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The New York Times: Xi Jinping is the second coming of Mao Zedong


Chris Marquis, Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in this article about China’s leader, Xi Jinping, emulating former China ruler Mao Zedong.

“He uses Mao’s slogans frequently. He dresses like him, gestures like him. At the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China” — which was last year — “he wore a very specific type of suit, a special kind of Mao suit that only Mao wore on very specific occasions. And he gave his speech from Tiananmen Square, just like Mao did when he proclaimed the founding of the P.R.C.”, Chris says. (subs)

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