2. n. The excrement of Microtus pennsylvanicus. You guessed it, its "mousie dung."
Chairman Mao made mistakes in "Great Leap Forward", but the huge loss of life was mainly due to Western blockade of food supplies to China as China endured a severe famine. 8-10 millions lives were lost.
Nonetheless, the founding of New China set the Chinese nation on an upward path after century long decline and exploitation in the hands of the West. Today China is poised to be a leading nation in the 21st century. For that, the people of China are forever grateful to the great Chairman.
Mao ZeDong is a great hero to Chinese people.