Thursday, Aug 11, 2016SearchArchiveEnglishChineseJapaneseFrenchSpanishRussianArabicKoreaGermanPortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishZhangs poker faces -- new emoji package(CRI Online)    18:22, August 11, 2016Chinese table tennis player Zhang Jike (L), Zhang Yining (C) and shooting athlete Zhang Mengxue (R) [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]Chinese netizens recently have found out that some outstanding Chinese athletes surnamed Zhang are frequently captured with an indifferent expression, deemed their "poker faces".Chinese table tennis players Zhang Yining and Zhang Jike, as well as shooting athlete Zhang Mengxue are representatives of this phenomenon.Netizens subtitled their photos with Chinese characters "冷(lěng)漠(mò)", which means "indifferent" in Chinese, as a new "emoji package" set.Some even compared their poker faces with Chinese Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhuis dramatic facial expressions, which have been an Internet favorite, since her extreme facial expressions also went viral from an interview given after the race that won her the bronze in the womens 100m backstroke on August 8th in Rio.Zhang Yining is a former Chinese table tennis player and has been considered one of the greatest female table tennis players in the history of the sport.Zhang Jike is a reigning Olympic champion in singles and the fourth male player in the history of table tennis to achieve a career grand slam.Zhang Mengxue is a member of Chinas national shooting team. She won the countrys first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor: Yuan Can,Bianji)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var shortname=window.location.host;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if (shortname==en.people.cn){disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9098956;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.Related readingCorrected Chinese flags rushed to Rio after expedited productionGreen water in Rio Olympic swimming pool draws suspicions5-time Olympic diving gold medalist Wu Minxia announces relationshipChinas Ye competes during womens 200m individual medley semifinalSun says 200m freestyle gold the best win of careerWe RecommendWorlds fastest bullet train to start operating next month
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