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Old 07-18-2020, 01:54 AM   #16
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Default ORA Heimao (R1)

R1 will be renamed as Heimao (黑貓) meaning "black cat".
http://news.bitauto.com/xinchexiaoxi...012149064.html

Perhaps Great Wall Motors wants to pay tribute to former leader Deng Xiaoping who famously quoted: "Bguǎn hēi māo bi māo, zhuō do lǎoshǔ jish hǎo māo"*, a variation on an old Sichuan folk proverb. Deng was known to appreciate 20th century painter Chen Liantao, whose nature-themed artworks often featured cats as the subject.



Images courtesy: http://www.artnet.com/artists/chen-liantao/

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*"不管黑貓白貓,捉到老鼠就是好貓" [It doesn't matter if it's a black cat or white cat, if it catches mice it's a good cat, i.e, the so-called "cat theory" of mixed economic reform]
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