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Chinese kids go back to school with required viewing of a propaganda film on day one

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
hina's education ministry directed parents to make their kids watch a 90-minute program on state-run television that aired on the first day of classes in the nation. The show, "Flag of Our Ancestors," focused on the early history of the Communist Red Army.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.