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  1. 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 ...

  2. After Mao, a return to traditional values

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The image of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong stared back from newsstands on the front page of just one newspaper in Hong Kong yesterday- the South China Morning Post. The occasion was the 30th anniversary of Mao's death. Other newspapers buried their coverage inside, with the notable exception of a Beijing-backed English-language publication. This paper relegated a small ...

  3. Catching up with the past

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thought to live with.' Several decades later, Dikotter is confronting the wider reading world with its own ignorance of the whitewashed horrors of history. His latest book, Mao's Great Famine, is an unprecedented account of Mao Zedong's ultimate culpability for a disaster that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 45 million Chinese- from party officials, ...

  4. Make it real

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and ties rather than Mao suits. They are well educated and sophisticated and do not feel awkward in the presence of foreign leaders. And while they may do business with international pariahs whose countries are rich in natural resources, they certainly don't want China to be lumped together with them. In this way, they are a far cry from Mao Zedong and his in-your-face honesty in telling ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eagleton ('Beijing selective when it comes to history', March 8) that the people under Mao Zedong did incalculable and irreparable damage to countless Chinese artworks, ... that in the west, anyone can learn about world history, yet even today, information on the Cultural Revolution, and all the failed policies of Mao and several Chinese regimes, is not freely available ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Organisation through the G21, are growing signals of Asia's gradual 'coming together'. On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao proclaimed that China has stood up. To rephrase Mao, October, ...

  7. The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... mention of the Cultural Revolution and other Mao Zedong-era tumult, the problems of authoritarianism go unmentioned. There is no disputing the improvements in the average Chinese citizen's ... social dislocation seems 'inefficient' too. The victims of the Mao years might opt for the less glamorous approach India's democracy has brought. Zhang claims no single individual ...

  8. Hong Kong fans turn out to hear 'red songs'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Songs like I am Proud, I am Chinese used to be sung under chairman Mao Zedong's reign, and they still appear to have thousands of Hong Kong ... (pictured) said a red-song singalong was good for the heart and the health. 'Singing red songs has given Chongqing an identity.' He said that not all the music was from the Mao era. ...

  9. Party leaders called on to disclose assets

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xiaoli, a former United Front Department official who is the daughter of a revolutionary under Mao Zedong, urged party leaders to increase transparency. The letter, which was also signed by Ren ...

  10. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reginald Chua, Editor-in-Chief Sixty years ago, Mao Zedong famously declared 'The Chinese people have stood up'. And indeed they have. Yet few could have predicted in 1949- probably not even Mao himself- the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ...




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