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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... firing on a gunman on Friday   The Taiwan Academy should not compete with the Confucius Institute Taiwanese Culture Minister Lung Yingtai, on institutes set up by Taipei and Beijing to promote Chinese culture overseas   I don't think that professionals are people who have necessarily received enough training to be politicians Political scientist Ivan Choi Chi-keung, ...

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    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... of thousands of "mass incidents", that is, protests involving more than 50 people. Indeed, demonstrations involving thousands of people are a frequent phenomenon. Chinese leaders ... of petitioners; about one million unregistered cultural, interest and sporting groups in the city; and various cause-based groups such as those dedicated to environmental protection, poverty alleviation ...

  3. Chinese socialism's long and crooked road

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... from adapting foreign theories to Chinese realities, the communists attempted to eradicate Chinese traditions and culture, and replace them with Marxist ideas imported from Europe. If the shoe ... of the Cultural Revolution and embarked on economic development. This is something the country should have done from the beginning. 'We went on a crooked road,' was a common way of expressing ...

  4. The Fat Years

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from the Chinese this year, I was divided: is this a magnum opus or an ambitious piece of fiction that flounders? The Fat Years is a giddily daring vision of a dystopian China. Set in the year 2013 it depicts a disturbing future: one where citizens, guided by a sinister authoritarian party, casually exchange freedom in return for gluttonous material wealth. Branded a Chinese 1984, ...

  5. Faith flourishes in an arid wasteland

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... are visible from afar against the yellow earth. 'Chinese people are facing a crisis of faith. No one believes in the things of the past like communism and socialism,' Mr Hong said. Emerging ... of 'culture', since the mainland bans such teaching to children. Xinjiang authorities recently detained a Uygur teacher and her students for studying the Koran at her home. Mr Hong, 40, remembers ...

  6. Sweeping statements

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the Soviet Communist Party's international arm, whose task was to spread revolution throughout the world. The creation of the Chinese Communist Party was widely regarded as one of the Comintern's greatest successes and, right up to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese party lived very much in the shadow of its big brother across the border. ...

  7. Youthful ideals abandoned in the pursuit of power

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com You may think of the Chinese Communist Party as a conservative and secretive organisation that resists modern, universal values- but did you know that when ... a dictatorship.' Mao launched movements in the next three decades targeting intellectuals, political figures, journalists and anyone who expressed dissent, culminating in the Cultural Revolution. Critics ...

  8. Party pioneers, ideologists languish in historical obscurity

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in official history books is Li Ji. Li translated Thomas Kirkup's 1913 A History of Socialism into Chinese at a time when his countrymen had little access to Marxist ideas. Wu Haiyong, a research ... the alliance between the two parties disintegrated in 1927. As with Tan, Wu said, Chinese Trotskyists were not entirely wrong in questioning the role of the Comintern for imposing ...

  9. A touch of Red Army hardship to train cadres

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Some of the legacy of Mao Zedong and his Red Army is being added to the Communist Party's training curriculum to cultivate party allegiance among younger party and government officials who will become the cornerstone of future leadership. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's final say I am sure most Hong Kong citizens, like myself, think that the central government has the right to participate in discussion of major issues facing Hong Kong, including political reform. After all, China is the motherland in the � ...




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