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Mao's Influence Lingers in China, 40 Years After His Death

Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949 and ran it virtually uncontested until his death. While his reputation was deeply tarnished by the chaos and destruction of the ultra-radical 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, subsequent generations have generally accepted the ruling Communist Party's official verdict that he was on balance 70 percent right and 30 percent wrong. Here are some ways Mao's influence...

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