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  1. News - China

    Xi Jinping wants to be seen as on a par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Cary Huang

    ... there with Mao and Deng Power in modern China accrues at various speeds. For most leaders, it grows at a steady pace, while for a few others, it hurtles forward like a freight train with blinding speed. It took Mao Zedong years, including a long march, a civil war with Nationalists and routing the Japanese, to become indisputed leader. Afterwards, Deng Xiaoping emerged as paramount leader, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debunking the myths of Mao Zedong

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 01:35pm by ERIC LI; LIJIA ZHANG

    ... isn't possible without open debate Debunking Mao myths This week, China celebrates the 120th birth date of the founding father of the People's Republic- Mao Zedong. No one looms larger ... them is to misjudge history and risk misguiding the future. Mao Zedong, whose life left indelible marks on the lives of more than a billion people and changed the trajectory of the world, ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    Mao Zedong set official quota for killing, says historian Frank Dikotter

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao set 'official quota for killing' During his campaign of terror to eliminate real or imagined opponents of his regime, Mao Zedong set an official ... farmers. Some victims were buried alive, or tied up and dismembered. Even some children were killed as "little landlords". Dikotter said Mao wanted people to denounce each other "so ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of the village's 100 inhabitants had died during the government-made disaster. The Great Famine was sparked by Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward, a radical agricultural campaign that was supposed ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao's Great Famine of 1958-62 continues to blight lives in impoverished rural areas, historian says Hungry past still haunts In 2010, historian Dr Zhou Xun ...

  5. News - China

    China still dealing with the legacy of Mao Zedong, 120 years after his birth

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:59am by Verna Yu

    ... contending with the Mao factor In a hotel on Beijing's outskirts last month, a couple of hundred entrepreneurs and others fasten small, ceramic Mao Zedong brooches to their lapels and gather ... among others- sing The East Is Red, a Cultural Revolution-era anthem from the days when Mao reigned supreme. From China arises Mao Zedong! He strives for the people's happiness! He ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao Zedong was no god, says Xi Jinping, in delicate balancing act

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:20am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com President tells the party faithful they should move forward but not forget the past on the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth Mao was no god, says Xi in fine balancing act President Xi Jinping attempted a balancing act on the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth yesterday, praising the late Communist Party leader's ...

  7. Business - China Business

    Businesses feed off growing nostalgia for Mao Zedong

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:09am by Raymond Li, JANE CAI

    ... Cashing in on Mao nostalgia From red pork dishes to badges and little red books, almost everything bearing the mark of Mao Zedong is popular on the mainland, as businesses try to make money from the man and his controversial legacy. Tang Ruiren, 84, a distant relative and close neighbour of Mao's family, is one of the key figures making Mao's favourite cuisine a household name. ...

  8. News - China

    Mao Zedong still has resonance with overseas groups

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... women as slaves for 30 years. The accused, police said, turned out to be disciples of Mao Zedong, reviving memories of a time when the leader's revolutionary ideas attracted many followers ... Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong had reportedly believed that Mao's army would take over the world by the end of 1977. And yet a few of them hung on. Theirs was one of the many ...

  9. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Housewife turns Mao Zedong impersonator

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chen Yan is a former housewife who now has a day job of impersonating Mao Zedong. The 57-year-old Sichuan native makes a living out of 40 ... of Mao Zedong roles. A report in the Chongqing Times newspaper from summer 2007 recounted her appearance on the city’s streets. “Many residents take the initiative to shake her hand, some take ...

  10. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    Animated film about Mao Zedong in works to raise youth awareness

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Animated Mao Zedong film in works Cartoon aims to bring Mao alive for young It's not your parents' Mao Zedong, and that's the point. ... Helmsman. Presenting Mao Zedong in cartoon form is a departure for the party, but one the film's backers say is necessary to keep the revolution and its ideals current. Media analysts agree ...




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