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Li Decai, 71, hung himself more than two months ago after his collection of 200 Chairman Mao badges was stolen in Yanggao county, Shanxi Province.

Li took great pleasure in reminiscing about the days of yore and lecturing people in the street about Mao’s theories.
This tragedy is an extreme example of how Chairman Mao is still widely commemorated.
The late revolutionary leader anchored the direction that China took in its modern history by expelling foreign invaders, leading the Communist Party of China to win the civil war that followed and forming the structure of the republic.

More than three decades after his death, many people still remember him despite the controversial policies that he spearheaded during his tenure. Public admiration draws millions of visitors every year to his hometown of Shaoshan, Xiangtan of Hunan Province, and his mausoleum in Beijing on Tiananmen Square remains a stop for many tourists to the capital.

It has been a tradition for local residents in Hunan to commemorate Mao’s birthday on December 26 in various ways, even during their wedding ceremonies, as we can see in this group of pictures that won a prize during the 55th World Press Photo contest.

A family sacrifice a pig on Chairman Mao’s birthday in Hunan in 2010. Photo: Kuang Huimin

How do you miss Chairman Mao? Would he be satisfied with today's China?

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Post time 2012-5-10 09:57:23 |Display all floors

I found this image of Mao online today.  Looks like it could be him, and is a color photo or a colorized black and white image.




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Post time 2012-5-10 10:32:18 |Display all floors
He was the greatest leader China ever had. He saved China for the Chinese people.
All the tragedy that happened was only necessary because of the threats from the outside.
Unfortunately there was no other choice. He did what he had to do to save China for the Chinese.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Robert......wake up....
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Mad dictator, drug-addled sex maniac.
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Post time 2012-5-10 18:56:46 |Display all floors
Mao is a bigger falacy than Wyatt Herpes.
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Mao was a Playa.....I didn't know that....I bet he liked Blondes...
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