First Mao was not a good governor, but a great revolutionist. It is Peter's Principle at work; when you promote to a position you do not qualify, you are no longer effective.
did express its gratitude to the USA, especially the Flying Tiger.
There were some US veterans honored by the president in China - just
watched CCTV-News in English. Unfortunately most have passed away by
On a personal note. About 20 or so years ago, I was bummed
out of the best hotel (at the time) in Taipei due to the greeting of the
Flying Tigers. I was furious but now I thank for what they did and they
had more right to stay in that hotel than I.