‘Red Songs’ fuels Chinese politician’s ambitions (AP) – 175th Edition

Retirees sing revolutionary 'red' songs at a morning gathering in Shaping Park in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Thursday March 3, 2011. The 'Sing Red Songs' campaign is the brainchild of Bo Xilai, a Communist Party boss with a rare flamboyant touch. In a country known for staid politicians, he is a publicity hound with an administrative flair that has captured the national imagination and, he hopes, will propel him into the top echelons of party leadership next year. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTAP – Three mornings a week, retired locomotive driver Xiao Hunhou ventures out to a hilly park in this teeming city to belt out Mao-era propaganda songs with his “New Light” choir.

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