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These Xinhua News multi image posters provided another media on which to circulate their photographs. They reflect the issues that were prioritised by the news and, through their documentary character, gave a forceful, authenticated message

Whereas others following a similar visual format kept the public informed about the latest released propaganda films and their revolutionary storylines

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The character 阔 kuo is written like this now, but the traditional form has the 3 dots on the left outside the radical, like this 濶. On this 1976 poster this character still follows the traditional form even though text had already been simplified, showing how the process caused characters to continue to evolve over time.

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Translation

Each entry includes a caption showing our translation of the original Chinese slogan. This is provided as a courtesy and whilst we aim for accuracy discrepancies may occur and alternative choices of words and grammar are always possible. If the precision of the translation is important to you we can provide on request the original Chinese characters where possible.

Each entry also includes the pinyin of the artists names that appear on the poster itself. Again we make every effort for accuracy but mistakes may occur.

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