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  1. Treatment of Leung and his ministers evokes memories of Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, when senior officials were victims of a mass purge. In ways reminiscent of those dark days, C.Y. and his ministers have been subjected to a wide range ... on the victims of the Cultural Revolution, including imprisonment, torture and seizure of property. However, we do have supporters of the League of Social Democrats and People Power who, in the name ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Me and mine

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Kristina Perez

    ... and that by artists from the 85 New Wave, a movement whose lives were defined by the Cultural Revolution and the opening to the west. The niubi artists and their work have benefited from China's economic ... in China. Now art in China is on a par with art in the west.' Chen agrees. He says the Cultural Revolution is of little relevance to him and finds western symbols much more familiar than ...

  5. How golden boy split with party

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... he was sent to the countryside as a youngster in Mao's 'down to the countryside' movement during the Cultural Revolution, and when he went to prison in 1976 he saw a side ...

  6. Another of Bo's men sidelined in Chongqing

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the singing of 'red' or revolutionary songs, which was also criticised as a throwback to the days of the Cultural Revolution, appears to be being gradually phased out. The head ... and implemented a campaign to encourage party cadres to work in rural areas that had been likened to Maoist campaigns during the Cultural Revolution. The campaign, led by Chen, 60, when he was the head ...

  7. Liberal-leaning officer joins top brass

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... through his articles in the 1980s, as the country was waking up from the Cultural Revolution,' said Ni Lexiong, director of a research centre on sea power and defence policy at Shanghai ...

  8. Party is deifying itself, scholar warns

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the founding of the Communist Party has drawn closer, the country has been swept up in a wave of orchestrated revolutionary nostalgia unseen since the Cultural Revolution. The propaganda blitz includes ... without the Chinese Communist Party, there is no new China,' Zhao said. 'Also there is no Great Leap Forward campaign, no anti-rightist campaign and no Cultural Revolution.' During ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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