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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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Ties torn

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... years ago,' says Qiu. 'It was during the Cultural Revolution. It left a really deep impression on me as I could identify myself with the child. 'For many years I thought about ... but in the Cultural Revolution they were a symbol of the bourgeois lifestyle,' says Qiu. 'At the beginning of the Cultural Revolution Wang Guangmei [wife of former People's Republic president ...

  8. China's make-or-break exam

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... The HEART of the matter by Kate Whitehead What? A record number of 10 million mainland students took the National College Entrance Examination at the end of last week. How? How many years has the exam been running? Thirty years. It was abolished for 11 years during the Cultural Revolution. Why? Because, at the time, universities were seen as 'bourgeois hotbeds of nurturing ...

  9. China, too, must heed lessons of the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Cultural Revolution are, after all, salient reminders of the dangers of putting too much power in the hands of too few people. Yet in January, propaganda officials told intellectuals to downplay ... out, without the fear instilled by the anti-rightist campaign, 'Chinese people would not have gone on to suffer the three years of famine, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural ...

  10. Echoes of the past

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... The Emperor's Bones, which followed in 2005, is set in the warlord period of the 1920s. The Dragon's Tail takes the cycle from Korea through the Cultural Revolution all the way to Tiananmen Square. ... as a journalist, he recalls encountering Indonesian Chinese fleeing persecution during the Cultural Revolution. However, it wasn't until he began researching The Dragon's Tail that he began ...




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