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The Death of Mao

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Broadcaster:  Channel NewsAsia

Unlike Stalin or Hitler, many Chinese today revere the memory of The Great Helmsman. But as this documentary shows, the emergence of China as a modern superpower and economic leviathan began after Mao's death four decades ago in 1976. This episode examines the bitter power struggle following the death of Mao, that ended with the ascent of Deng Xiaoping - who had been sidelined in the last years of Mao's life but now took the helm of China and dragged thsi vast nation into the 21st Century.

 

From the series The Asian Century.

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