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Forty years after Mao’s death, his renewed popularity among militant leftists poses a threat to the country’s stability

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
ome analysts believe that if China had free elections, a far-left neo-Maoist candidate could garner hundreds of millions of votes and would be likely to win a nationwide poll.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.