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10 Days In Beijing Air

The vice Dean of China Law University, He Bing put this photo on his blog: after 10 days' use, he washed his new air purifier, this is the result.

Thousands of Chinese bloggers have passed this photo around, and wonder how their lungs take all this in just days?!

Business booming!! ... On 4th Dec, Taobao, a Chinese online shop sold 30 thousands fabric face musks,  3 times the number of sales of past 2 weeks; on 5th Dec it sold 80 thousand face masks, 30 thousand to Beijing buyers. The sale of air filters also  increased by a multiple of 5.

Mr. He Bing's family live at the outer circle of the Beijing CBD, "five ring" area,  marked with red line below.

Unfortunately: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published their finding:

Beijing -- The most livable city in Mainland China

Communism Heals Psychosis? PDF Print E-mail
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Yu Tang   

On 26th Nov. 2009, in a psychiatric hospital in Zhiyang, Shichuan province, patients and nurses held a competition singing communist songs.

According to the Zhiyang Daily News, the competition was organised and designed by the hospital to praise the Communist Party by singing “without the Communist Party there will be no new China, the Communist Party works hard for people, to save China…..”

The organiser from the hospital explained that through the singing of red songs with psychiatric patients, "it expresses the love of patients towards the party, towards the country, to bridging a harmonious society”

Patients, nurses and doctors also grouped together on the stage to sing together. (screenshot)

This' healing method' was not the first time it has been used in communist China. On 10th Augsust, 1971, the People’s Daily newspaper published reports claiming that psychiatric patients were healed by following Mao’s thoughts.

The 1971 article said: "The number 165 People's Liberation Army hospital medical group and Hunan province, Chenzhou area mental hospital medical staff, found a new way to cure mental illness with the guidance of Mao Zedong thought, on medical practice. It claimed that over a two year period, educating patients with Mao Zedong thought, backed up by a combination of Chinese and Western medicine, made many psychiatric patients regain health, and rejoin the front line of the revolution and the 'great struggle' movement. Some of these former patients have been chosen as leaders after learning Mao Zedong's thought."

Screenshot of the 1971 People's daily article.

The Zhiyang Daily reported: ‘The voices were loud, neat, melodic and expressed their loyalty towards the Party; carrying the deep love of the communist party and our country, - this competition will be forever imprinted in the brains of these psychiatric patients!’.

The news was wide spread and followed by many online comments

"At this moment, the doctors and patients have produced a very close mental bond which is very rare in the history of psychiatric treatment."

"I am not sure whether these patients were mad before singing red songs or after? I sung some red songs before, will I end up there as well?"

"I think they were normal before singing red songs."

"They are the best choice of people to be singing these songs."

"Red communist songs---the best remedy for psychiatric patients."

"They don't even leave psychiatric patients alone!"

"Psychotics meet with neurotics."




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