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China’s Dangerous Return to One-Man Reign

By ending collective leadership, Xi Jinping revives the specter of chaotic power struggles. Andrew Browne writes: Liu Shaoqi, one of Mao’s designated successors, died on a prison floor in his own filth. Another, Lin Biao, perished in a plane [...]

Warhol’s Mao Portrait Fetches $12.7 Million

HONG KONG (AFP-Jiji) — A classic Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong fetched $12.7 million at auction in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sotheby’s said — well short of the top estimate of more than $15 million. The sale of the 1973 [...]