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The higher bodies must be familiar with the life of the masses and with the situation in the lower bodies so as to have an objective basis for correct guidance.

 
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Higher bodies were the party leaders at the national level and the lower bodies those at the local level. This principle is often lacking in all forms of government, communist or otherwise. A consistent complaint of Americans at the state and local level is that the Congress – the higher body is detached from the situation at the local levels. This piece of Mau’s advice is well taken the world over.
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Mao Tse-Tung, 1893-1976, Chairman, Communist Party, China, On Correcting Mistaken Ideas In The Party, December 1929

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Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
  • Born: December 26, 1893
  • Died: September 9, 1976
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Profession: Revolutionary, Statesman

Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. His theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

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