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  1. The unofficial history

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that was not the main attraction; it was that the place is now home to China's first unofficial museum dedicated to the Cultural Revolution. Although news of the museum had appeared in the Hong Kong press, ... created. It is a three-storey pavilion designed to resemble the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Inside are thousands of photographs, drawings and articles from the Cultural Revolution, from copies ...

  2. Out of line

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... it upon himself to warn Hong Kong people not to take part in demonstrations, equating the peaceful, orderly protests here with the Cultural Revolution on the mainland during the time of Mao Zedong. Judging from his appearance, Mr Zou is probably old enough to remember what really happened in the Cultural Revolution. Well, whatever the case, he should realise that the demonstration ...

  3. Change of heart

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the opportunity to meet an old revolutionary, Lu Dingyi. Before the Cultural Revolution, he was one of the most powerful men in China. The former head of the Propaganda Department, culture minister, ... Lu was close to Mao Zedong. He would also become one of the first victims of the Cultural Revolution, only to be rehabilitated after Mao's death. I met him on June 30, 1984. From him, ...

  4. Change of direction

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to be the guardian of traditional Chinese culture and insisted on preserving the system of writing from right to left. During the Cultural Revolution on the mainland, the communists raised the slogan 'Down with the four olds', meaning old culture, old ideas, old customs and old habits. On Taiwan, the Kuomintang depicted themselves as the guardians of a Chinese culture that was under ...

  5. Rita Fan's neutrality will be hard to equal

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Cultural Revolution. It is, therefore, nothing short of a miracle that she was able, through dint of hard work, to show she could put aside her personal politics and become an exemplary president ...

  6. An abnormal country

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... This is not to dismiss Deng's huge contributions to the country in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. It is simply a statement of fact that those who had ostensibly given up their power made ...

  7. On the right track

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... culminating in the 10-year-long Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976, during which unknown numbers of people were incarcerated, beaten, humiliated and killed with no pretence of legal niceties. Still, ... and cultural issues rather than political ones. The document depicts a country steadily moving forward in the human rights field for the last 60 years: 'Since the founding of the People's ...

  8. Home-grown failure

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... viewed as potential fifth columnists or 'younger brothers' deserving of special treatment. During the Cultural Revolution, many people changed their ethnic identification from minority ... example of cultural insensitivity. Beijing needs to review its minority policies and articulate clearly the kind of multi-ethnic society it wishes to establish, along with its position ...

  9. Free spirits in China's future?

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... named as a possible winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and Lao She, a playwright and satirist who died in 1966, an early victim of the Cultural Revolution. The others are rocket scientist ... An online poll to discover who China's youth considers to be the country's leading cultural icons yielded some interesting results. Surprisingly, perhaps, the writer Lu Xun ...

  10. Thirty glorious years

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... disasters launched by Mao, such as the Anti-Rightist Campaign, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Also left unsaid was that Mao had repeatedly purged Deng, the last time just months ...




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