China court tells writer to apologize for challenging propaganda
(MENAFN- Asia Times) Chinese soldiers conduct a practice at dawn ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II in this file photo
Hong Zhenkuai cast doubt on the story of the “Five Warriors of Mount Langyashan”, who allegedly jumped off a cliff while fighting the Japanese during World War II rather than surrender.
They are touted as patriotic heroes in schoolbooks and propaganda by China’s ruling Communist Party as part of its nationalistic narrative.
But Hong pointed out discrepancies in the story in two 2013 articles for his progressive magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu, questioning whether two of the five had jumped at all. Read More
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