Apr 01

Xi Jinping

China Bans April Fool’s Day: It Is “Inconsistent With Core Socialist Values”:

In a story that itself seemed like it may be an April fool’s joke, the WSJ writes that China’s official Xinhua News Agency has issued a warning on its viewpoint commentary microblog that antics over April Fool’s Day – a tradition it was first exposed to only in the late 1970s when it gradually opened up to foreign cultural influence – are inconsistent with core socialist values” and at odds with Chinese cultural tradition.


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