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  1. Rapid spread of English 'is infecting Putonghua'

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution. In response, a Hong Kong left-wing newspaper wrote a critique of him that was 200,000 characters long. In the 1990s, the paper's editor apologised to Yu. 'I was fortunate to encounter the war of words in Taiwan. If I had encountered it on the mainland, I would have lost my life. In Taiwan we had a small cultural revolution ...

  2. Seeing truth with the camera's eye

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... when the Cultural Revolution started. Red Guards stormed our house and labelled Father a capitalist. Chairman Mao [Zedong] urged young people in cities to go to the countryside, and I was sent ... mercy. Why did you change to freelancing? After the Cultural Revolution, exactly 10 years after, I returned to Kunming. With a good recommendation from the plantation, the provincial government ...

  3. Beijing should be eager to restore ties with Vatican

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and many other religions. I have personally met priests who were persecuted during the Cultural Revolution but are now happily preaching in Taiwan. Taiwan is where the first Chinese cardinal, Yu ...

  4. Mistress of cultural fusion

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... because it avoided the catastrophe of the Cultural Revolution. 'Taiwan has had the luxury of time to enjoy this aspect of life, to be unconventional,' she says. 'Everyone should ... unofficial cultural ambassador to Hong Kong, so clearly embodies the multifaceted, nurturing yin side of yang that she could take out a patent on the rights to it. In the relatively short time since ...

  5. Historians on mainland give credit to KMT

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chaoguang, deputy director of the institute, said their research didn't even stop during the Cultural Revolution. The first volume was published by the Zhonghua Book Company in 1981. The full version, with 36 volumes and 20 million words, was recently released and published by the same publisher to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution, it was reported. Beijing has ...

  6. Another salvo launched against Chiang's legacy

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... is creating economic miracles every day, the DPP is copying the historic past of the Chinese communists in launching the Cultural Revolution and promoting its so-called name rectification ...

  7. KMT chief calls for 'peace by pieces'

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... 'ground-breaking' economic reforms. 'Everyone can see that Mr Deng Xiaoping's reform policy not only reversed the direction of the Cultural Revolution but also deepened and raised ...

  8. Hu touts strong economy to lure Taiwan tycoons

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to promote trade ties between the sides. He quoted an article from The Economist as saying that the Taiwanese authorities were conducting a cultural revolution by promoting pro-independence ideology. ... mutually beneficial co-operation. 'Improving trade and cultural exchange between the two sides has now become a popular sentiment,' he said. 'We sincerely hope that compatriots ...

  9. Who speaks for Taiwan?

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... it a new Cultural Revolution. Chiang ruled the island with an iron fist for a quarter of a century until his death in 1975. Various reasons have been given for this campaign. But the real motive ... revere him as 'the great precursor of the revolution'. Each year, on National Day, they put a big portrait of Sun in Tiananmen Square, facing the portrait of Mao Zedong atop ...

  10. The ire of the storm

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... it of waging a Cultural Revolution-style purge of him and his family. 'This is naked political interference in, and suppression of, the judiciary,' Mr Chen wrote on the Presidential Office website. Mr Chen said that because of its election defeat in 2000, the opposition launched a public trial reminiscent of China's Cultural Revolution to recapture power before the next ...




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