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  1. 40 years on after the Cultural Revolution

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The central government has never released an official death toll for the Cultural Revolution, but Chinese and overseas scholars estimate from 2 million to 20 million. Ye Jianying, who arrested the Gang of Four, thought 20 million, with 100 million people harmed, while R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii calculated more than 10 million died. French historian Stephane Courtois ...

  2. Sexual revolution in a state of ignorance

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Parallel to its economic revolution, the mainland is undergoing a sexual revolution, particularly among its young. The response to this situation will determine how, ... adapted to various social and cultural groups. Because of traditional Chinese taboos, some parents themselves should be educated not only on sexual issues but on how to have a productive dialogue ...

  3. Police foil protest at leaders' compound

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unsettled grievances dating back to the days of the Cultural Revolution, that took place between 1966 and 1976. On June 16, about 1,000 people demonstrated at Beijing's City Hall to accuse ...

  4. Stubborn courage of Shaoyang dissidents

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... born in Hunan, including reformist Tan Sitong, 1911 revolution leader Huang Xing and communist pioneers Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi. But according to dissidents, state security officers ...

  5. Unpaid boys working in harsh conditions at Shaanxi factory

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Human Resources at Renmin University, said child labour could not easily be eradicated on the mainland, given an historically agrarian culture where children were expected to help out. ...

  6. Migrant workers, the unsung heroes of the economic revolution, reap few of its rewards

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Dark skinned, firmly built and tall, it is hard to imagine 23-year-old Li Xin needs a seat after walking for just a couple of minutes. But for the Sichuan native, getting around has been a laborious process in the last two months. Every time he ...

  7. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies sell policies in a country where death is a taboo subject. University of Hong Kong associate professor Cheris Chan hun-ching conducted dozens of interviews with insurance sales agents, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Foreigners in need of reassurance

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... During the Boxer and Cultural revolutions last century, nationalism led to xenophobia. The crackdown on illegal aliens has been blamed for raising tensions, but only those who have broken rules ...

  10. A cultural crisis writ large for China

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to choose, turning literacy into a visual process. With characters epitomising thousands of years of tradition, technology is creating a cultural crisis. These matters do not even take into account ...




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