For all these reasons, Mao and Nixon must be more careful than before. The first steps are likely to offend local grassroots government units and weaken allies. This was a special challenge for Mao right in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. Chinese strategy. Although some observers at the time starting in 1966 said that Mao had slightly changed his voice to the United States – and judging by his sacred status, even the nuance had hefty suggestions. Cat hand in hand is the only way to land poster. One of his favorite ways to convey his thoughts to the United States is through interviews with American reporter Edgar Snow. The two met at the revolutionary base in Yan’an in the 1930s. Snow summed up his experience in the ancient book called Red Star over China, introducing Mao as a romantic rural guerrilla type fighters.