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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Is talk of foreign 'interference' and revolution a story too far for Hong Kong media?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:49pm by Albert Cheng

    ... 'interference' and revolution a story too far for our media? In Chinese politics, it seems, a rose by any other name would not smell as sweet. It is customary for the Chinese Communist Party to hammer ... to elect the next chief executive in 2017 has been termed an "umbrella revolution". The term has touched a raw nerve at the top in Beijing. Local activists have urged the media to refrain ...

  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Umbrella revolution’s impact may be boon for Shanghai?

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Cognitive biases distort any analysis of the umbrella revolution's outcome, but there are as many optimistic scenarios as there are doomsday ones Fuzzy forecasting The "umbrella revolution" will undoubtedly shave a few billions off Hong Kong's next gross domestic product print, but what will be the longer-term payouts or penalties? Interesting times call ...

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    Young Mao devotees lead an agricultural revolution at the Righteous Path Farm, Hebei

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Pictures by Simon Song Agricultural revolution Each morning at Righteous Path Farm, young men and women assemble outside their dormitories at 5.30am and, as in the days of Mao Zedong's ... Xilai, who had enthusiastically endorsed the revival of "red culture". The shutdown led to a rift among the Maoist scholars who ran the site and some, probably under political pressure, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    People's Daily accuses US of 'colour revolution' bid with Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com People's Daily takes claims of American collusion with Occupy Central to higher level Party paper accuses US over 'colour revolution' The Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper has blamed the United States for colluding with Occupy Central protest organisers to try and foment a "colour revolution". Although a Hong ...

  6. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the Great Cultural Revolution. One of China’s most prominent living writers, the now octogenarian Wang has returned to Xinjiang in recent months, where he made a plea for ethnic harmony, according ... In his lecture to Xinjiang cadres, the former minister of culture said he hoped Han people, including those sent from elsewhere in China to Xinjiang, would study the region’s traditional cultures ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    TIMELINE: How Occupy Central's democracy push turned into an Umbrella Revolution

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:57pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Follow SCMP's ongoing Occupy Central coverage here Occupy Central took Hong Kong by storm when the civil disobedience movement kicked off at 1.45am on September 28th.  Organisers had previously said they' ...

  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    No revolution, but let's hope youth protests are a catalyst for change

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Richard Wong

    ... protests the "Umbrella Revolution". Nothing could be further from the truth. Their political aspiration is not to overthrow the government, but to urge greater democracy in a society ... not a battlefield. Hong Kong displays none of the characteristics of "people revolutions" seen elsewhere. Unemployment is low, economic and civil liberties are well respected, the rule of law ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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