China Mao impersonator at blockchain conference causes furore
A publicity stunt at a conference about blockchain technology in China, which saw an actor impersonate Mao Zedong, has sparked uproar on social media.
Xu Guoxiang imitated Mao - by wearing a grey suit and speaking in his Hunan accent - at the Boao Blockchain Forum for Asia in Hainan Province.
China's law prohibits using the names and images of party leaders for commercial purposes.
The event's organisers were forced to apologise for the stunt.
The Boao Forum for Asia has issued a statement saying it is not affiliated with the Boao Blockchain Forum for Asia.
At the conference, Mr Xu said:... read more
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