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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. Broken dreams

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they were branded 'evil ghosts', or counter-revolutionaries, in the Cultural Revolution. Wong was separated from her four children, who were sent down to the countryside in widely ... did not improve I felt very frustrated, disillusioned.' They managed to survive unscathed until the Cultural Revolution. 'It was a most brutal, chaotic and shameful political ...

  8. A belated sexual revolution

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In the 1960s, Mao Zedong launched what he called the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which lasted until his death in 1976. However, it was really a gigantic power struggle. But, in the last decade or so, China has been going through a real cultural revolution- in some ways, a belated sexual revolution. In fact, two events this month underline ...

  9. The cyber revolution

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... internet has provided an essential tool for the democracy movement,' said Fareesha Abdulla, co-founder with Michael O'Shea of the Australia-based www.maldives culture.com, one of several ...

  10. Want a stepometer with that? Locals at forefront of Mcfitness revolution

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... hamburgers and he airlifted hamburgers to them.' The sandwich has now become such a part of global culture that internationally, economists have created a 'Big Mac Index' to check ...




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