0267 Bunker Bar

Aug 28, 2012, 06:17 PM, Dongcheng, Beijing, China

Lin Biao had a secret cave in the mountains near Beijing. Here, he ran the Chinese military and oversaw propaganda campaigns, including the Cult of Mao, a part of China's Cultural Revolution, a dark political campaign that brought suffering to millions of Chinese citizens. So loyal was Lin that Mao even chose him as his successor but, alas, Lin was accused of plotting to overthrow the Chairman and died in a mysterious plane crash in Mongolia after which he was denounced as a traitor. But in China’s new market economy, a traitor’s bunker can be repurposed as a military-themed bar with a war room, portraits of Lin and Mao and a funky entrance fashioned out of a partial plane fuselage. The Cultural Revolution is something a lot of people would like to forget. Drinks should help. Bottoms up! Or as we say in China, gan bei. #ceas #china #greene #hacker

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