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  1. Cadre's perilous rise to the top

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Liu Yandong- the official sent to Hong Kong on a charm offensive- has risen steadily through the party ranks since the perilous days of the Cultural Revolution, when she ... chemistry department as both a student and political assistant for six years until 1970. In her second year at Tsinghua, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, she was criticised because of her ...

  2. Praise and brickbats for financial reforms

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commemorating the life of the late paramount leader. Mr Wu credited Deng with reviving the mainland after the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. 'If there was no Deng Xiaoping, then all ... not seen many benefits from Deng's reforms. 'People like me have been through many economic difficulties. First came the Cultural Revolution and then came jobs in state-run ...

  3. Crime and nourishment

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... a day-trip to Shenzhen. 'Things hadn't changed that much in Shenzhen since the Cultural Revolution. To western sensibilities it was extraordinarily different to anything I'd ... certainly now a big fashion for serials. Publishers are always looking for the series potential in a book.' Depicting cross-cultural love within the mayhem of police work has proved less ...

  4. Tongue twister

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and culture. Inquisitiveness is one of his main reasons for taking part in the literary festival. 'I'm very curious. I've heard the festival is mostly in English and it's Asia-wide. ...

  5. ... while husband Zhang's underground writings defy the civil tone of the state's cultural watchdogs

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... of normal identity to the common people.' Much of Zhang's pragmatism as well as rebellion comes from his background. At the start of the Cultural Revolution, Zhang's family became ... be someone from the psychiatry institution, the people from the cultural bureau or from the police station- what kind of people will come to find trouble with me I have no idea,' he says, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and dreams' (February 3) says 'Mr Liu's life was destroyed by Mao Zedong'. I find this remark distastefully sensationalistic. Countless lives were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution ...

  7. Figurine it out

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Valery Garrett

    ... Once written off as kitsch collectables, Cultural Revolution memorabilia is now deemed valuable art, writes Valery Garrett WHEN THE CHATTELS of an old China hand went under the hammer at a local auction in 1992, the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty sculptures and Tang horses fetched a few hundred dollars each. However, a lot comprising seven figurines from the Cultural Revolution ...

  8. DAB leader hits back at Time article

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Betterment of Hong Kong, said Beijing did trust the Hong Kong people. Equating recent events to the Cultural Revolution was 'absolutely inappropriate and is bad-mouthing the central ... government, Mrs Chan, in an article for the Asian edition of Time, described the way Beijing had handled the issue of Hong Kong's political development as 'reminiscent of the Cultural ...

  9. Under attack, celebrity author puts pen aside

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... as a Chinese cultural guru and reigning best-selling author. Yu, who grew up during the Cultural Revolution, had advocated the preservation of traditional Chinese art and promoted the glories ... In the past few years, rumours abounded that he had joined an extreme leftist writing group during the Cultural Revolution and in the process had become a propagandist for the Gang of Four. He admits ...

  10. Anson Chan takes on Beijing critics

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Staff Reporter

    ... to criticism from Beijing, saying her recent article for a magazine had not equated the central government's handling of Hong Kong's constitutional reform to the Cultural Revolution. 'I never said, nor do I believe, that the central government's handling of the question of constitutional reform is the same as during the Cultural Revolution,' she said. 'What I did ...




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