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Monday December 28 3:19 PM ET

China marks Mao anniversary with Little Red Disc

By Christiaan Virant

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chairman Mao Zedong's Little Red
Book has been updated to mark the 105th anniversary of
his birth on Saturday -- it is now available on a
Little Red Disc.

A new CD-ROM contains more than 3,000 pictures, 120
film and television clips and 20 volumes of the
political thoughts and poems of the Great Helmsman, the
China Daily reported.

Simply entitled Mao Zedong, it is aimed at a rapidly
growing number of computer owners who have benefited
from the capitalist-style reforms of the late Deng

At a ceremony to launch the disc on Friday, Wei
Jianxing, a member of the Standing Committee of the
Communist Party's Politburo, said: "Deng Xiaoping
Theory has inherited and developed Mao Zedong Thought
and pushed Marxism to a new stage of development in

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