The red flag is still there and kids cannot escape
The red flag is still there and kids cannot escape “red education”
Walking in the streets at noon makes discover things I would not have seen if aving unch in a restaurant; one day (which special day, I wanted to check, but I forget to ask my Chinese counterparts), there were small groups of children, dressed in a festive or “official” way, and it was fun to watch them in the streets, going to a theatre near the great central square. Of course, the red flag with stars is there, with one group, other groups, if they do not have the flag wear nice red caps which do not leave space for questions. Other groups also, may be less political correct; notice they seem all to be ethnic Chinese, but I may be misleaded by my preconceived ideas about colonialism, political education of the crowds, etc. . . .
Main picture: The schoolchildren are disguised, the girls have make-up, and they are ready for some commemoration, fete, I do not know; . . .
Picture 2: All these kids look very serious, and particularly the one who has the honour to carry the flag!
Picture 3: Ooops an undisciplined troop here; these girls are not as serious as the colleagues we have seen before.
Picture 4: Blue school again
Picture 5: Is she already trying to concentrate, may be the kids will perform, sing something. . . .