This is the kind of propaganda poster we're familiar with from the good ol' days -- sturdy, apple-cheeked workers, filled with zeal and joy, gazing into the socialist utopian future and waving the Little Red Book.
I've always had a soft spot for propaganda posters, and the old ones have become collectors' items. There was a bit of a kerfuffle when it was learned that former press secretary Jay Carney had two Soviet propaganda posters hanging in his home...
Does the Chinese government still put out propaganda like this? Yes and no....
As part of its theme of "Chinese Dream," (as opposed to, say, "the American Dream,") the government has commissioned dozens of artists to produce posters which are used everywhere -- here at the campus, on the sides of buses and at bus shelters, on the walls around construction sites.
Meanwhile, this is me wondering about stealing a poster from the streets because it would be nice to have some art on the walls at the apartment.
We have actually managed to decorate our walls very inexpensively with large wall calendars with nice classical Chinese paintings on them. But I like these fish pictures, too, and the pictures of the countryside.
Below, two posters that stress filial piety. You can see more of the contemporary posters here at the Ministry of Propaganda website.