ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / News from across ChinaHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosBlack cat and white rabbit cartoons may become Shanghais symbolsBy Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2016-01-27 13:32Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThe Black Cat Detective. [Photo from Sina Weibo]Shanghais two home-grown cartoons – the hero of Black Cat Detective, an animation, and the logo of the White Rabbit creamy candies – were suggested as symbols for the city by a local legislator.
“The black cat stands for justice and rules, and the white rabbit indicates intelligence and flexibility. These two characters once accompanied the growth of several generations in Shanghai and carry warm memories for the locals,” Li Qi, a deputy to Shanghai Peoples Congress, the citys legislative body, said at the ongoing annual session on Tuesday.
Black Cat Detective was produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio and aired in China in the 1980s, gaining wide popularity.
The candies were first manufactured in 1943 and soon became famous and a popular gift for people all over the country. In 1972, then premier Zhou Enlai gave White Rabbit candies to then US President Richard Nixon during the latters visit to China. The candies became popular overseas as well.
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