China's Golden Week and Mid Autumn Festival: nexus of culture, economics and political strategy

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China's Golden Week and Mid Autumn Festival: nexus of culture, economics and political strategy

This year's Mid Autumn Festival coincides with China's national day and its 'Golden Week' holiday. SCMP Political Economy editor Zhou Xin breaks down why this makes for a test of Beijing's economic strategy and political management of the pandemic; Beijing-based culture reporter Elaine Yau discusses how Beijingers are planning to celebrate their Golden Week and food reporter Bernice Chan unpacks the meaning of the iconic moon cakes, and how they are evolving - with new visions of mooncakes…
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This year's Mid Autumn Festival coincides with China's national day and its 'Golden Week' holiday. SCMP Political Economy editor Zhou Xin breaks down why this makes for a test of Beijing's economic strategy and political management of the pandemic; Beijing-based culture reporter Elaine Yau discusses how Beijingers are planning to celebrate their Golden Week and food reporter Bernice Chan unpacks the meaning of the iconic moon cakes, and how they are evolving - with new visions of mooncakes…
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