For his latest contribution, Badiucao riffs on images of officials and athletes at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing taking selfies to broadcast on social media networks, many of which are blocked in China by the Great Firewall. In his remarks during the Opening Ceremony, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach called on all in attendance to, “get your smart phones out and let’s set a record for selfies!” In Badiucao’s image, arms are reaching out of the Great Firewall to do just that.
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