China's tech 'princess' Meng Wanzhou's return whips up nationalistic outpouring

Ms Meng Wanzhou with her husband Liu Xiaozong (left). The couple, who married in 2007, have a teenage daughter together. Ms Meng also has three children from a previous marriage. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - A mother watching her daughter at gymnastics training. Another mother telling her healthcare worker daughter to be careful on the Covid-19 front line. A firefighter calling his mother to wish her happy birthday.

In a slickly produced video to mark China's National Day on Oct 1, the official Xinhua news agency spotlighted the sacrifices made by mothers while likening these to the nation's love for its people.

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