Mao's long shadow: A difficult discussion for China

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Dr. Fei-Ling Wang was interviewed and quoted in "Mao's long shadow: A difficult discussion for China" in Agence France-Presse about Mao Zedong's legacy in China.


Under President Xi, the government has gone to ever greater lengths to make sure everyone says the same thing when they talk about Mao.

The most powerful leader since the Great Helmsman himself, Xi has cautioned against both "historical nihilism" and "neo-liberalism", an implicit warning to bury both praise and criticism of Mao's era. 

"There is an officially-induced and sanctioned amnesia about Mao's true record," said Fei-Ling Wang, a China expert at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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