The entrance to Beijing's Forbidden City sports a large portrait of Mao Zedong and these grand Chinese characters:
Long live the People's Republic of China! (中华人民共和国万岁)
Long live the great unity of the people of the world! (世界人民大团结万岁)
Which serves as introduction to what I saw recently in a small town in western Guizhou Province:
Long live Chairman Mao! (毛主席万岁)
The characters, faded and in poor repair, measured about a meter high and appeared on the wall of an old building located in a side alley. Many people could see the slogan as they walked to nearby shops and vendor stalls.
This slogan, as a written public expression in present-day China, I
suspect is quite the rarity. My Chinese relatives told me the characters were likely applied during the Cultural Revolution, a relic of that era which has never been taken down.