Portrait of revolutionary and statesman Liu Shaoqi, a contemporary of Mao Zedong. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

Liu Shaoqi was a leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) whose career symbolized the political struggles in the People’s Republic of China during Mao Zedong’s era. Although it was once thought Liu would be Mao’s successor he was accused in 1966, at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, of siding with

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:05-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on LIU Shaoqi (Liú Shàoqí 刘少奇)|Liú Shàoqí 刘少奇 (LIU Shaoqi)

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