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The "Two Whatevers" Policy
    2008-10-31 11:11:20     CRIENGLISH.com
 The term means, literally, "China should uphold whatever policies Mao Zedong has adopted and abide by whatever instructions the late chairman has given."

It was initiated by Hua Guofeng, Chinaman Mao's designated leader of the Communist part of China and the People's Republic of China. Hua became Communist Party chairman in September 1976. He pursued the notion that whatever policy decisions Mao had made must be firmly upheld and whatever instructions he had given must be followed unswervingly.

The remarks, however, were replaced by the more pragmatic slogan given by Deng Xiaoping that ''it doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice''.

 
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