ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Differences on Mao

Differences on Mao G P D THE third session of the fifth National People's Congress was described by People's Daily as "a meeting of democracy and reform". Indeed, Beijing seems particularly keen to give the impression that no leader can be considered above the people. During the days of the Cultural Revolution huge portraits of Marx and Lenin were to be seen every day in the Tian An Men Square. They are no longer there. Mao Zedong was glorified during the same period. Now the current view is that he is one of the great leaders of the China. Beijing Review recently carried a picture of Mao but only to remind the people that he was one of the four great makers of the Chinese Revolution. Mao was shown in the picture presumably sharing a joke with Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlui and Chu De.

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