Virtual China The Americanization of Cyworld Avatars? Posted on August 19, 2006 by Jason Li Ladies and gentlemen, On your left, China. And on your right, USA. They are the default male avatars from Cyworld China and Cyworld US respectively. (The original Cyworld is one of South Korean’s most popular portals/social networks; they now have branches in China, Japan, Taiwan and America.) I assume the Chinese avatar is a port, if not direct copy, of the Korean one; anyone care to confirm?