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Video: 40 years after Mao Zedong’s death, an American who served as his translator recalls the leader’s complexity, ruthlessness and ‘baby’ laugh

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idney Rittenberg, an American who served as Mao Zedong's translator, discusses the personal quirks and legacy of the Communist Party leader 40 years after his death.
12 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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