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  1. Mao's 'education through labour' system under fire

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... through labour' system because it is unconstitutional. The 69 academics, including economist Mao Yushi and law professor He Weifang, sent letters to the NPC's Law Committee ... judicial process. Professor Mao, who was condemned as a rightist five decades ago, said the system had inherent flaws: it was not designed to uphold basic human rights and it led to 'wrongful ...

  2. US think tank honours economist for support of market reforms

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Prominent liberal economist Mao Yushi has received a prestigious prize in the United States for his support of a market economy and other efforts to promote freedom. Mao, who blames Mao Zedong for the deaths of 50 million people during his rule, accepted the Milton Friedman prize for advancing liberty from the Cato Institute in Washington on Friday. ...

  3. News - China - LEGACY

    Mao Zedong's hometown Xiangtan to spend billions on his 120th birthday

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... Louise Ho louise.ho@scmp.com Mao's home city to spend billions on 120th birthday The government of Xiangtan, Hunan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, says it will spend 15 billion yuan (HK$18.34 billion) on a major facelift in the lead-up to the 120th anniversary of Mao's birth next year. Mao, who founded the People's Republic in 1949 and led the Communist Party until ...

  4. Fat cat Garfield trounces Chairman Mao at the box office

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... (left) grabbed second place with HK$1.08 million on 28 screens. Talk about losing face- Chairman Mao gets trumped by a fat wiseacre animated cat. ...

  5. Master of the Mao mimics

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau No Mao impersonator has yet matched the success of Gu Yue, who twice won the best actor title at the Hundred Flowers Awards (the mainland's Oscars)- for Founding Ceremony (1990) and The Story of Mao Zedong (1993). In an acting career spanning more than two decades, he played Mao in more than 80 film and television productions. Like his only protege Gu Xiaoyue, Gu ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Mao portrait attacker held over subversion

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Yu Zhijian taken away during hunger strike A former Tiananmen dissident previously jailed for defacing the portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate has been detained ... on Wednesday after 16 years in jail. The two Yus, who are not blood related, and another co-accused, Lu Decheng, 43, threw paint-filled eggs at the Tiananmen Square portrait of Mao on May 23, 1989. Yu ...




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