Children at a park in Taiyuan this past weekend were instilled with a dose of nationalism while participating in a water game themed after one of China’s dearest past times: Defending its claims to the Diaoyu Islands.
The kids navigated floating warship models adorned with Chinese marine flags via wireless remote controls, as voices declaring sovereignty could be heard blaring from speakers.
Each game costed 10 yuan for 10 minutes.
China has never been subtle in expressing its displeasure of Japan’s claims over the contested Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, and the theme has been incorporated into restaurants, gift stores and shitty computer games.
That being said, “red games” that brainwash youngsters into blind nationalism are as popular as cotton candy at Chinese social outings. Over in Shandong province, dozens of kids joyfully attacked theme park employees dressed up as “Japanese devils” to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of China’s “victory in the anti-Japanese war”.
By Joyce Ng
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