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Sun Dec 26 15:18:21 MST 1999
On this Day in History Sun, Dec. 26 1893 - Mao Zedong, Chinese
revolutionary and statesman and one of the founders of China's Communist
Party, was born.
Lenin, Stalin Figures Of The Century For Chinese: Poll
BEIJING, Dec 23, 1999 -- (Agence France
Presse) Chinese consider Lenin and Stalin to
have had the most impact on the world in
the 20th century with Mao Zedong ranking
only eighth, according to an opinion poll
released here Wednesday.
Lenin, Stalin, Deng Xiaoping, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill and Einstein all
ranked ahead of the founder of the People's
Republic in the survey conducted by the
Horizon Market Research Group.
Mao, however, was the overwhelming
choice when those surveyed were asked
who played the biggest role in China's development, the
pollsters said, followed by Deng, Sun Yatsen and Zhu Enlai.
Current Chinese President Jiang Zemin ranked sixth,
Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek.
Lenin also topped the list of foreigners considered to
have had the greatest impact on China, followed by US President Bill
Clinton, Stalin and Richard Nixon.
Horizon, an independent Chinese institute, said the
survey was conducted among 1,088 intellectuals, students and civil
servants in September. ((c) 1999 Agence France Presse)
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