China Now Tries to Tame Deng’s Black and White Cats – John Ruwitch

From Reuters via

A huge billboard of China’s late leader presides over an intersection in the heart of Shenzhen, part shrine, part tourist attraction and part ad for market reforms.

Hundreds visit each day. A few bring flowers. Everyone poses for pictures. For those without cameras, 20 yuan (1 pound) buys two snapshots of yourself, printed and laminated on the spot — one before the Deng billboard, and one facing the other way with ’s skyscrapers in the background.

A fitting tribute, perhaps, to the man who launched China’s reforms and whose symbolic “Southern Tour” to Shenzhen and neighbouring cities 15 years ago shifted the project into overdrive.[Full Text]


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