Who is the most regarded or popular leader of China other than Mao?
Depends on generations.
For elder people, Zhou Enlai is the real hero for leading the country out of war and never indulge in Mao’s fantasies.
For those born after the 70s, its Deng Xiaoping. He is the one who lead the economic reform and open up China to the world.
For the youngest, it may be Xi Jinping even tough his legacy still have way less to account for than the two others.
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