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China Observes Mao's Birthday With Mixed Feelings

China on Thursday observes the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, who enjoys a mixed legacy in the country whose government he founded and led for nearly three decades.Since his death in 1976, the official government position has been to recognize Mao's contributions as 70 percent positive and 30 percent negative.A poll by the state-run Global Times suggests Chinese view him even more positively than that, with 85 percent of respondents saying Mao's merits outweigh his...

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