1. REVOLUTIONARY BIRTHDAY

    China Wishes Mao a Happy 120th

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    China celebrated Mao Tse-tung’s 120th birthday Thursday with concerts, exhibits, and broadcast TV specials across the country. President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and other senior Beijing officials paid tribute to the communist leader at his mausoleum in Tiananmen Square. How to remember Mao’s legacy is the subject of an underlying debate, with academics pushing for a more public acknowledgement of the millions of deaths caused by his revolutionary economic policies.

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