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  1. Proud or shamed: intellectuals react to Nobel win

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the job. 'First, China must develop constitutional democracy. 'But second, that must proceed in an orderly fashion, following proper ways of practice.' Veteran economist Mao Yushi ... of conscience in China, including those jailed in the Cultural Revolution and the 'anti-rightist' campaign under Mao Zedong. 'It is a call for democracy,' she said. 'And ...

  2. Top economist barred from leaving country

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Prominent economist Mao Yushi was barred from leaving China, for the first time in many years, apparently because the authorities fear he might go to Oslo to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony next week to support jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo. Mao signed Charter 08, a human rights manifesto co-authored by Liu, and voiced his support for Liu, condemning ...

  3. State Council orders action to rein in prices

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the economy. Leading economist Mao Yushi said the directive was obviously a move to assuage public discontent as the government was under mounting pressure to act. 'The directive is more about satisfying the wish of the public. They want the government to do something about prices. The government can now tell the public that they have done something,' Mao said. Hu Xingdou, of Beijing ...

  4. Here comes a deluge of hot money

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... 'It will also further push up housing prices. Hong Kong has no control over its interest rate. If the US keeps its rate low, we will have to keep ours low.' Leading Chinese economist Mao Yushi said he had not had high hopes for the summit. 'While we wished for good results, we knew it would be difficult,' he said. Mao expected additional pressure on Beijing because ...

  5. Why it pays some to stay in the grey economy

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... because, by definition, it is hidden economy,' says Mao Yushi, executive director of the Beijing Unirule Institute of Economics. While there are certainly considerable illegal gains being made ... of the economy, some by legal means, some illegally. Mao says the total value of the hidden economy could be equivalent to one fifth of the formal economy, but says any estimate is largely guesswork. ...

  6. Who's who of dissidents heads to Nobel ritual

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... subjected to various forms of harassment, including detention and house arrest. This week, prominent economist Mao Yushi , outspoken artist Ai Weiwei and rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan were all stopped ...

  7. From the red poppy to Mao

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to rouse support from their people and China trades in symbolism in ways that some find simply stomach-churning. At the heart of the capital in Tiananmen Square looms a massive portrait of Mao ... the Cultural Revolution. The Chinese leadership feels that it cannot abandon the symbolism associated with Mao without undermining the legitimacy of the communist state he founded. So the mass ...

  8. Liu gets to grips with playing Mao

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze For mainland actors, few roles would be more daunting than that of Mao Zedong. Even Golden Horse Awards winner Liu Ye is flustered by the role. Now shooting The Founding of a Republic, in which he plays the young Mao, Liu said he had to figure out how to deal with the stress of playing the historical personality. 'I would go jogging in the studio and feel better ...

  9. Northern wilderness transformed into grain basket on Mao's orders

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... today as international grain prices soar and increasing natural disasters threaten the world's food security. Mao Zedong ordered tens of thousands of ex-soldiers to build the first state-owned farms in Beidahuang after the People's Liberation Army seized the region in 1947. Large-scale reclamation of land to form a grain-production base began in the early 1950s when Mao ...

  10. Mao critic won't be silenced

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... So what drives Jin Zhong, the editor of Open magazine? 'Mao Zedong was the greatest mass murderer in human history, worse than Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin,' he said ... Square and his face is on the country's banknotes. Those who criticise him are silenced. This is not acceptable. As long as I can breathe, I will continue this magazine and call Mao ...




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