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  1. Dark days

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and women who were killed in brutal factional battles during the Cultural Revolution. They answered the 'great call' of revolution in life; in death, their burial place became a scar ... everything to fear. Perhaps that is the true legacy of the Cultural Revolution. But what do people outside Chongqing think? For the past three decades, Chinese attitudes towards political movements ...

  2. White paper praises rule-of-law transition

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Cultural Revolution, which destroyed all that China had of a legal system. In those three decades, China had enacted legislation in all seven fundamental legal areas- constitutional, civil ... and stability', it said. The paper said that because of its painful experience during the Cultural Revolution, China had paid particular attention to human rights and had established a legal system ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Victim continues fight for official redress

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inflicted on him during the Cultural Revolution. The son of a nationalist soldier from Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has for 26 years been seeking redress for the denunciation and violent treatment he ... the government would pay us when the city's economy picked up. But when the economy improved in 1998, he said it was impossible for government to pay compensation to all the Cultural Revolution ...

  5. For Asia's oldest rebel, the revolution is over

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Court. A special unit of the New People's Army allegedly punished Kintanar for his crimes against the revolution and the people.' Kintanar, the former chief of the New People's ...

  6. Police run foul of law in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... on big-character posters all over the community, including the punishment they had received. But an angry public lashed back, accusing authorities of acting as if the Cultural Revolution had never ended ... reported that humiliating suspects and criminals in front of their families and the public, as was done during the Cultural Revolution, was still considered an effective way to discourage crime ...

  7. Judicial reform can act as safety valve

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... More than four years ago, National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo told China's parliament the country had completed the establishment of a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics covering every area of social, economic, political and cultural activity. Given that the system had to be rebuilt after the Cultural Revolution, this was a significant ...

  8. Correction

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In our story entitled 'Children of Gen Y revolution' and its accompanying piece (Page 14, Classified Post, June 9, 2012), the name of the quoted report should have been Mercer's What's Working?Survey. We apologise for this inadvertent error. ...

  9. A history of squelching historians

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to gather Cultural Revolution material for the Dickinson University library in Pennsylvania. He was charged with stealing state secrets and only released the following year after an international ...

  10. Openness vital while death penalty remains

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enough to remain in the criminal code as a capital crime when the authorities were restoring order after the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. The list also includes similar forms of commercial ...




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