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China’s New Long March: Eighty years after the Long March, Professor Rana Mitter of Oxford’s China Centre considers what lies ahead for a nation Mao would barely recognise

Eighty years ago Chinese communists embarked on what became known as the Long March — a 6,000-mile trek that established Mao Zedong’s leadership and laid the foundations for Communist rule in China. Now it is an economic superpower Mao would barely have recognised. What lies ahead?

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