Liu Shao-Ch'I


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Liu Shaoqi (24 November 1898 – 12 November 1969) was a Chinese revolutionary, statesman, and theorist. He was Chairman of the People's Republic of China, China's head of state, from 27 April 1959 to 31 October 1968, during which he implemented policies of economic reconstruction in China. He fell out of favour in the later 1960s during the Cultural Revolution because of his perceived 'right-wing' ... more »

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  • There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to lo...
    Liu Shao-Ch'I (b. 1898), Chinese leader. Said July 13, 1947. Quoted in Stanley Karnow, Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution, ch. 4 (1972).
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