27th February 2014, Shenyang,
Out and about in February 2014, Beijing
The above poster campaign has been running in Beijing for quite a while, but it's the first time I've seen it in the Beijing
"countryside" (I took the photo on the 19th February).
The headline reads: 学习雷锋 奉献他人 提升自己
Learn from Lei Feng; Respect others; [and in so doing] improve oneself.
For those of you not familiar with the background, the poster extols the virtues of 雷锋 Lei
Feng (1940-1962), who became famous after his accidental death when Mao Zedong chose him as the poster child for personal
Mao urged everyone
to "向雷锋同志学习" Learn from comrade Lei Feng (how to do things
for others with no regard for one's own difficulties).
The poster to the left is from May 1983: 向雷锋同志学习，培养共产主义品德"
Learn from comrade Lei Feng, cultivate a Communist moral character.
marks the 51st anniversary of the first Lei Feng poster. A colllection of more than two dozen of them can be viewed here.
Out and about in February 2014, Xishuangbanna,
|Close to the border with Laos, 2950km from... Lanzhou in Gansu (via Wenchuan and Chengdu in Sichuan)
January 2014 in Beijing
|Flying a kite on a "hazy" morning in Beijing
January 2014 in Shanghai
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