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Unbelievable. I know that goosestepping does not conjure the same set of associations in East Asia as in Europe and the US. The color guards at Ho Chi Minh’s tomb goosestep; the guards at Lenin’s tomb used to, and maybe still do.
But for crying out loud. Do they simply not care what kind of impression they’re making on Westerners? If you are trying to avoid confirming Westerners’ sense that your regime is basically quasi-fascist, having a color guard goosestepping at the Olympics opening ceremony is just really not a smart move.
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