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  1. News - China

    Remembering the dark days of China's Cultural Revolution

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Some 450 Chinese and foreigners marked this year's 36th anniversary of the end of the Cultural Revolution at a museum that bears sole witness to a dark history Keeping truth alive It has been 36 years since China marked the end of the Cultural Revolution, and Peng Qian has spent the last seven anniversaries doing something the government ...

  2. Beyond apologies

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Eberlein's. Having grown up in Chongqing despising the US and all its works during the Cultural Revolution, she now lives in Massachusetts with her American husband Bob and has swapped a scientific ... immigrants who experienced the Cultural Revolution and Americans who had a far different impression of the time,' she says. 'But I have to say that as a writer, the ultimate reward comes ...

  3. Wolf at the door

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... of the Cultural Revolution madness in particular and Han Chinese arrogance in general, the power of the story, its strong characters and the atmospheric descriptions of nomadic life on the Inner Mongolian grasslands have helped it shift 70,000 hardback copies in English. The story has an autobiographical core. The main character, Chen, is a Cultural Revolution-era student who is sent ...

  4. Girl interrupted

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Jan Wong put her life on hold to search for a student she betrayed during the Cultural Revolution, writes Bron Sibree Jan Wong is both revered and reviled in her native Canada for her ... betrayal of a fellow student at Beijing University during the Cultural Revolution- and her subsequent quest to make amends- with such candour it can take your breath away. 'I really tried ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Activist's untiring search for justice

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protesting against other land disputes, labour problems, Cultural Revolution grievances and assorted unsettled issues with the government. 'This is going on everywhere,' Mr Guan said. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Online supercomputers that learn from mistakes will drive the next hi-tech revolution

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:56am by Jamie Carter

    ... at a hi-tech revolution Watson For Elementary Data is everywhere. We live our lives online, and voluntarily give websites and retailers our details in exchange for something. It's how we live our ... a mind of its own that we can all use? Step forward the supercomputer, the coal in the furnace of the internet that will drive the next revolution. Supercomputers are what, one day, will make ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by NORA SAUSMIKAT

    ... Nora Sausmikat Nora Sausmikat says with the ascent of a new Chinese leadership comprising many who were 'sent down' during the Cultural Revolution, there's a feeling ... to learn from peasants during the Cultural Revolution- would be left out of the leadership succession. Today, the most powerful people in China belong to this generation, including President Xi ...

  9. News - China

    Remembrance of dissident Lin Zhao obstructed on 45th execution anniversary

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:39pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the Cultural Revolution and freedom of expression in today's China. Even though state security has previously tolerated quiet gatherings at her grave, remembrance gatherings to mark the 45th ... on her. Yet, the efforts to avoid a gathering at the grave on Monday seem to reflect the continued sensitivity over atrocities committed during the Cultural Revolution. In similar fashion, ...

  10. A British cultural revolution? Clueless UK education secretary may need some history lessons

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... secretary, admits it- and proudly, too. Writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, Gove said he wanted nothing less than a 'cultural revolution' for Britain's education system ... has that been more needed than in education, where I am happy to confess I'd like us to implement a cultural revolution just like the one they've had in China.' Oh my gosh! He ...




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