[USA Today] At a movie theater inside a central Beijing shopping mall, artist Jin Rui says he enjoyed the film and hoped it draws many Chinese, especially the younger generation. "Today, too many people care only about making money, but as Chinese, we all need some belief, not just materialism," he says.
"I've lived through many revolutions," says Jin, 58, whose father, a party member, was punished as a "rightist" in the late 1950s. "I don't care which party rules as long as they deliver a good social environment. The Communist Party is doing better and better these days," says Jin, who has never joined the party.
The film's 100-plus stars, including Chow Yun-fat and Andy Lau, proved the key attraction for several moviegoers. "I wanted to spot all the stars," admits Boris Zou, a Beijing film company employee.
To ensure his son, 14, and daughter, 6, know where power lies in China, construction company manager Han Jingming brought them to a "Red song" concert that rocked the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing on Sunday night. "The Communist Party will continue to lead China, so I want my kids to understand its history and our revolution," explains Han, 40.
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