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In the 20th century, under both Nationalist and Communist governments, China supported public health measures as a way to strengthen the country. The state promoted preventative health, and children were a particular concern for both the health and the education ministries. The children’s health material promoted exercise, vaccination, controlling spitting, keeping utensils clean, and honest behavior. These messages are common to almost any public health campaign; their mode of presentation here is both clear and gentle.