China having an analogous hi-tech and ambiguously atompunk reputation OTL Japan had had just been confirmed:
I'm relieved that the Free Chinese are perfectly sane this time. Hail SUN WUKONG and Hail the Partnership!
There had been an informal taboo of sorts in Free China regarding about superweapons - specifically those pertaining to Stone Dogs and Thermonuclear Weaponry. So far, imagery pertaining to those had involved allegory that arouses the observer by unnerving them and disturbing them - and has stood up to be one of the foremost aesthetics in China's vibrant - ly or yet - conflicted pacifist and jingoist movements alike.
By that, I wonder how has robotics progressed so far in this timeline, considering that they would be incredibly useful for clean-ups of all the toxic areas this accursed world had.
Where the ——?!?? did that picture come from?!