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Spending for Mao anniversary sparks outrage

120TH BIRTHDAY:Some netizens wrote that the US$2.5 billion budget would be put to better use to clean up pollution, assist needy students and provide insurance

AFP, BEIJING

Not only politicians, but also some Chinese businesses are looking to profit from all the Mao-themed celebrations. One company that makes maotai, a popular Chinese spirit, is seizing the opportunity to promote a special Mao Zedong 120th Anniversary version with a limited circulation of 12,000 bottles.

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