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The word for tomato sounds the same in Chinese as 西红市, “western red city” which refers to Chongqing. The reason Chongqing has become the “western red city” is because of an ambitious program to encourage residents to sing “red songs.”  As reported in the [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/22/red-songs-chinese-cultural-revolution Guardian]:
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[[File:tomato.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Bo Xilai (second from right) at a red song performance in Chongqing in March 2011. Former Politburo Standing Committee member [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/he-guoqiang/ He Guoqiang] stands to his left. (Source: Wan Nan/[http://cq.cqnews.net/html/2011-07/09/content_7235967.htm Chongqing Daily])'']]Sounds the same as "western red city" (''xī hóng shì'' 西红市). During his tenure as Chongqing Party Secretary, Bo Xilai created an ambitious program to encourage residents to sing "red songs." Bo's charisma and embrace of the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/mao-zedong/ Mao]-era culture captivated China and the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/06/you-cant-have-a-party-without-music-a-red-song-primer/ Henry Kissinger visited the “western red city” in the summer of 2011] and watched a mass performance of red songs—just months before the murder of British businessman [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/neil-heywood/ Neil Heywood] which would [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/10/unfinished-business-bo-trial-looms/ strike down Bo's star].
  
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The south-western Chinese city has launched the musical campaign to mark this year's 90th anniversary of the Communist party's birth. <br>
 
 
 
 
 
Television and radio stations are broadcasting the tunes, newspapers are carrying the scores and officials are arranging public performances of Love of the Red Flag and Good Men Should Become Soldiers. <br>
 
 
 
 
 
Officials are also urging artists to help train people "to raise a fever of singing red [revolutionary] songs," according to the People's Daily website.
 
The initiative is the latest phase in the "red culture movement" launched by the city's ambitious party boss Bo Xilai.
 
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''"Red songs will be passed on for ten thousand generations" Performance by the Masses of Chongqing.''
 
 
 
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''Performance in Chongqing''
 

Latest revision as of 20:31, 2 February 2021

xīhóngshì 西红柿

Bo Xilai (second from right) at a red song performance in Chongqing in March 2011. Former Politburo Standing Committee member He Guoqiang stands to his left. (Source: Wan Nan/Chongqing Daily)

Sounds the same as "western red city" (xī hóng shì 西红市). During his tenure as Chongqing Party Secretary, Bo Xilai created an ambitious program to encourage residents to sing "red songs." Bo's charisma and embrace of the Mao-era culture captivated China and the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited the “western red city” in the summer of 2011 and watched a mass performance of red songs—just months before the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood which would strike down Bo's star.