Thursday, December 5, 2013

Comrade Lei Feng: a model to follow!

Changsha is home to two famous communists people: Chairman Mao (his hometown Xiangtan is located in the south of Changsha. These cities will "soon" merge) and comrade Lei Feng.

Lei Feng (1940-1962) was a soldier of the people's liberation army of China.
He is portrayed as a model citizen a symbol of selflessness, modesty and devotion to Mao.

Back in 2006 I had never heard about comrade Lei Feng.
Apparently Lei Feng was put forward to improve Mao's image after the great leap forward.
It seems that there is a modern campain about Lei Feng these last years. Lei Feng is once again shown as a model to follow. In Changsha I have seen Lei Feng picture on many billboards bus stop or in front of administrations.

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