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A Grim Chapter in History Kept Closed

Date: July 22, 2010
Author: DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
QUOTE: The government has conceded that Mao committed “errors,” but his reputation in China is still officially sacred. Wary of challenges to the man whose body lies on display in Tiananmen Square, publishers of writings about the era submit to a three-tier censorship process: at the government’s General Administration of Press and Publication, the Party History Research Office and the Party Literature Research Office, according to Ding Dong, a historian.

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