Thinking About China

China Uncensored: Mooncakes: Tasty Treats, or Instruments of Corruption?

A silver “mooncake” in a shop in China’s Henan Province on Aug. 29, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A silver “mooncake” in a shop in China’s Henan Province on Aug. 29, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday was the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, also known as the moon festival. It’s a time for people to reunite with family and friends and...




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