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Saturday, October 18, 2014
OCTOBER 1949: MAO POINTS TO BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CHINA
What did Mao Zedong really say on October 1, 1949? History records that Mao uttered the now famous slogan: ''The Chinese people have stood up.''
It's perhaps the most famous slogan on the mainland and those few words nicely sum up the prevailing sentiment at the time: The Communist Party, at last victorious, had stood up to Japanese invaders, meddling western influences and a corrupt Kuomingtang.