Xi bows to Mao ahead of China’s 70th anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his respects to Chairman Mao Zedong’s embalmed body today in a rare gesture ahead of China’s celebration of 70 years of Communist rule. Xi and other top Chinese officials visited Mao’s mausoleum — located in the heart of Beijing in Tiananmen Square — and bowed three times to the late leader’s statue. Continue Reading