torsdag 25. februar 2016

A misty-eyed ode to China's leader from a deputy editor

If you're one of those who think not enough news stories are written in rhyming couplets nowadays, you'll be cheered by recent developments in China. As President Xi Jinping went on his recent, well-publicised tour of the Communist Party-run newsrooms and studios, busily handing out helpful advice (basically, always obey the Communist Party) one editor came over more misty-eyed than most. The poem Pu Liye, deputy editor of state news agency Xinhua's news department, wrote in tribute to President Xi's visit to his office has gone viral, although that should not, perhaps, be taken as a sign of its literary merits. Read more