The Chairman's applause was always measured and appropriate. The image ofMao clapping hands could be used non-specifically to evoke approval and celebration. More often it was linked with a specific event, such as PLA Day, or the third anniversary of the 16th May Circular.

2clapself 40mm  5.8g 2clap2  46mm  7.5g 2clap1 50mm  9.4g

46mm   7.5g

40mm   5.8g

50mm   9.4g