Chengdu Daily, the official Party newspaper of top city officials, reported earlier this month that a local schoolteacher had instituted a new classroom procedure requiring all classmates to bow in unison before the student “showing the greatest progress”. The students were required to bow their bodies 90 degrees and stay in that position for 10 seconds, the newspaper reported. In this cartoon, posted by artist Shang Haichun (商海春) to his QQ blog, a class of students in their uniforms bows to a student holding a paper with a perfect score.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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