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let a hundred flowers bloom

A phrase used by Chinese head of state Mao Zedong in 1956 to allow criticism of the Chinese government. For how long after Mao Zedong urged people to "let a hundred flowers bloom" was criticism actually accepted?
See also: bloom, flower, hundred, let
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