A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE
A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE

What China’s ‘market Maoists’ tell us about modern trade tensions

  • Historian Jason Kelly argues that the Chinese Communist Party has stressed the importance of economic ties long before the reforms of the late 1970s
  • New book argues that concepts used today such as ‘equality and mutual benefit’ date back to the Mao Zedong era

Topic |   China economy
A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE
A portrait of Mao Zedong is seen at red-themed pedestrian street in Yanan in Shaanxi province ahead of the Communist Party centenary. Photo: EPA-EFE
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