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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ministry has no data on jobs of 200 million rural workers

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year. 'That's the harsh reality of China- if you are born a peasant, you've got to get used to being forgotten by the government, until sacrifices are required,' said Mao Yushi, a rural economist with the Beijing Tianze Economic Research Institute. Many export-oriented companies in coastal areas have shut down or laid off staff since late last year as demand ...

  3. Teacher sparks outcry with Mao comments

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Celebrated history teacher Yuan Tengfei has sparked an online uproar with controversial comments on Chinese history and late leader Mao Zedong. Yuan triggered the outcry with a 110-minute teaching video on the Cultural Revolution, the Global Times website reported yesterday. The quotes include: 'You can go to the mausoleum to see Chairman Mao Zedong, but don't ...

  4. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Man is bound to conquer nature' is one of the celebrated phrases of Mao Zedong. Yet how the Chinese have suffered dearly because of his misguided and disastrous ... are made based on scientific calculations instead of leaders' whims. But Mao's spirit lingers on. As the snow that has paralysed much of the northern and central provinces now advances ...

  5. Wild Swans author sets out to explode the myth of Mao

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan, Books Editor Wild Swans author Jung Chang and her husband, Jon Halliday, set the tone of their new book from the first sentence: 'Mao Zedong, who for decades held ... 654 pages of Mao: The Unknown Story, officially released in Hong Kong today, are devoted to proving that the Great Helmsman 'was as evil as Hitler or Stalin, and did as much damage ...

  6. Chef who prepared Mao's favourite spicy dishes refuses to spill the beans

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... book about the five years he spent as the personal cook of Mao Zedong. Mr Dong cooked the spicy dishes favoured by Mao from 1960 towards the end of the disastrous Great Leap Forward, to 1965, ... superiors with his ability to prepare Shanghai delicacies made of soybeans and became Mao's chef. Mao preferred simple meals and the fiery hot dishes of his native Hunan province. ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... donated 475 million yuan (HK$539 million) in the past decade to help about 200,000 people. Delegate calls for law on personal bankruptcy In these times of financial failure, Mao Yonghong, a CPPCC delegate from Hubei, is calling on the central government to consider putting together a law on personal bankruptcy, Xinhuanet.com reports. Ms Mao said the government should establish a system ...

  8. Power games

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... at Jamaica's music: it has changed the world, exporting the spirit of revolution more successfully than late chairman Mao Zedong ever did. But none of that matters. Beijing mesmerised the world ... Zhejiang and Yunnan, and bombings in Xinjiang. Of particular significance, Hua Guofeng, personally appointed by Mao as his successor, died at the age of 87 during the Olympic celebrations. ...

  9. Under attack, celebrity author puts pen aside

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-Ching Ng In the end, the relentless attacks proved too much for Yu Qiuyu. The celebrated writer last week established the publishing venture he said he had wanted to form, cementing his declaration weeks ago that he was putting an end to his writing car ...

  10. Passion sustains publisher

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

    ... others, including those close to Mao Zedong , like Peng Dehuai and Liu Shaoqi . 'Mao was a mass murderer with no redeeming features. What is worse is that he committed his crimes after those of Hitler and Stalin had been exposed. He copied Stalin and went further. Are the lives of Chinese people not worth anything? Mao is the biggest issue of the last 60 years. By comparison, other ...




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