Definition of dazibao in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːdzəbaʊ/

noun (plural same)

(In the People’s Republic of China) a wall poster written in large characters, expressing a political opinion: they put up dazibao accusing the government of ‘selling its soul
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  • Because of these unique characteristics dazibao represent one of the few effective vestiges of free speech that may be used to voice political dissent in China.
  • One of the ‘four great rights’ in the 1975 state constitution was the right to write dazibao.
  • During the past fifty years, the writing of big character posters (dazibao) has emerged as a principle form of political expression in the People's Republic of China.


Chinese, from 'big' + zi 'character' + bào 'newspaper or poster'.

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