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  1. Dunkin' masters

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am

    ... seeing Mao Zedong's widely publicised swims in the late 1960s and 70s, which were designed to show the ageing chairman was still in charge of the country. 'Didn't Chairman Mao tell ...

  2. 40 years on, the people of Mao's brave new world

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over 10 bloody years, the Cultural Revolution caused the deaths of millions. But at the time of its genesis- 40 years ago this week- the brainchild of Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong was supposed to be a great new wave of socialism and to entrench Maoism as China's central political ideology. From its beginning, Mao encouraged Red Guards and the masses to rebel and seize power ...

  3. Auction of Mao portrait called off at 'suggestion' of authorities

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Mainland authorities have effectively banned the controversial auction of a Mao Zedong portrait that set the standard for reproductions of the late leader's image, ... to China,' he said. '[The portrait] is no different from any other artwork to us. But the public seems to have attached too much political significance to it.' The portrait, by Mao ...

  4. Mao and then

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... David Evans Some might question labelling Mao Zedong a god and, unless he had hitherto unknown J. Edgar Hoover-type leanings towards the wearing of women's underwear, he seems an unlikely hero of drag-queen decadence. Yet this is how the architect of Chinese communism is being described for the upcoming auction of Andy Warhol's painting Mao, in New York on November 15. ...

  5. After Mao, a return to traditional values

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The image of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong stared back from newsstands on the front page of just one newspaper in Hong Kong yesterday- the South China Morning Post. The occasion was the 30th anniversary of Mao's death. Other newspapers buried their coverage inside, with the notable exception of a Beijing-backed English-language publication. This paper relegated a small ...

  6. Looking beyond Mao's legacy

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and led by Comrade Mao Zedong '. He had confused right and wrong and 'the people with the enemy'. The resolution held that 'chief responsibility for the grave 'left' error of the Cultural Revolution- an error comprehensive in magnitude and protracted in duration- does indeed lie with Comrade Mao Zedong'. Mao's death in 1976 brought the Cultural ...

  7. Mao's drug lesson for the world

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... been a public debate- with shades of grey and layers of complexity- both historically and currently. It was the communist revolution that erased opium from mainland China. Mao Zedong, with his ... the big barons. We either do what Mao did- allow our governments to be totalitarian on this issue and implement a scorched-earth policy- or we legalise opium and other drugs to break the back ...

  8. Golden gifts

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as not giving him or her anything. Fortunately, we can always find a good solution in books. Who could question a virtuous comrade's zealous pursuit of Mao Zedong's golden thoughts? How could ... of titles are deemed suitable for such extravagant publication, including The Thoughts of Chairman Mao and The PLA Marshals on the Art of War. If you ever doubt that anyone would pay up to 22,600 ...


    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Good Night, and Good Luck 7.15pm, Cultural Centre. In this multi-award-winning black-and-white political expose, writer/director George Clooney proves himself more than just a heart-throb. Perpetual Motion 7.15pm, City Hall. Mainland director Ning Ying's account of new women in new China, starring real-life prominent figures such as musician Liu Sola, Mao's interpreter Zhang ...

  10. Salt of the earth

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... The impact of the Cultural Revolution still resonates for author Li Rui, whose family of writers reveal much about the changing face of China, writes Yenni Kwok THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution's beginning and the 30th ...




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