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Jilin Takes to Cartoon Warnings to Avert Nuclear Apocalypse

Cartoons about nuclear war published in the Jilin Daily tell people to cover themselves up, keep clean and even induce vomit if they suspect they have consumed contaminated water or food.  Photo: Caixin
Cartoons about nuclear war published in the Jilin Daily tell people to cover themselves up, keep clean and even induce vomit if they suspect they have consumed contaminated water or food. Photo: Caixin

Chinese social media is buzzing about a full-page advisory with cartoons offering survival tips during a nuclear strike, published in an obscure provincial newspaper on Wednesday.

China’s foreign ministry and state-controlled media have since downplayed the significance of the advertisement, saying it was part of a “usual and routine national defense awareness campaign.”

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