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Mao's Car Breakdown in Tiananmen Square

A former Red guard revealed forbidden photos of Mao's car which had broken down before Mao and his cronies, Zhou Enlai and Lin Biao reached Tiananmen Square on 31st August, 1966, the day Mao set out to instruct thousands of young red guards at the start of the Cultural Revolution. The car was finally pushed to the side of the Square.


Former Premier Zhou Enlai held by a guard in the chaos. (screenshot)

China's Econamic Dominance Based On Licence To Pollute PDF Print E-mail
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posted by Chinainformation   

China's factories provide low cost products such as computers and cars to the rest of the world. But critics claim such economic progress takes a heavy toll, polluting the country's air, land and rivers.

Even though China ordered more than 2,000 factories to be shut down last August due to pollution, inefficiency or unsafe working conditions, the country remains a major polluter.

Pollution from factories has poisoned potable water supplies and has even led to deaths among the surrounding populace.

On this edition of 101 East, we ask if China is sacrificing its environment and people to feed its ever-growing economic powerhouse.

 

Posted by Bob Vinnicombe from Chinainformation

 

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