December 26, 2013

China Must Purge Mao's Ghost

Gao Wenqian, New York Times

The Associated Press

Thursday marks the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, founding father of the People’s Republic of China, but the leadership’s celebrations of his legacy are an alarming reminder that China has a long way to go before it can join the league of modern nations.

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