For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab depicts Xi Jinping as the belabored Sisyphus from Greek legend, who was punished for his hubris by repeatedly trying in vain to push a boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll back down to the bottom each time. In Hexie Farm’s rendering, “Xixiphus” is pushing the promises of reform up to the summit, the “rejuvenation of the nation,” but they have yet to be realized.
The Spell of Xixiphus, by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT:
Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.
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