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  1. Beijing faces pressure to act against Mao critics

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the 'public prosecution' of economist Mao Yushi and writer Xin Ziling, a retired People's Liberation Army officer, for their comments on China. Supporters of the campaign are encouraged ... backing, but said citizens had ways of exercising their rights and defending Chairman Mao Zedong was one of those constitutional rights. What sparked the campaign was Mao Yushi's review ...

  2. Economist baffled by ban on his book

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Outspoken Mao Yushi may be the victim of a crackdown by authorities on publications and the media Well-known economist Mao Yushi has demanded an explanation from ... is better,' Professor Mao said yesterday. 'If this is [an order from] the publicity department of the Communist Party, then the person who made the decision should talk to me. ...

  3. Film banned by Mao becomes a modern hit

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sixty-one years after being labelled 'reactionary propaganda' by Mao Zedong, 'the first banned film of New China' went back ... triggered online curiosity and sparked widespread discussion about its implications, giving momentum to a critical re-evaluation of Mao's purging of intellectuals to establish his absolute ...

  4. Last tribute for Mao's chosen successor

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the site when the Japanese invaded. Hua, the hand-picked successor of Chairman Mao Zedong, was for a brief period China's most powerful man, simultaneously holding top positions in the party, the government and the military after Mao's death and the fall of the political faction known as the Gang of Four. However, he was soon sidelined by reform-minded Deng Xiaoping, who publicly ...

  5. The long road home for Mao's exiled youth

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The project is dedicated to the tens of millions of zhi qing (educated youth) who were mobilised under a call from Mao Zedong to leave their urban homes during the 1950s and '70s and endure ... to remember the historical era and educate more people about it. Can you elaborate more on the background of zhi qing? In 1955, Chairman Mao advocated that any intellectuals who were able to work ...

  6. Long march to London: will Mao's poems inspire volleyball team?

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Can Mao Zedong's poetry rekindle the fighting spirit of the Chinese women's volleyball team in time for next year's London Olympics? The team, with only five ... course on some of Mao's poems, the China Volleyball Association said on its website. The study and reading of the poems represent another sign of a revived push for 'red culture' ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Karaoke club fined for posters of Mao holding microphone

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Mao Zedong loved to dance, and he might have liked singing, too. But depicting the former leader with microphone in hand put one Zhejiang karaoke club in strife. The 0576 KTV club in the Luqiao district of Taizhou put up two posters on National Day of Mao in his classic pose: back straight, chin up, left hand raised to address the crowd. But instead ...

  9. Hu tracks tradition in Red Flag limo and Mao suit

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee President Hu Jintao put on a 'Mao suit' for his inspection of China's military forces yesterday, tracking a National Day tradition handed down from late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Both Deng and Hu's predecessor, Jiang Zemin, also wore grey Mao suits in the military inspections in 1984 and 1999 respectively. Hu's looked darker than ...

  10. The famous Mao slogan, that he never even used

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

    ... was attributed to Mao Zedong when the People's Republic of China was established 60 years ago, and some will even tell you they recall vividly how Mao pronounced the words in Putonghua with his ... there is one problem. Mao did not say it in Tiananmen Square. He did not say it on October 1, 1949, either. And some historians say that- like 'Let them eat cake', which Marie Antoinette ...




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