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China's 'lantern capital' awash with Red credos

Tuntou town traditionally churns out pumpkin-shaped artisanal lamps in preparation for China's biggest holiday. But this year, instead of the usual felicitations of "happiness" or "peace", the 12 Communist core values such as "rule of law" and "patriotism" have been inked in.

Tuntou, China

CAREFULLY steadying the gleaming red lantern between her knees, a worker applied the Chinese character for "wealth" in golden glitter - one of the millions that will illuminate the forthcoming Chinese New Year.

A high wooden arch at the entrance to the snowy village