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Battle at Lake Changjin 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, besieged by crises from China Evergrande to power outages, may take some comfort in recent news: “A human wave of enthusiastic citizens is storming his nation’s cinemas.”

The historical blockbuster Chinese are watching in record numbers is state-funded Korean War epic Battle at Lake Changjin. Its popularity suggests that Beijing’s drive to inculcate patriotism and machismo is bearing fruit.

Making the story even sweeter for Beijing mandarins, it is based on the true story of a torrid Chinese victory over America’s premier troops.

Read more at “China’s winter warriors rout US Marines”

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