Beijing Releases Stamps for 120th Anniversary of Chairman Mao's Birth
Beijing Releases Stamps for 120th Anniversary of Chairman Mao's Birth2013-12-21A symposium on the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong and a ceremony to release commemorative stamps for the occasion were held in Beijing on December 18, 2013.
Wang Jiarui, vice chairperson of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and honorary president of the All-China Philatelic Federation, attended the symposium and ceremony.
Chairman Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), was a Chinese communist revolutionary, politician, poet, military strategist, and socio-political theorist. The chairman and founding father of the People's Republic of China from its establishment in 1949, he governed the country as Chairman of the Communist Party of China until his death. In this position he converted China into a socialist state, with industry and business being nationalized under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, his theoretical contribution to the ideology along with his military strategies and brand of policies are collectively known as Maoism.