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  1. Public pressure helps tycoon to avoid prison term

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... case spread and aroused the interest of prominent scholars such as Mao Yushi, who openly backed the tycoon. Critics said the financial regulations which Sun violated were out of date and did ...

  2. Mao mania set to fuel party support

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and events are being planned to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, which falls on Friday, in what is seen as an attempt to stoke up nationalistic sentiment and boost ... concert is planned to mark Mao's anniversary, featuring Canto-pop singers, folk singers and traditional Peking opera performers. All the musicians will sing Mao-themed tunes to celebrate ...

  3. Anniversary fails to make Mao's legacy any easier

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing 110 years after the Great Helmsman's birth, the party treads a difficult line between adulation and condemnation The legacy of Mao Zedong lives on. ... die. Television specials, concerts, exhibitions and conferences have all been dedicated to Mao's memory. Thousands of visitors have flocked to his birthplace in Shaoshan, Hunan province, ...


    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... a decade examining the period again, by researching a biography of Mao Zedong with her husband, Jon Halliday. 'Mao is the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world,' Chang says from her home in Notting Hill, London. 'He's got to be brought to justice. Without condemning Mao and Mao's legacy, China can't make the final, decisive step ...

  5. Gold statuettes to go into orbit to 'touch the moon' for Mao

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Long before China launched a manned spacecraft, chairman Mao Zedong wrote of his ambition to 'touch the moon' in a poem composed at the top of Jinggang mountain. ... The statuettes will be attached to a military satellite and launched into orbit this month to mark the 110th year since Mao's birth. Produced in Mao's home town of Shaoshan, Hunan province, ...

  6. At the crossroads

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... their predecessors. The new leaders are aware of a new dynamic that not only has economic growth proved inadequate in solving the country's social problems but it has often deepened conflict, says Mao Yushi, a renowned economist and chairman of private think-tank Unirule Institute. Mr Hu and Mr Wen must grab the bull by the horns and put political reforms on the agenda, he says. To enhance ...

  7. slice of life

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On a serious note, the New China News Agency finally released a report of a speech made by Chairman Mao Zedong 20 years previously on April 25, 1956. In it Mao criticised those who 'condemned ... that Stalin's mistakes amounted to only 30 per cent of the whole,' said Mao, and that all things considered, Stalin was still a great Marxist. 'That is only fair,' said Mao. He went ...

  8. Chance visit provides a road to riches

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was excited because he had fulfilled his dream of visiting the land of Mao Zedong, who he had worshipped as a young leftist at college in Calcutta. But Mr Chakraborty's maiden voyage ... Company and the rest is history. 'I have made my fortune in China. But money is not everything- nothing has given me more joy than saluting the embalmed Mao Zedong lying in state ...

  9. Ideologies and religions

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of patriotism and control. Anyone familiar with ideologies knows that they take on all the trappings of religion in order to ensure simple believers. They have divinities (Marx, Lenin and Mao). They have rituals (mass parades). They have scriptures (Das Kapital and Mao's Thoughts). They have saints (Li Peng) and they call for sacrifices (in most cases involuntary). Mr Tseng, living ...

  10. It's time to bury leader's body and look to the future, say critics

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing On September 9, the 27th anniversary of Mao Zedong's death, 25,000 mourners, most from the provinces, filed past his embalmed body in Tiananmen Square. With the 110th anniversary of Mao's birth approaching, the queues of visitors at the mausoleum are getting longer. The display of Mao's formaldehyde-filled body encased in a glass coffin has ...




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