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Liang Jun, China's Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

Ari Shapiro talks with Tina Mai Chen, a professor at the University of Manitoba, about the death of China's iconic female tractor driver, who was featured on China's 1 yuan banknotes.
Liang Jun, a tractor driver and Soviet model worker, was immortalized in the 1960s on China's 1 yuan banknote. Source: DeAgostini

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a tractor driver.

Recognized as a national folk hero, trailblazer and model socialist worker, Liang Jun was immortalized in the

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