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Chairman Mao – Later Years Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Come to China and you’re sure to see one face everywhere you go – that of Mao Zedong. The Chairman is on all of the RMB notes from 1 up to the 100, statues of him can be found in just about every city, and small figurines as well as his “Little Red Book” line…

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Nixon’s Chinese Legacy Posted by on Mar 30, 2012

In 1972, President Nixon (尼克松 pronounced: Ní kè sōng) did something Western powers had been unable to do since the Opium Wars: open China to the rest of the world. Sure it took years of negotiations, the (timely) death of Chairman Máo Zé Dōng (毛泽东), and the ascension of Deng Xiao Ping as a policy…

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