Chinese netizens reinvented red propaganda posters

Alia | December 3rd, 2014 - 9:51 pm
"Ladies, we are not available for dating"

The current meme of reinventing red propaganda posters is part of this sub-culture of retro arts.

Will new TV series on Deng Xiaoping crack light into some of the black holes in contemporary Chinese history?

Alia | August 13th, 2014 - 1:34 am

Mini-series Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroad made it first debut last Friday. Could it be a sign that China’s Communist Party is ready to lift the veil over some of the country’s darkest moments in contemporary history?

Cultural Revolution classics on Lunar New Year TV gala: Nostalgia or political metaphor?

Alia | February 3rd, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Seeing lined-up ballet dancers in Red Army uniforms performing one of the Eight Model Operas from the Cultural Revolution era at the new year show of 2014 is a bizarre thing to say the least.

Advocacy ads to promote the Chinese dream bring back memories of the Cultural Revolution

Alia | August 7th, 2013 - 9:14 pm

“Chinese dream” ads that use Cultural Revolution era slogans disgust netizens: “The so-called Chinese dream means nothing but to put all Chinese people into ‘brain-washing’ mode.”

An apology that is 47 years late

Alia | May 16th, 2013 - 5:33 pm
Protesters at Beijing Tencent

Yesterday, on the 47th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution’s official starting date, a few apologies made by individuals who have made mistakes during that 10 years of madness went viral online, and ignited discussions of who should be responsible for all the chaos.

Cultural Revolution 3.0? “Firmly support CCP Central Committee” becomes new internet meme

Alia | April 12th, 2012 - 10:43 pm
A loyal thong

Chinese media are busy chanting loyalty oath to CCP after the fall of Bo Xilai, which makes “firmly support CCP Central Committee” the new internet meme. Such large scale of loyalty pledges remind many netizens of Cultural Revolution, the exact thing CCP accused Bo of.