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  1. Seize the Hour- When Nixon Met Mao

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... in popularity helped him to a landslide re-election. Mao Zedong, a 'crafty realist' who wanted rapprochement as much as Nixon, kept his guest waiting in what one diplomat considered the manner ... Tim Cribb Seize the Hour- When Nixon Met Mao by Margaret MacMillan John Murray, HK$148 Former US president Richard Nixon didn't so much seize the hour as fawn throughout his 65-minute ...

  2. Mao's 'education through labour' system under fire

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in 50 years, he said. The education-through-labour regime was introduced by chairman Mao Zedong in 1957 to purge adversaries, so-called rightists and liberal-minded intellectuals ... through labour' system because it is unconstitutional. The 69 academics, including economist Mao Yushi and law professor He Weifang, sent letters to the NPC's Law Committee ...

  3. Fury over Korean pet shop's portrait of Mao

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A South Korean pet shop has set off an international incident, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanding the removal of an offending sign in which Mao Zedong's portrait above Tiananmen Square is replaced with the face of a dog. The Foreign Ministry said yesterday that South Korean authorities had asked the pet shop owner in Yongin, about 40km south from Seoul, ...

  4. How Mao ensnared a nation

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the biggest purge of intellectuals and free-minded people in the nation's history. The 'anti-rightist campaign', as it became known, was initiated by Mao Zedong to consolidate his grip ... of Mao's decision to purge the country's thinkers are questions only Mao himself could answer. But one thing is certain- at least half a million intellectuals, writers, journalists, students ...

  5. Carrying the full weight of a nation's great expectations

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou A girl from Mao's home town is hoping to capture the first gold Yang Lian prides herself on being born in the same town as Chairman Mao- though 88 years after the man who ... to capture a gold on home soil and kick-start what might be an unprecedented haul. 'I would paint Chairman Mao's portrait on my forehead if I earn the chance to compete in the Beijing ...

  6. The last of Mao's sons, 84-year-old Anqing, dies in Beijing

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Mao Zedong's only surviving son Mao Anqing has died in Beijing, aged 84. The second son of Mao by his first wife Yang Kaihui, died on Friday, the China News Service said ... officers. Mao Anqing is survived by his wife Shao Hua and their only son Mao Xinyu. Mao Anqing also is survived by his two younger half-sisters Li Min, by Mao Zedong's second wife He Zi- zhen, ...

  7. Is campaign platform borrowing from Mao?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... like a recycling of a 50-year-old concept first used by Mao Zedong. Mr Tsang called his analysis of factors that affect Hong Kong's future the '10 major relationships'- the title Mao used in 1956 for his outline of how a new socialist China should be constructed in economic, political and cultural terms. In his detailed election platform delivered yesterday, Mr Tsang ...

  8. Disabled artist turns to calligraphy, then Mao, for therapy

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... painter's art does not deal with his disability. Instead, he draws playful ironic pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong playing sports. His recently opened exhibition at the Art Beatus Gallery called Yun-Dong features 19 works, including semi-comical portraits of Mao doing tai chi, riding a unicycle and playing ping pong. 'To me, Chairman Mao is someone who changed history, and I have ...

  9. Serve the People

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... attract, the better. Serve the People (a famous Mao Zedong slogan) is a wry poke at the cult of the Chairman that makes its point by engaging readers rather than force-feeding them the message. ... the couple destroy Mao paraphernalia to heighten their sexual excitement. Yan's book is a quirky satire that offers more heft than its slender form suggests. ...

  10. letters

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shiu Chung Memorial College Rash comments about Mao Casino tycoon Steve Wynn is fortunate that China's influence does not extend as far as Las Vegas, because his recent comments about Mao Zedong were ill-advised. Describing Mao as an 'imbecile', Mr Wynn told a gathering of investment advisers that the communist revolutionary 'almost ruined' his country. ...




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