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  1. Mao mania set to fuel party support

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and events are being planned to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, which falls on Friday, in what is seen as an attempt to stoke up nationalistic sentiment and boost ... 's descendants are particularly attractive. Mao Xinyu, Mao's grandson, published Grandfather Mao Zedong, which is selling well. Kong Dongmei, Mao's granddaughter, has a book called Open My ...

  2. slice of life

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On a serious note, the New China News Agency finally released a report of a speech made by Chairman Mao Zedong 20 years previously on April 25, 1956. In it Mao criticised those who 'condemned ... that Stalin's mistakes amounted to only 30 per cent of the whole,' said Mao, and that all things considered, Stalin was still a great Marxist. 'That is only fair,' said Mao. He went ...

  3. Chance visit provides a road to riches

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was excited because he had fulfilled his dream of visiting the land of Mao Zedong, who he had worshipped as a young leftist at college in Calcutta. But Mr Chakraborty's maiden voyage ... Company and the rest is history. 'I have made my fortune in China. But money is not everything- nothing has given me more joy than saluting the embalmed Mao Zedong lying in state ...

  4. Ideologies and religions

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of patriotism and control. Anyone familiar with ideologies knows that they take on all the trappings of religion in order to ensure simple believers. They have divinities (Marx, Lenin and Mao). They have rituals (mass parades). They have scriptures (Das Kapital and Mao's Thoughts). They have saints (Li Peng) and they call for sacrifices (in most cases involuntary). Mr Tseng, living ...

  5. 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. ... incorrect and 70 per cent correct,' said a senior editor of a national newspaper. 'Now he is all correct.' In making the documentary Getting Close to Mao Zedong, producer Ai Xin said ...

  6. Gold statuettes to go into orbit to 'touch the moon' for Mao

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Long before China launched a manned spacecraft, chairman Mao Zedong wrote of his ambition to 'touch the moon' in a poem composed at the top of Jinggang mountain. ... The statuettes will be attached to a military satellite and launched into orbit this month to mark the 110th year since Mao's birth. Produced in Mao's home town of Shaoshan, Hunan province, ...

  7. Dispossessed and desperate

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... period, from 1911 to 1949. Mao Zedong's land redistribution provided formidable momentum to fuel a rural revolution and his own rise to power. Last year, the State Land and Resources Ministry ... and the working class now largely backs developers. Farmers lack social welfare protection, largely as a result of Mao's belief that they should be self-sufficient. Mao never envisioned China ...

  8. From merely bizarre to downright stupid

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Li Yong Yan

    ... refused to take delivery because the plane was much more costly to own, use and maintain than a Boeing 707 - which happened to be the blueprint for the Y10. The whole episode started because Mao Zedong, during his 1970 visit to a Shanghai missile factory, said: 'So you are making missiles now. I think Shanghai can also make a plane or two.' A deputy air force commander ordered ...

  9. 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, ...


    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... a decade examining the period again, by researching a biography of Mao Zedong with her husband, Jon Halliday. 'Mao is the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world,' Chang says from her home in Notting Hill, London. 'He's got to be brought to justice. Without condemning Mao and Mao's legacy, China can't make the final, decisive step ...




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