US consulate's July 4th Web post goes viral in China

The post contains part of a 1943 editorial from the Xinhua Daily, the Communist Party's first major newspaper, back when the Chinese were seeking help from the Unite States in their war against Japan. The post has been forwarded more than 11,000 times since it was first posted on the micro-blogging site Weibo.

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“On this day each year, joy and glory is felt by every good and honest person in this world,” the post says. “From the birth of this new nation, democracy and science were seeded beneath the foundations of a new liberal world… Day and night, the god of liberty shines her torchlight of freedom into the darkest corners of the earth, providing warmth for those who have suffered and reminding them there is still hope left yet.”