Lei Feng

Gamers Fight Corrupt Officials, Learn from Lei Feng

Chinese authorities’ attitude toward video games has been mixed, with large industry subsidies on one hand and wariness of moral corrosion on the other. At the same time, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports, the...

Lei Feng: Hero For Today’s China?

Monday marked the official observance of Learn From Lei Feng Day in China, a holiday initiated by Mao Zedong in 1962 which turned a dead young soldier into a folk hero, and the central government has revved up the propaganda...

Ran Yunfei: “I’m Just My Own Running Dog.”

In an interview with The New York Review of Books, blogger and classicist Ran Yunfei discusses a broad range of issues: the unruliness of his native Sichuan, his detention last year, self-immolation, religion, education, the...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Remembering Lei Feng (Updated)

Below is the latest entry in the series of political cartoons produced by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT. The cartoon, which is untitled, is partly inspired by news that the government will release the Complete Works of Lei...

Revolutionary Change for China’s Heroes

According to The Times, Lei Feng and his fellow national heroes are set to officially become less revolutionary “martyrs”: About 340,000 families across the country currently take pride in a relative who has been...

China Heroes Mark Time Before Foreign Web Game Assault – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times: A patriotic Internet game featuring heroic Chinese and designed to wean the young off their addiction to violent foreign games is still not ready for release a year after development begun, state media said on Tuesday. Unlike the more popular games, where players have to slay dragons, fight […]

Mao’s model Communist Lei Feng resurrected in online game – various

Shanghai Daily via the China Daily website (link): Lei Feng is no longer a hero only in real life. He is also the hero of an online video game. To do good deeds, as many as you can, is the trick for passing each level in the online game starring Lei Feng, the Nanfang City […]

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