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    some older squirm

    Does "some older Chinese squirm" refer to "some older Chinese distorted motions (such as personality cult)"?

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    Many would take that as a sign that the personality cult is little more than harmless fun. Mr Xi is no Mao, whose tyrannical nature and love of adulation were so great that he blithely led the country into the frenzy and violence of the Cultural Revolution. Although some older Chinese squirm at a style of politics so reminiscent of days long past, there is no suggestion that China is on the brink of another such horror.

    Source: The Economist

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    Re: some older squirm

    No. Squirm is a verb in that phrase. It means the old-fashioned political style mentioned makes some older Chinese uncomfortable.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: some older squirm

    "Squirm" is a verb in that sentence. "Some older Chinese" means "Some older Chinese people".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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