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Posted by Joel Martinsen on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM
Chairman Mao was featured on special National Day promotional posters outside of a karaoke parlor in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province.
Mic in hand, the Chairman is singing songs from a list of patriotic classics ranging from traditional tunes like "Today is Your Birthday, My Motherland," "I Love You, China," "Love China," and "Ode to the Motherland," to pop songs like Andy Lau's "The Chinese People," Zhang Mingmin's "My Chinese Heart," and Hou Dejian's "Descendants of the Dragon."
According to the China News Service:
Businesses are prohibited from using the image of national leaders (present, retired, or deceased) on packaging or in advertising. Following complaints from Taizhou residents who felt offended by the posters, the local Bureau of Industry and Commerce ordered the KTV joint to take down the ad.
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