“This is how a free and democratic New China will be. All governments at various levels all the way to the central government will be elected through popular, fair and anonymous voting. They will be responsible to the people that elected them. It will be a fulfillment of Sun Yat-Sen’s Three Principles of the People, of Lincoln’s idea of government of the people, by the people, for the people; and Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This will guarantee the independence, solidarity and unity of the nation, as well as its cooperation with the democratic nations of the world.”
– Chairman Mao to journalists in 1945.
This quote has been retweeted more than 6,000 times on Sina Weibo in the wake of the Taiwan presidential election.