五毛 [wǔ máo] n.
Fifty Cents [Party], as opposed to 美分 [měi fēn] “U.S. Cents [Party}”, are rumored to be a group of people who are paid to praise or defend the Chinese Communist Party on the Internet. The Internet users who praise or defend the Chinese Communist Party but do not get paid are criticized as “Fifty Cents” too. “U.S. Cents [Party] are those who are considered to be funded by the U.S. government or organizations to attack China or the Chinese government.
Please stop attacking the 50 Cents [Party]! 50 Cents [Party] are the only ones left that represent the people!