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Travel in the footsteps of Mao

Posted on: Sunday 4 May 2008


Like visitors at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, VA, people come to ShaoShan village in the heart of China to remember and teach their children about their national hero. He launched the Long March, an estimated 3,750-mile epic exploit as central to the story of China as the Boston Tea Party is to America. He fought warlords, the Japanese and the U.S.-supported Nationalists under Chiang KaiShek. On Oct. 1, 1949, he stood in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and proclaimed the birth of a new China. He was Mao Zedong.

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