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  1. A British cultural revolution? Clueless UK education secretary may need some history lessons

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... secretary, admits it- and proudly, too. Writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, Gove said he wanted nothing less than a 'cultural revolution' for Britain's education system ... has that been more needed than in education, where I am happy to confess I'd like us to implement a cultural revolution just like the one they've had in China.' Oh my gosh! He ...

  2. Open letter calls for end to media censorship

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as the Cultural Revolution and the anti-rightist campaign. Dai Qing, an author and activist, said even if there was a 0.001 per cent chance the petition would lead to change then it must be done. The open ... Staff Reporters in Beijing A group of former high-ranking political and cultural officials published a rare, strongly worded open letter to the top legislature calling mainland media ...

  3. Bo Xilai hones English to get message across in Chongqing

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crackdown', omitting any mention of organised criminal gangs in a city plagued by corruption and crime. Critics say Bo's campaigns mark a return of Cultural Revolution-style controls. The latest ... content. Earlier this year, Bo garnered the support of 42 internet companies to extol the 'revolutionary spirit' and pass on 'red culture' on their websites. ...

  4. Class issue officially ignored

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... not know who is Zhao Ziyang, just as some student leaders in 1989 had never heard of Wei Jingsheng.' He said that, during the Cultural Revolution, more than 10,000 intellectuals like Yu were ...

  5. Qu Leilei

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Francesca Fearon BEFORE THE REVOLUTION Most of my generation lived through a similar experience to mine during the Cultural Revolution. Now, living in the West, I find people ... didn't know anything was wrong for a long time. The Cultural Revolution began in the universities in 1966: my parents became targets because they were intellectuals as well as senior officers. ...

  6. From Russia with love... for the party

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilia Yanark was speaking to Ng Tze-wei Lilia Yanark, 60, became the youngest member to join the Soviet Communist Party when her application was approved on her 18th birthday. A dedicated cadre in Moscow until just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, ...

  7. Political reform with Chinese characteristics is intriguing talk

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... about the lessons of the Cultural Revolution as he elaborated on the importance of political reform. 'At the third plenary session of the 11th Central Committee [in 1978], the party reviewed the lessons since the founding of the People's Republic, particularly those of the Cultural Revolution,' he said. Although that tumultuous 1966-76 era ended more than three ...

  8. Bo tries for hat-trick with new campaign

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... to work with workers, farmers and People's Liberation Army soldiers in a 'social experience' exercise some are likening to Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. Like his two ... attempt to broaden students' experience. There was also a note of cynicism and suspicion, however. Some compared it to the Cultural Revolution-era campaign ('Going up to the mountains ...

  9. Outcry after Sichuan changes phone tunes to quake music

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Angry mobile phone and landline users from Sichuan have accused the authorities of acting as if the Cultural Revolution never ended by ordering tens of million of users to change ... the switch early this week. The musical theme order has sparked a public outcry on the mainland with many likening it to the Cultural Revolution. The Communist Party exercised strict control over ...

  10. Sorry state of affairs

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that, during the Maoist era, the Anti-Rightist Campaign and the Great Leap Forward in the 1950s and 1960s- and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s- resulted in tens of millions ... Square massacre and subsequent political crackdown. Never once has the Communist Party admitted a mistake. Even after the decade-long Cultural Revolution was repudiated, the mistake ...




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