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  1. Out of Mao's Shadow

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip Pan Picador Asia, HK$187 Mao Zedong may have died three decades ago and China undergone a breathtaking makeover during that time but, Philip Pan writes, the Chinese have yet to escape the Great Helmsman's shadow. In The Struggle for the Soul of a New China (the subtitle) he shows a country pitted between an elite ...

  2. Big risk of mainland missing development goals amid the global crisis, minister warns

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the year was 18.3 per cent lower than in the same period last year. Mr Zhang's deputy, Zhang Mao, said the government would regulate land sales and seek to stop land prices rising too rapidly. 'Volatility in the property market may induce some negative impact,' Zhang Mao said. 'A moderate decline in high property prices can help the property market return to a path of rational ...

  3. Detours: In Mao's footsteps

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Chris Taylor After the Olympics draws to a close, you might want to follow in the footsteps of China's most famous leaders and head to Mao's birthplace in the city of Changsha, ... of Mao's first experiments in politics, and it is still possible to visit the former office of the Hunan Communist Party Committee guarded by an enormous statue of Mao in classic 'taxi ...

  4. Mao's jet to be sold to make room for parking

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Zhuhai Chairman Mao Zedong's personal airliner is on sale after the owner concluded he preferred more parking space to keeping the country's former 'Air Force ... the chairman's last wife. Its British manufacturer sold it to a Pakistani buyer in 1969. It then passed on to Mao. It was apparently one of three Trident jets of the same model that the Chinese air force ...

  5. Franshion to buy Jin Mao for 11b yuan

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Franshion Properties (China) says it has agreed to buy Jin Mao, which holds Jinmao Tower and some hotels on the mainland, for 11 billion yuan (HK$12.37 billion) in cash and shares. The developer says it will buy from Sinochem Hong Kong the entire interest of Wise Pine, which controls 54.87 per cent of Jin Mao, for 6.04 billion yuan. It will pay 2.41 billion yuan ...

  6. Ren Sihong

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong AsiaWorld-Expo Tomorrow to May 26 Mainland painter and sculptor Ren Sihong often plays with the image of Mao Zedong, turning the Great Helmsman into a manga-like 3D caricature. ... broadcast exercises of the 1950s and 60s. Shortly after the establishment of the People's Republic of China under Mao, everyone from factory and mine workers, students to officials had ...

  7. Power games

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... at Jamaica's music: it has changed the world, exporting the spirit of revolution more successfully than late chairman Mao Zedong ever did. But none of that matters. Beijing mesmerised the world ... Zhejiang and Yunnan, and bombings in Xinjiang. Of particular significance, Hua Guofeng, personally appointed by Mao as his successor, died at the age of 87 during the Olympic celebrations. ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Village helps keep peasant painting a hot commodity

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Cultural Revolution after criticising party chairman Mao Zedong for being undemocratic. However, his punishment could have been far worse. 'The peasants in Jinshan, under the strong influence ...

  9. Traffic controls back for opening ceremony

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or close to 50, considered excellent. Those who support extending the ban argue that the improved air quality was a direct result of the measure. Others, including Mao Shoulong of Renmin ... Mao said. Fears about tonight's weather, meanwhile, have been dispelled. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said there would be no rain during the opening ceremony, and the temperature ...

  10. Vibrant Israeli theatre amazes HK director

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan When Fredric Mao Chun-fai was invited to Israel to take part in a drama festival he expected little more than an insight into the nation's cultural scene and a chance ... of armed conflict and nationhood. 'I found it amazing as I did not know the people in Israel were so keen about theatre and found the dramas very progressive,' said Mao who is the former ...




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