Cole, what is your problem? You seem to think that Mao was a very nice and loving and caring guy. Do you believe that he did some bad things in his life? Do you believe that WWII happened? Just saying...
I'm just sick of these US plants heaping propaganda and demonising Mao. The guy lead huge strides in improving the lives every day people in China; building infrastructure, improving life expectancy, literacy rates, agriculture, medical access.
CIA sell outs like Jung Chang betraying their own country, doing their best to ruin this great man's reputation, and the masses seemingly lapping it up, is a poignant reminder of how good America is with their hate mongering.
From the 1800's to 1949, "China" was a poor and divided country, "governed" in different regions by warlords that oppressed their peasant tenants, and simultaneously occupied by Western countries like Britain (read up on the Opium Wars), France, Germany, Japan, and U S missionaries, and her treasures pillaged by the 1% ruling class that escaped to Taiwan in 1949. Fast forward to 2012....as per Cole's points