Mao & Gu: twins separated at birth?

Ideas & Opinion

In China for three weeks, the only television I watched was the dramatic series about the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Airing nightly around 11 pm, the show stars an actor named Gu Yue, uncanny as a Mao Tse-tung lookalike.

I enjoyed my daily dose of communist propaganda … a nice way to cap-off the Chinese day.

Researching, however, I’m crushed to learn that Mao didn’t really say “the Chinese people have stood up.”

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