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  1. Echoes of Mao in rural health postings

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Graduates face mandatory work in countryside Young doctors are being sent to work in rural areas and underdeveloped western regions, echoing Chairman Mao's 1968 campaign ... as their parents might have been to answer Mao's call for volunteers. 'I'll go if I have to, but I'm certainly reluctant,' said a 24-year-old graduate of the medical school ...

  2. History for sale

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... coupons and other knick-knacks. Last month, for the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, collectors from around the country and abroad came to the temple for a special exhibition and trade fair of Mao buttons, posters of the Cultural Revolution era and other memorabilia. Lu Min, editor of Collection magazine, which has its office in the Baoguo Si compound, said ...

  3. Tortured for protecting ancient artefacts

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill For Ma Chengyuan, as for other intellectuals, the blackest years of the communist era were the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao Zedong ordered the Red Guards to destroy the 'four olds', including art from the pre-revolutionary era. As they rampaged through the homes of terrified collectors, Ma slept in his office to field telephone calls and sent museum staff ...

  4. A leader haunted by history?

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Few realise that, within 20 days of assuming power, he visited Xibaipo, in Hebei province. This was where Mao Zedong stopped briefly on March 23, 1949 to reflect before moving towards the Fragrant Hills to enter Beijing. Mao said: 'Today is the day I go to the capital to take the examination.' Arriving at Xibaipo, Mr Hu said: 'Today this examination continues.' ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Students swap campus comforts for the rigours of military drill

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sun Tianhang, Mao Junjie and Zhang Yuanjie are second-year students in the business administration department in the Communications University of China. They tell Jane Cai why they applied ... and accidents. So in my mind, soldier is a lofty profession.' Mao Junjie, 20, majoring in international economics and trade. 'I'm from Wuqing county in Tianjin. I'm the only son ...

  7. Civil service law keeps cadres a class apart

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... had been expected at the end of last year, but was delayed because of different opinions on the issue, said Mao Shoulong. 'It was shelved because the most critical argument had not been ... opposition, it looks unlikely to classify party officials as civil servants,' Professor Mao said. He said it was not yet clear if the newly released regulations on cadre management were ...

  8. Under attack, celebrity author puts pen aside

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-Ching Ng In the end, the relentless attacks proved too much for Yu Qiuyu. The celebrated writer last week established the publishing venture he said he had wanted to form, cementing his declaration weeks ago that he was putting an end to his writing car ...

  9. Debate over Mao's body

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese are debating on the internet whether the central government should remove the corpse of Mao Zedong from public display in Tiananmen Square. Writer Yu Jie and several colleagues began the controversy with an article that said, among other things, that Chairman Mao's performance as leader did not deserve such a display. What do you think? Share your views: write ...

  10. Hunan party official is probed in hit-and-run

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Village chief dead, struck by motorbike and car A senior cadre in the home town of Mao Zedong is being investigated for a hit-and-run death. Liu Yahui, who heads the party discipline unit in Shaoshan, Hunan province, allegedly played a part in the death of Tang Yunkui, chief of Shishan village, last Saturday. Quoting information provided by local police, Xinhua said ...




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