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  1. Tsang 'sorry' for Cultural Revolution gaffe

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen issued a personal apology yesterday for linking democracy with the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. 'I am very sorry that I made an inappropriate remark concerning the Cultural Revolution during a radio interview yesterday, and I wish to retract that remark. Hong Kong people treasure democracy and hope ...

  2. Collared with another cultural revolution?

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with an Oriental twist.' Other converts were Andrew Yuen Wai-man (above with le Masne de Chermont) and French banker Alain Chrun. But a cynic like me wonders, is this a real cultural revolution ...

  3. Donald needs to apologise for insulting the HK people

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in which our chief executive stuck his foot in it by citing the Cultural Revolution as an example of democracy gone awry. I also suppose he will see nothing in his ATV comments for which he needs to apologise. His apology for the RTHK comments was only for making a reference to the Cultural Revolution and not for the insult to the people of Hong Kong in deeming us incapable of governing ...

  4. Li Keqiang: Scholar who passed up foreign study for party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of college entrance examinations after the Cultural Revolution. But Mr Li was no longer the quiet bookworm. His associates from Peking University remember him as outspoken, articulate ...

  5. Egg tart undergoes culinary revolution

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... CEO John Chong Yam-ming has heeded calls to preserve it as cultural heritage. Better, he has come up with several new recipes to revitalise it. Get ready for it. The new and improved version ... culinary revolution he has wrought is to turn the traditional sweet tarts into salty ones to be mixed with either sauteed pork or chicken breast. No one has ever thought of making the tarts salty ...

  6. No spit, but plenty of polish in Beijing

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... of the 1960s Cultural Revolution and Mao's Red Guards, who roamed the countryside and ousted closet capitalists, often violently. The youthful hysteria of that turbulent era, however, has been ... and what not to do,' said Luan, who was rather hoping for some exclusive shopping therapy, an injection of culture and a bit of hotel pampering. Instead, she, and millions of visitors like ...

  7. Children of the revolution guided by freer thinking

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the 'lost generation', who lived through the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. 'The 'lost generation' was more eager to recover lost time and work harder to overcome any ... before the Cultural Revolution, when the mainland's textbooks were still copied from the Soviet Union. These leaders, the members of the party's 16th Politburo and Standing Committee, ...

  8. American dream come true amid revolution

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that turbulent first year. 'It was a time of tense political situations. There was the overflow of the Cultural Revolution. I remember during that first year when the school buses came early to take ... for the expatriate American was fraught with cultural misunderstandings. 'I remember after we moved to our apartment we saw someone selling what appeared to be the equivalent of an American hot dog. So ...

  9. Democracy 'was answer'

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Cultural Revolution happened because China lacked democracy, Jiangsu party secretary Li Yuanchao said yesterday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress in Beijing, Mr Li said the Cultural Revolution could have been avoided if China had had democracy. And even if the disaster could not have been avoided, it would ...

  10. Funeral committee 'followed'

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and prominent intellectuals seeking to introduce western philosophy and liberal ideas into China during the 1980s after the Cultural Revolution. Mr Liu said Bao edited a series of books on philosophy, ...




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