Mao Zedong (centre) in 1937. Photo: SCMP pictures

The Long March: what it was and why it matters to China’s Xi Jinping

The year-long retreat of Communist forces beginning in 1934 has become a pillar of the way the party views itself, and a rallying cry for the president

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Mao Zedong (centre) in 1937. Photo: SCMP pictures
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