political slogans

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Chinese Patient

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab depicts China as a dragon, ailing in a hospital. Three doctors hover around, giving advice, which echoes a line from President Xi Jinping: “We...

Catchy Family Planning Slogans

Offbeat China translates many harsh family planning slogans from rural areas, which were collected by Netease. The family planning policy, better known as the one-child policy, has been set as China’s basic state policy since...

Be Forbearing And There Will Be Harmony

A sarcastic look out how Chinese officialdom is going about creating a harmonious society. From the New Observer (新观察) blog (translated by CDT): China Railway No. 11 Group Company reminds you to: Wait a bit and you’ll be...

Modern Chinese History in Words

Eswn has reprinted and translated a list (originally in Xinmin Zhoukan) of political terms and slogans found in the Chinese press at various times from 1949 through today. As Eswn writes: “Given the central role of the press as a propaganda tool in China, this is a measure of shifting political ideologies over time. ” The […]

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