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Tagged nian
[Fourth Anniversary of the 512 Earthquake. Lest We Forget] During the second anniversary of the earthquake, several thousand Twitterers read aloud the names of students who had perished, which was then compiled into a large-scale audio work, "Remembrance". Reflecting on the loss of innocent lives and expressing outrage at the concealed truth of tofu dregs (construction). Listen online:

Reciting. Good night. RT @aiww: November 3. Today is the birthday of 10 students who died. They are: Jing Qinyu, Liu Zongli, Shang Xingyu, Wang Di, Zhang Dong, Zhou Ting, Gan Yu, Wang Ruoyu, Wang Ying, Xie Shiwei #512Birthday

The only aftereffect is that I frequently greet the motherland. RT //solacrimal: //aiww Thanks God of Love, I have received the commemorative shirt for "Nian" and the documentaries on around the 14th, I've been busy so I couldn't thank you on time~Have finished most of the documentaries with roommates, I wonder if you have completely recovered from your head injury during the trip to Chengdu for the Tan Zuoren case? Please don't leave any sequelae...

Mm-hmm. //vinci6660: //aiww God Ai, is "Nian" still being made into the form of a documentary film?

RT //v4vendett: The happenings of lives are random by nature. RT //aiww: The download link of the revised version of "Nian": Online listening:

Mm. Yes. RT //wuxingpijiu: //aiww Has God Ai seen my new [Twitter] portrait? The t-shirt fits very well.