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Outrage Over China’s Plans For Mao’s Birthday
Sky News ^
| 1:50pm UK, Thursday 17 October 2013
Posted on 10/17/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
More than $2.5 billionn (£1.6 billion) is being spent on events to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, to the fury of many Chinese citizens.
The money is being directed towards Maos birthplace of Shaoshan, where a tourist information center will be renovated and his former residence restored, according to the Changsha Evening News. High-speed rail stations and new highways will also be built to impress the expected influx of visitors.
However, Chinese internet users have criticized the sum of money the city plans to spendfar greater than originally plannedmore than 37 years after Maos death.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthday; china; maotsetung; redchina
posted on 10/17/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT
Wait til you see how much they will spend to renovate
Obama’s childhood home...........where ever it is.
posted on 10/17/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
Mao is the greatest mass murderer in history.
Yet he is to be celebrated in this manner and the controversy is money being spent.
Don’t ever let anyon tell you China s still not run by a communist tyranny.
posted on 10/17/2013 3:34:51 PM PDT
Mao’s revolution killed only 66 million by some estimates. No big deal. /s
posted on 10/17/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT
(Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
Relax China man, 2.4 billion was donated by the U.S.!
posted on 10/17/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT
( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
And Free Traders still continue pushing Free Trade with Communist China. Now we are funding MaoWorld
posted on 10/17/2013 4:06:02 PM PDT
(Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at the University of California Irvine, said the 120th anniversary will see an effort to put Mao "into a context as the person who began China's resurgence to world-power status, as opposed to what the Western associations with Mao often now are".
Yeah, labling Mao a murderous dictator is so Western-centric. I feel so bad.
posted on 10/17/2013 5:28:07 PM PDT
(Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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