5. The Ashtray of History

Beijing, China Outside of Tienamen and the national currency, Mao Zedong has now been reduced to a cultural relic. Mao ashtrays are the height of Beijing kitsch, available in the local flea markets. Mao statuary, posters, and Little Red Books are available as well, but these sell mainly to tourists. Vendor: “Get Little Red Book! […]


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China, 2006Politics