In recent years, it has been debated whether Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing should even exhibit anything related to Christmas, since communism is in direct conflict with religion, and Christmas is, afterall, a religious holiday. Advocates see Chinese celebrating Christmas as idolization of the West, thereby eroding its own culture and traditions, and greatly disapprove. Nevertheless, Christmas sales, dinners, and parties are great for retailers and restauranteurs alike, so it seems that Christmas has come to stay. …
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