China.

New posters include Sister Wet Dream, who posts nude photos, and Zhang Yi, the daughter-in-law of a food and drug administration chief. Many feel the trend reflects declining values among the country's younger generation, according to Want Daily, our Chinese-language sister paper.

Zhang Yi, the daughter-in-law of Zhejiang FDA head Zhang Wenqing, became an overnight sensation after showing off her wealth on her microblog. "My husband is a civil servant, yet he's never been to the office," she posted, a statement which caused an uproar. One internet user said, "This is not only the era of discrediting fathers, but also husbands."

Zhang uploaded dozens of photos to show off her wealth on her personal microblog, Xiao Y__Y. Her trophies include a wide range of designer bags, watches, shoes and perfumes. She showed off one bag brought from Paris worth 15,000 yuan (US$2,380) as well as a Versace diamond-studded men's watch.

In response to the notoriety of his daughter-in-law, Zhang Wenqing said that Zhang Yi is from a wealthy family. She is the only daughter in the family and he said her parents spoil her and give her everything she wants. He added that his son is not a civil servant but a general staff member at Sanmen county's industry park. Zhang Wenqing said Zhang Yi's lifestyle is supported by her own parents, and his salary could not fuel such spending, nor could his son's.

Another blogger named Zhang Mengyi Without v posted a picture of a bed covered with renminbi banknotes and also boasted about being the world's second-greatest invisible rich person. She claimed she is the granddaughter of a senior official and that she has a godfather serving as senior officer in the military. She posted photos of a BMW and a Porsche with military plates.

In addition, Zhang Mengyi Without v has posted a series of nude photos of herself, causing many netizens to call her "brain damaged." Her name's pronunciation — Mengyi — is a homophone for Wet Dream in Chinese, leading her to be dubbed Sister Wet Dream by netizens.




Guo Meimei 郭美美

Sister Wet Dream 夢遺姐

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