Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts?

by David Solomonoff

In Chinese literature and folk tales, “evil ghosts” serve as a metaphor for corrupt officials. “Banning ghost stories sounds almost absurd and laughable to the West, and yet it carries the deep-rooted, historical fear that the government feels about its own people.

Source: Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts? | U.S. Embassy in Georgia

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