Blogger and race car driver Han Han doesn't shy away from skewering Chinese government and society.
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When Han Han blogs, a million Chinese netizens click and read. The popular Chinese blogger, race car driver and literary star has just released a collection of English-language translations of his essays that criticize both Chinese Communist Party policies as well as Chinese society at large.
Not so long ago, many Chinese commentators wrote in a cautious, oblique style designed not to offend the nation's famously humorless leaders — then came the Internet, blogs and a cheeky young man named Han Han.
The voice of China's post-'80s generation, Han is ironic, skeptical and blunt — writing what many young Chinese think but dare not say publicly.
Now 30 years old, Han has boy-band good looks, drives race cars and has 8 million followers on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
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