Living Buddha Dezhub Jambai Gaisanggyaco dedicates a khata, a scarf used by Tibetans to show gratitude and hospitality, to the bronze statute of Mao in Shaoshan county. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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Living Buddha Dezhub Jambai Gaisanggyaco dedicates a khata, a scarf used by Tibetans to show gratitude and hospitality, to the bronze statute of Mao in Shaoshan county. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.