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Old Pic: Chairman Mao and a Dragon tractor

January 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chairman Mao and a Dragon tractor

June 20, 1958. Chairman Mao inspects one of China’s first self-made tractors in the Zhongnanhai government compound in Beijing. The tractor was simply named ‘Dragon’ and made by the ‘147 Machinery Production Plant’, also know by its pre-communist name ‘Hebei Yan Xing Machinery Company’ from in the great city of Yanxing in Heibei Province.

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