Xie Piao, who led a seven-strong team tasked with cooling Mao Zedong’s corpse after his death 40 years ago, displays a book with a photo of the embalmed body of late Chinese leader. Photo: AFP

Live long and endure: how body of China’s ‘Great Helmsman’ Mao Zedong was preserved

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Xie Piao, who led a seven-strong team tasked with cooling Mao Zedong’s corpse after his death 40 years ago, displays a book with a photo of the embalmed body of late Chinese leader. Photo: AFP
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