Mao Zedong, China’s leader from 1949 until his death in 1976, supported the principles of Dr Sun Yat-Sen, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt in his reply to a Reuters reporter in 1945. Photo: Handout

‘China doesn’t need democracy’? Mao may have begged to differ

  • The founder of the People’s Republic in 1945 told of a vision of a free and democratic China that Xi Jinping’s governing philosophy would be at odds with
Topic |   Chinese history

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Mao Zedong, China’s leader from 1949 until his death in 1976, supported the principles of Dr Sun Yat-Sen, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt in his reply to a Reuters reporter in 1945. Photo: Handout
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