Video: Viral clip of Chinese student’s emotional recital triggers debate over national education

A video showing a schoolboy crying while reciting the biography of communist heroin Liu Hulan went viral online last week in China.

The boy was reading the textbook in a “crying tone”, a recital skill widely taught in schools, and ended up bursting into tears while his classmates burst into laughter.

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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