SHAOSHAN, China (CNN) — “Mao is very great and famous, and he saved the whole of China,” exclaims an 18-year-old woman from Wuhan in Hubei province. “Both young people and old people love Mao very much!”
Not sure this is the sentiment shared by everyone but I suspected by quite a few. Regardless what Mao had done to my family I always thought him as great in fighting but poor in governing. IF he were to die right after 1949, he would have been remembered overwhelmingly positive and China would have been in a different class all by itself.
But that’s history. We do need something to debate and argue after a cup of tea, a glass of wine or a meal, don’t we?