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  1. Harmony hinges on the rule of law

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Mao Yushi, who heads the non-government Unirule Institute of Economics, said the government would not achieve its goal unless significant progress was made institutionalising the rule of law. Professor Mao said social discontent was growing as fast as the red-hot economy because of increasing miscarriages of justice and widespread infringement of rights. 'The problem is not that we ...

  2. After years of being ignored, villagers go for do-it-yourself

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan When academic Mao Yushi started a modest 500-yuan rural fund in the coal-mining province of Shanxi in 1993, it was an act stemming from disdain for a rural financial system ... others he roped in along the way. 'Our fund was set up to help the rural poor who have no means to obtain loans,' Mr Mao said. By the latest official count, saving deposits ...

  3. Shocking novella is too much for censors

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Celebrated author Yan Lianke's depiction of lovers desecrating Mao books at a PLA base leads to the confiscation of magazine edition Yan Lianke wants ... commander at a PLA base during the Cultural Revolution become entangled in a doomed affair. A master of black humour, Yan has the two lovers smashing Mao icons and urinating on Mao books as they try ...

  4. Unmasking the false god Mao

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sin-ming Shaw Should Mao Zedong's huge portrait still hang above the front gate of Tiananmen Square? Should China's ruling party still call itself communist? These are not idle ... of Mao and the Chinese Communist Party, they would rather deny their 'Chineseness' than assume some of that shame. Similarly, while a recent poll found that 70 per cent of Hongkongers ...

  5. Mao: The Unknown Story

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan MAO ZEDONG HAS dominated Jung Chang's life. The former Red Guard saw her parents denounced as class traitors during the Cultural Revolution. Her father was tortured ... in China and Russia and interviewing those in Mao's close circle- despite a central government warning about speaking to Chang- the couple released Mao: The Unknown Story on Thursday. The 654- ...

  6. Passing Time- Photographs by Mao TongQiang

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Plaza in Wan Chai used to be the tallest building; now it's Two IFC. Photographer Mao TongQiang documents the change in his landscape with the exhibition Passing Time. In the wild and deserted area of Jinshan County, in the outer suburbs of Shanghai, Mao photographed the construction of 12 artist-designed buildings over 100 days. With black and white film, he slices time ...

  7. The thoughts on Chairman Mao span the great divide

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Wild Swans author Jung Chang and her husband Jon Halliday set off an academic firestorm with their new biography, writes Nora Tong WHEN MAO ZEDONG was waving at the clamouring masses from ... life and work 56 years later in the biography Mao: the Unknown Story by Jung Chang- author of Wild Swans- and her historian husband Jon Halliday. Far from being the popular Communist leader who ...

  8. Sex, Mao and censorship

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Yan Li

    ... of the National People's Congress (which has just ended), traditionally a time when censors grow anxious about perceived challenges to Communist Party rule. The novella 'slanders Mao Zedong, ... as Mao's signature phrase, written in his own calligraphy outside the gate of Zhongnanhai in Beijing, where China's leaders live and work. Dawang is reluctant, but also attracted to Lian. ...

  9. Giant Mao sculpture mooted to lure tourists

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A youthful Mao Zedong will tower over the Hunan capital Changsha if a local leader's plan to build the world's tallest statue is realised. The proposal to build ... will be 100 times Mao's 1.83 metres. 'There are no successful gigantic statues of great men in the world,' he said. 'We can be the first in history, and set up the tallest one ...

  10. Tsang turns to Mao for inspiration

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in Hong Kong. But he made it clear yesterday he did not intend to be weighed down by any colonial baggage that might be attached to his trademark neckwear, as he quoted Mao Zedong to illustrate ... chairman Mao. 'Idle boast the strong pass is a wall of iron, With firm strides we are crossing its summit,' he declared, borrowing two lines from Mao's poem, Loushan Pass, ...




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