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Halloween costumes in Shanghai poke fun at Chinese authorities

People dress as Covid workers, surveillance cameras and Winnie-the-Pooh, a reference to Xi Jinping

Halloween revellers in Shanghai have poked fun at the Chinese authorities with their costumes, dressing up as Covid prevention workers, surveillance cameras and China’s falling stock market.

Videos posted on social media showed police shepherding away people with particularly subversive costumes on Tuesday night, including one dressed as Lu Xun, a Chinese writer from the early 20th century whose fable about a useless scholar has become a meme for China’s unemployed youth.

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