Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves

China celebrates the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival on Monday, with much of the ceremonial ritual of honouring the dead these days not geared towards beloved relatives, but beloved pets. Once banned by Communist leader Chairman Mao Zedong as a bourgeois pastime, having a pet has now become a symbol of financial success in China, which has … Read more Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves