A print of a work titled “Work well, so that comrade Stalin will say thank you!”, by Vladislav Grigoryevich Pravdin. Picture: Alamy
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How the Chinese word for ‘comrade’ came to refer to the LGBT community, despite communist association

Strongly associated with communism, the meaning of the word ‘comrade’ has evolved over the centuries

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A print of a work titled “Work well, so that comrade Stalin will say thank you!”, by Vladislav Grigoryevich Pravdin. Picture: Alamy
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