Caixin
Mar 07, 2016 05:57 PM

Net Users Criticize NPC Delegates for Wearing Mao, Xi Badges

(Beijing) – Tibetan delegates to a meeting of China's top legislature have restarted a fashion that dates back to the era of Mao Zedong by wearing badges showing the faces of current and past leaders in what they say is a show of gratitude.

However, Internet users have reacted with unease, saying it appears to be a return to the cult of personality crafted by Mao and employed during the violent Culture Revolution (1966-76).

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