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China: Viral video triggers debate over patriotic education again

A video showing a schoolboy crying while reciting biography of communist heroin Lui Hulan went viral

Oiwan Lam | Global Voices 

A video showing a schoolboy crying while reciting the biography of communist heroin Lui Hulan went viral online last week in China. The boy was reading the textbook in a “crying tone”, a recital skill widely taught in schools, and ended up bursting into tears while his classmates burst into laughter.

Below is a copy of the clip, via YouTube: Reactions to the video were divided. Some were touched by the child's patriotic spirit, while others accused China's system of brainwashing. Born in 1932, Lui Hulan participated in the Chinese Communist ...

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First Published: Tue, May 23 2017. 13:16 IST
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