|Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2013 shows the flag-raising ceremony held on the Tiananmen Square. Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct.1, 1949 while China’s national flag, the five-star red flag was hoisted on the Tiananmen Square. (People’s Daily Overseas Edition/ Hao Qing)|
Today is the 120th anniversary of the birth of comrade Mao Zedong.
Mao Zedong was born in 1893 in Shaoshan Village in central China's Hunan Province. He died in 1976 at 83. As the main founder of the PRC, Mao is one of the most influential figures in China's modern history.
Comrade Mao Zedong was a great Marxist, proletarian revolutionary, strategist, and theorist. He had broad-mindedness and awe-inspiring vision. Till now, Mao lives on in many Chinese people’s hearts and remains an eternal inspiration to people around the world. Activities marking the 120th anniversary of his birth have been held across China recently.