Political advisor calls for further research on Chinese totem – Xinhua

The need to affirm “ culture,” from Xinhua:

China’s most revered culture of dragon, or loong by its Chinese pronunciation, needs to be thoroughly explored, said a political advisor here on Sunday.

Dragon, an imaginary animal based on a 7,000-year-old Chinese legend, is a combination of a horse’s head, snake’s body and chook’s claws. It has long been regarded as the totem and ancestor of the Chinese nation.

“Though all the people of the Chinese origin in the world regard themselves as descendants of the dragon, we need to further our research to convince the nation and even the whole world on the root of the dragon culture and what it embodies,” said Zhou Yixing, at the ongoing full session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC). [Full Text]

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