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  1. Top economist barred from leaving country

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Prominent economist Mao Yushi was barred from leaving China, for the first time in many years, apparently because the authorities fear he might go to Oslo to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony next week to support jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo. Mao signed Charter 08, a human rights manifesto co-authored by Liu, and voiced his support for Liu, condemning ...

  2. News - China

    Xi vows to continue anti-graft crusade despite end of official campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02pm

    ... and people have just stopped,” Xi said in a speech at a conference to conclude the "mass line" campaign yesterday.   "Mass line" is party jargon coined by late leader Mao Zedong ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Why personal secretaries to Chinese leaders are so prone to graft

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:10am by Cary Huang

    ... or decisions on such matters determined by the leaders they serve," Tsang said. In Chinese, this influence is known as tong tian, or "access to the emperor". Even in Mao Zedong's era, his wife Jiang Qing had to butter up Zhang Yufeng, Mao's personal secretary. It was widely known that Wang Ruilin, Deng Xiaoping's mishu, was one of the most powerful men ...

  4. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Chinese media commentary on Great Leap Forward death toll draws fierce online debate

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... starved to death were “schemes of Western hostile forces”. The article touched on Mao Zedong’s massive-scale economic drive of 1958 to 1961 that attempted to rapidly transform China from ... to justify Chairman Mao’s campaign. “How arrogant! In their eyes the entire population is only lab rats for a political experiment,” Ma Qianli, a Shenzhen-based consultant, wrote. A blogger ...

  5. News - China

    Leading liberals launch petition demanding activist Xu Zhiyong's release

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 01:08pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of the founders of a civic movement calling for transparent and constitutional rule. Octogenarian economist Mao Yushi, billionaire venture capitalist Wang Gongquan and veteran journalist Xiao Shu are the first three signatories of an open letter calling for Xu's unconditional release and an end to the persecution of the New Citizen movement.  The letter, drafted by Mao, also calls ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tonnochy director takes city back to the present

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Oliver Chou

    ... Tonnochy is set in the late 1970s in the infamous Wan Chai nightclub of that name, but it's no nostalgia piece, said its director, Fredric Mao Chun-fai. "It's about striving for success in the dog-eat-dog commercial world which often blurs right and wrong. As long as Hong Kong remains a city of commerce, the audience will find resonance in the story," said Mao, whose ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Academics' questions point to Communist Party divide over dogma

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Cary Huang

    ... the party's theoretic journal, and the Study Times, a key product of the Central Party School- have engaged in over late leader chairman Mao Zedong's theory of class struggle. Analysts said ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Young Mao devotees lead an agricultural revolution at the Righteous Path Farm, Hebei

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan Staffed by young, educated Mao devotees, Hebei’s Righteous Path Farm is an organic slice of communal harmony that would make the Great Helmsman proud, writes Xu Donghuan. Pictures by Simon Song Agricultural revolution Each morning at Righteous Path Farm, young men and women assemble outside their dormitories at 5.30am and, as in the days of Mao Zedong's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Oliver Chou

    ... It took a good dose of wisdom to avert potential danger by maintaining goodwill at all times. City Hall bought copies of Mao Zedong's "little red book"- "all the editions that were available at the leftist bookstores in town"- and displayed them at its general office. When leftists marched in one day chanting Mao quotes, the conspicuous sight of the books ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping endorses the promotion of Confucius

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:48am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the portrait of Mao Zedong over the entrance to the Forbidden City. At the time it caused a stir at home and abroad for its political and cultural implications, putting the ancient philosopher in the same league as Mao, Karl Marx and Sun Yat-sen whose portraits are displayed on the square on important occasions. Barely three months later, however, the statue was quietly removed without ...




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