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China Observes Mao's Birthday With Mixed Feelings

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China held scaled-back celebrations Thursday for the 120th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China.President Xi Jinping and the other six members of the Communist Party's elite Politburo Standing Committee marked the occasion by paying respects at Mao's mausoleum in Tiananmen Square.The Xinhua news agency said Mr. Xi and the other leaders bowed three times in front of a statue of the revolutionary leader, recalling what it called his...

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