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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 12, March 19, 2006, Article 15

MAO'S DAYS NUMBERED ON CHINESE NOTES

The BBC news reported on March 13 that China may remove
Mao Zedong's image from a range of banknotes to make room
for other portraits:

"Delegates to the parliament's advisory body proposed that
Deng Xiaoping, architect of China's economic reforms, should
grace the new bills.

They also want to see the inclusion of Sun Yat-sen, father
of the revolution that toppled the last emperor in 1911."

"But the banknotes proposal is a long way from becoming law
and it is also unlikely that Deng Xiaoping would have approved.

He ended the mass production of Mao badges and watches and
was strongly against any cult of personality."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

[Shades of George Washington's modesty.  George didn't want
his portrait (or any other leader's) on U.S. coins.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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