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65 Years of Chinese National Political Slogans, Reactions

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From Sina:

65 Years of National Political Slogans

In the wake of National Day, I’ve collected the most famous national promotional [political] slogans for the past 65 years. Let us look back at this tumultuous road.

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1949, Chinese People have Stood up.

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1950, Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, Defend the Homeland.

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1951, We Must Sternly Repress Counter-Revolutionaries.

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1952, the “Three-Anti and Five-Anti” campaigns

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1953, The Party Line is the Beacon Shining on Our Work.

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1954, We Must Liberate Taiwan.

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1955, Walk the Path of Cooperation.

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1956, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom; Let a Hundred Schools of Thought Contend

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1957, Long Live the Great Leap Forward. Surpass England in Three Years, Catch Up to America in Five

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1958, The People’s Commune is Good.

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1962, Never Forget Class Struggle

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1963, Learn from Comrade Lei Feng

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1964, Learn Industry from Daqing, learn Agriculture from Dazhai

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1964, Prepare for War, Prepare for Disasters, For the People

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1966, Weed Out all Class Enemies.

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1966, Revolution Justified, Rebellion Legitimated!

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1968, The Sky is the Limit, Much Can be Accomplished.

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1969, We Will Not Attack Unless We are Attacked; If We are Attacked, We Will Certainly Counterattack

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1974, Criticize Lin Biao, Criticize Confucius

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1975, The Four Modernizations

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1976, Strike Down the Gang of Four

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1978, Practice is the Sole Criterion for Testing Truth

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1978, Emancipate Our Thinking, Seek Truth from Facts

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1980, Reform and Opening Up

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1980, Having Just One Child is Good

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1981, 5 Stresses, 4 Beauties, 3 Loves

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1982, Quadruple [GDP]

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1984, Time is Money, Efficiency is Life.

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1986, Long Live Understanding.

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1987, One Central Task and Two Basic Points

1989, Maintaining Stability is of Top Priority

1990, Upholding the Four Fundamental Principles [the Socialist Road, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, the Leadership of the Communist Party, and Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought)

1992, Development is the Hard Truth

1992, Construct Socialist Market Economy with Chinese Characteristics

1995, Three Emphases Education: Stress theoretical study, political awareness and good conduct.

1997, Extricating the State Enterprises from Difficulties in Three Years

2000, The Three Represents

2003, Harmonious society

2006, The Eight Honors and the Eight Shames

2007, Scientific Development

2009, Protect Growth, Protect People’s Livelihoods, Protect Stability

2013, The Chinese Dream

2014, Crack Down on Both “Tigers” and “Flies”

Comments on Sina:

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新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

True lies.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

Yes, indeed testing the people’s intelligence.

新浪网友来自QQ浏览器:

National slogans represent the path going forward, so that people will not be lost.

新浪网友福建漳州:

Long live understanding!

新浪网友江苏南京:

Our Party…has changed.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

From brazenly evil gradually to faintly disgusting.

春田的猪猪来自UC浏览器:

The beginning was exploring, the middle was being lost, then it was being on the right path, and now it is about making improvements.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

As long as the government no longer oppresses the common people.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

The Chinese Dream, such wishful thinking, haha.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

Here to check your water meter.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

Reject formalism, reject bureaucracy, reject thousands of years of unchanging slave mentality in the Heavenly Kingdom. This slogan is more befitting reality!

新浪网友广东广州:

So all these years we’ve just been shouting slogans, so let’s just continue shouting slogans then! Either way, I’m already used to hearing the “serve the people” slogan!

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

The first 30 years turned China into hell on earth, the later 30 years has brought order to disorder, and now we are gradually getting on the right track with reason/rationality!

新浪网友北京海淀:

All lies.

新浪网友来自UC浏览器:

Which school provides the best excavator skills?

新浪网友广东深圳:

This is how Chinese people’s slave mentality was formed.

笑拈天下罗曼史山东济南:

Is commenting allowed here, I’m so scared.

Written by Joe

Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai

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