mao zedong is one of the main founders of the new china construction. old age mao zedong put forward many important viewpoints, about the development goals, development path, development speed and mode of development, the fundamental purpose, the guiding ideology, basic principles, system arrangement and dynamic mechanism. these formed a unique development philosophy, and deeply affected the development of contemporary china. the development concept of mao zedong in his later years has three major characteristics: rich ideological source, special background, tortuous evolution. from a practical point of view,the development concept of mao zedong in his later years not only has positive effects, also its negative effects. these two aspects have left a deep inspiration.