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Iron henchman (tietuo 铁托)
Name of the people frequenting the bar The Garden of Joy in Beijing around 1999-2000. Iron henchman or die-hard is a play on the Chinese name of Tito, the onetime dictator of former Yugoslavia and ally of China. In his slang-dictionary of the underground scene Yan Jun explains iron henchmen as ‘extremely loyal supporters’, and credits the out-of-towners of Tree Village for coining the term in 1999.
- ↑ Yan 2002: Yan Jun, 地地下(Undergroundground). , Beijing.:396.