For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm returns to a favorite subject, Grimm’s fairy tales, to comment on Chinese politics. In this drawing, the seven wizards (an allusion to the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee) are busy building a tempting candy house, which resembles the Great Hall of the People, decorated with sweet promises such as justice, equality, and anti-corruption. Yet, as in the fairy tales, the sweet candies are just a lure to draw unsuspecting passersby, when in reality the wizards are conducting their evil business behind the facade and the promises remain unfulfilled.
The Candy House, 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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