Our modest contribution to the celebration of the May Fourth movement's hundredth birthday is a translation of a People's Daily editorial on the subject by an establishment intellectual: Zheng Shiqu, “Encourage the Broad Masses of Youth to Work Tirelessly for National Rejuvenation”. As the title suggests, the editorial is not critical.
Thanks to Bill Bishop's Sinocism for the reference to Zheng. If you're not reading Sinocism, you should be!
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