Illustration: Craig StephensIllustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chi Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Chi Wang

To properly celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, China has to embrace its messy, complex and bloody history

  • The blood and strife of history belie the orderly narrative of the founding of the People’s Republic, with a civil war that was neither glorious nor heroic
  • Today’s leaders were all born after 1949 while yesterday’s leaders understood the struggle, dedication and sacrifice of becoming New China

Illustration: Craig StephensIllustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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