An impersonator playing Chairman Mao delivered the keynote speech at the Boao Blockchain Conference in Boao Haininan Province on May 28th. The conference organizers believed Chairman Mao would create attention but it drew a lot of negative reaction. Using Chaiman Mao reminded many Chinese of the painful past and turned out to be a very disrespectful stunt. It may have violated Chinese law by using a political figure’s name and reputation for commercial purposes. The stunt resulted in portraying the professional conference in a very negative manner and the conference parties later issued apologies. Many attendees also left the conference shortly after the stunt and we do not know if there will be any reaction by the government.