Mao Zedong (left) with Red Army soldiers in Ruijin, Jiangxi province, in November 1931.

How the Post, and Chiang Kai-shek’s army, were fooled by Mao Zedong

The Great Helmsman managed to hoodwink not only the Nationalist forces but, thanks in part to the time it took for news to travel in the 1930s, the South China Morning Post, too

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Mao Zedong (left) with Red Army soldiers in Ruijin, Jiangxi province, in November 1931.
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