Puccini helps the Chinese Communist Party congratulate itself

Zhang Yimou is at it again, staging Puccini’s final opera “Turandot” to fill the Birds’ Nest for an October 6 show commemorating — what else — the PRC’s 60th anniversary as a state. Just in case you though that Italian opera was making the CCP soft, Shanghai Daily reports the cultural news below a photo of a paramilitary cop forcing a “terrorist” out of a … Continue reading Puccini helps the Chinese Communist Party congratulate itself