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‘Chairman Mao will bless you’: Why tourists flock to Mao’s birthplace

By The Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 16:35 EDT
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A gold and jade statue of Mao Zedong is displayed at an exhibition in Shenzhen (AFP)
 
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‘Chairman Mao will bless you’: Why tourists flock to Mao’s birthplace (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

On a cold and blustery December afternoon, groups of tourists cluster in front of a giant statue of Mao Zedong to have their pictures taken with the founder of modern China. “Bow three times,” a tour guide encourages her clients, “and Chairman…

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

 
 
 
 
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