Franklin Square in Washington was renamed to Mao Zedong Square in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China

Zedong Square

Washington, DC – The authorities of Washington, DC decided to rename Franklin Square. 

From July 1, 2021, the square will be renamed Mao Zedong Square in honor of the first chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC Central Committee) and the founder of the modern Chinese state.

Commenting on this decision, the spokesperson of City authorities noted that such a decision should improve the currently distressed relations between China and US. 

“It’s no secret that despite what former president Trump have said, China has been actually a friendly country for us. Many of our capital residents know Chinese and have relations with Chinese companies. Now our friends are celebrating one of the main holidays – the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Therefore, the city authorities decided to rename the square in honor of the Chinese communist Mao Zedong,” the spokesperson explained. 

 The spokesperson added that along with the change in the name of the central square of the regional capital, other transformations are expected.  Benjamin Franklin’s statue, that was standing on Franklin Square, was dismantled and moved to another location. 

A monument to Mao Zedong, the founder of the modern Chinese state was erected instead of Franklin’s statue. In addition to Mao Zedong’s monument, several Chinese flags were risen in the square surrounding the new monument to give the square truly festive atmosphere.

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