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In China, 8-Year-Old Kids Could Be Tried for Insulting Chairman Mao

A policeman stands guard in front of a giant portrait of the late chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen Square in 2013 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
A policeman stands guard in front of a giant portrait of the late chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen Square in 2013 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

“People who harm the name, portrait, reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs” will be held accountable, reported China’s Communist Party-run Xinhua News Agency on...




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