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 Revolutionary good fun

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Date posted: 22/03/2006

The latest online game from Chinese company Shanda Interactive Entertainment goes well beyond the usual humdrum shoot-em-up stuff.

The objectives of Learning from Comrade Lei Feng include such acts of fearless heroism as helping old ladies across the street and politely persuading strangers not to swear or spit in the street. Complete these and other exhilarating tasks, and you'll get the chance to meet a virtual Chairman Mao in Tiananmen Square and get his virtual autograph too.

The game was developed at the behest of the Chinese government, which has become very concerned at the levels of mindless violence found in most online adventure games.

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