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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. Primarily heard in Ireland. 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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