Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PLAN 61st anniversary photo essay.

Propaganda done right!

Last year the PLAN conducted an over-the-top dog-and-pony naval review to mark its 60th anniversary. This year’s celebration takes a much more low key approach by publishing a simple photo essay to the PLA Daily. The essay portrays a fairly standard PRC historical narrative -- from the "century of humiliation" at the hands of the seaborne imperialist, to the struggle of building a new nation after the revolution, to rejoining the world through openness and trade, and ultimately, to final revitalization.

The photography is professional and has been combined with traditional Chinese poems, making this one of the best propaganda attempts by the PLA Daily thus far.

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