Chinese youth have become “addicted” to learning about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) history through smartphone app games promoted by the Chinese government, the state mouthpiece Global Times claimed Thursday.
A 22-year-old Chinese college graduate named Zhou Ying told the Global Times this week she “never thought she would one day become addicted” to learning about the CCP’s history through a government-sponsored mobile app but has “enjoyed the process of exploration” the app’s video game employs to engage its users.
The game challenges players to “find five objects hidden in a painting of Shanghai in the 1910s shown in the game, including a portrait of Karl Marx and a poster of the May Fourth Movement in 1919. Each time Zhou successfully finds an item, the game shows her a brief introduction of the person or event related to the item,” according to the Global Times.
The May Fourth Movement of 1919