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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Liberal economist Mao Yushi warns of a 'leftist revival' in China

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Prominent liberal Mao Yushi says he has been the target of increasing attacks by people angry over his criticism of patriarch Mao Zedong Economist warns of a revival by leftists Follow @SCMP_News In recent weeks prominent liberal economist Mao Yushi has experienced first-hand the leftist revival taking shape on the mainland. First, Mao, 84, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China needs its critics

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... holds Mao Zedong accountable for the mass starvation initiated in 1958 by the Great Leap Forward, has been banned on the mainland. Mao Yushi , one of China's leading proponents of the rule ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi follows in Mao's footsteps on path to consolidate power

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... sleep, undertake morning drills and stand sentry, along with other ordinary soldiers. On this front, Xi appears to have taken a page from Mao Zedong , who launched a similar shake-up in the 1950s. Mao used the opportunity to strengthen his control of the military and forced many powerful generals into retirement. As Xi works to consolidate his own power, he has repeatedly reached ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Xi Jinping succeed where Mao failed?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Brown

    ... Kerry Brown Kerry Brown says that while Xi Jinping's tough language on tackling corruption has certain parallels to Mao, the party he runs and society today are far more complex, ... of interest. Some years after he had started this attempt, he admitted that, despite his very best efforts, he had failed. Placing Mao Zedong next to Xi Jinping would no doubt be an unwelcome thing ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Is ripping up Mao’s portrait a crime?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 01:32pm by Amy Li

    ... ripping up Mao Zedong’s portrait with three friends in Henan’s capital city Zhengzhou last month. The three other young men who participated were: Xiaodong, Ji Laisong, Lin Qilei, Cheng ... patients’ families find work in rural villages. In a photo taken on October 25, the four men, each holding Mao’s portrait, can be seen ripping it in half. They appear calm and relaxed. Ji Laisong, ...

  6. News - China

    Old murder case recalls painful chapter in China's history

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 02:43pm by Amy Li

    ... A Zhejiang man in his 80s was tried at his home on Monday for allegedly killing a doctor in 1967 during China’s violent Cultural Revolution A Zhejiang man in his 80s was tried at his home on Monday for allegedly killing a doctor in 1967 during China’s vio ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The long shadow of the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by RODERICK MACFARQUHAR

    ... Roderick MacFarquhar says that even today, as a group of new leaders prepares to take charge in China, Mao's Cultural Revolution and the reactions to it continue to shape national ... of the People's Republic, and particularly in the last 10 years of Mao Zedong's life, we wouldn't have seen the amazing economic growth of the subsequent 30-plus years. So why ...

  8. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Hotel worker detained for web leak of details on Wang Lijun's trip to Beijing

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the death of Briton Neil Heywood. The man, surnamed Mao and a hotel employee, was placed under "administrative detention" in Chengdu on Friday, the Chengdu Daily said, citing sources from the Chengdu National Security Bureau. The newspaper said Mao had posted online information provided by his friend, who worked for an airline. The information included Wang's flight details ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Censor's Warhol ban stifles creativity

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... of Mao Zedong must be excluded from the exhibition, now showing in Hong Kong, before it goes to Shanghai and Beijing. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has stalled release of the movie because it has gay characters and scenes of Lin Liguo, son of Mao's disgraced former right-hand man Lin Biao. This prompted a scathing attack on mainland film censorship in an open ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can China's new leaders finally lay to rest ghosts of the Cultural Revolution?

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... in 1967, at the height of the Cultural Revolution. In 1966, Mao Zedong had launched the mass political movement, intending to remove "capitalists" who had infiltrated the party. ... actress who was arrested and tortured after she accidentally broke a bust of Chairman Mao. In the end, she committed suicide. She was only 19. Also last week, another Cultural Revolution story, ...




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