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  1. Experts question programmes of Confucius Institutes

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as propaganda by cultural experts. 'The mission of the overseas Confucius Institutes to just teach the Chinese language is shallow. They are not teaching the doctrines of Confucianism due to a lack ... and culture among the world's Chinese learners, as well as providing good learning conditions for them,' Hanban said. To date though, only a relatively small number of Chinese cultural ...

  2. Banned history book's HK release to go ahead despite warnings

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The author of a history book banned on the mainland for criticising traditional Chinese culture has decided to defy the authorities' orders not to release the work in Hong ... colleagues won't be affected.' Xiao's book takes a similar line to The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture and the documentary River Elegy- two works that caused ...

  3. Charm offensive takes a cultural leap

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan For many years, Spanish student Ruben Sanchez Sabate has found a lot to like about Chinese cultural values. 'I like the respect for old people and hard work,' says Mr ... gimmicks in promoting Chinese culture overseas. China is hoping to emulate the soft power success of Japan and the United States by extending the overseas reach of its culture industry and has made ...

  4. No time for self-reflection, censors rule

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the book,' he said yesterday. 'To be frank, I don't find anything wrong in the book. It's a great book that offers critical reflection on Chinese culture and thinking.' ... Chinese History Revisited tries to examine Chinese culture in a more systematic and analytical way. The book caught the eye of Hong Kong-based publisher Bao Pu- the son of Bao Tong, a top aide ...

  5. Love and destiny in the dark summer of '89

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the attention of officials by publishing in Hong Kong another book that it banned: Chinese Civilisation Revisited- an academically inclined critique of traditional Chinese culture. Bao and Chiang, who ... was the most senior official jailed over the Tiananmen student protests. However, the public did not realise this link until Bao Pu published the Chinese and English versions of Zhao's memoir, ...

  6. Pop culture brightens up English textbook

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to increase student interest in learning English. Textbook vice-editor Wang Chuanwei said six celebrities reflecting youth culture on the mainland would be included in the first chapter of the new textbook, the Beijing Times reported. 'We based the selection on students' hobbies and interests. Students will be taught to translate the stars' profiles from Chinese ...

  7. Deng's son leaves disability post

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the federation, which represents nearly 83 million disabled people on the mainland. He is also a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee. He has been confined to a wheelchair since 1968. Mr Deng became a paraplegic after being crippled by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution because his father was branded a capitalist advocate ...

  8. Decades after his death, military genius Lin Biao remains a mystery

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... great marshals. In 1969, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong hand-picked Lin to succeed him. For millions of Chinese back then, Lin represented the bright future of the People's Republic. But cracks soon started to appear in the seemingly iron-clad alliance between Lin and Mao. When his bitter and ill-fated power struggle with Mao came to light, the Chinese public ...

  9. 'Sexy' new PLA uniforms set to turn heads at the big parade in Beijing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... However, ranking was cancelled in 1965, one year before the Cultural Revolution. The PLA's deep-green uniform became the clothing of choice for Chinese youth from the 1960s to 1980s. ...

  10. 30 top sites placed on new national heritage list

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... province. The 13 other sites are categorised as natural and cultural heritage sites. They include Wutai Mountain in Shanxi, known for its many ancient Buddhist temples, and Jiuhua Mountain in Anhui, ... According to Unesco regulations, national heritage sites must be strictly managed or risk removal from the list. The secretary of Chinese National Commission for Unesco, Tian Xiaogang said ...




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