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  1. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Man is bound to conquer nature' is one of the celebrated phrases of Mao Zedong. Yet how the Chinese have suffered dearly because of his misguided and disastrous ... are made based on scientific calculations instead of leaders' whims. But Mao's spirit lingers on. As the snow that has paralysed much of the northern and central provinces now advances ...

  2. Character building

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau Even without a mole on his chin, Gu Xiaoyue bears an uncanny resemblance to Mao Zedong. So when he walks into a mall in Tseung Kwan O with his hair combed back and dressed ... to operate as a Mao impersonator. Although not a trained actor, Gu has performed across the mainland in plays such as Chongqing Negotiations and Mao Zedong in Henan and appeared in films ...

  3. One family, three different perspectives

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Huo Yuling, 68, still remembers in vivid detail his first National Day parade 59 years ago, when his mother woke him at 4am to join the grand march celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the new republic. 'We did not celebrat ...

  4. Political experts predict provincial leadership reshuffle in next 3 years

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... professor Mao Shoulong said most governors and ministers would have to leave their positions in three years as, according to mainland government rules, all provincial-government-level officials must ... before the annual meeting of the National People's Congress starts on March 5, National Development and Reform Commission vice-minister Zhang Mao, 55, has been promoted to party secretary ...

  5. Karaoke club fined for posters of Mao holding microphone

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Mao Zedong loved to dance, and he might have liked singing, too. But depicting the former leader with microphone in hand put one Zhejiang karaoke club in strife. The 0576 KTV club in the Luqiao district of Taizhou put up two posters on National Day of Mao in his classic pose: back straight, chin up, left hand raised to address the crowd. But instead ...

  6. Great leap forward ordered in quality of Mao souvenirs

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Mao Zedong may be the most famous face in the mainland, but the makers of souvenirs that bear his image have been struggling to get it right. In the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, officials in his home province of Hunan have announced a campaign to improve the standard of Chairman Mao souvenirs. The items, ranging from ...

  7. Mao makes a comeback in little red book shop

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a magnet for die-hard fans of former chairman Mao Zedong and ardent leftists to post articles bashing liberals. 'When we started the book shop we wanted to provide a platform ... have suddenly jumped to 20,000 yuan,' he said. 'The hottest demand is for books about the global financial crisis.' He says sales of the shop's staple, works on Mao, also ...

  8. Summits

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... of Munich 1938, Yalta 1945, Vienna 1961, Moscow 1972, Camp David 1978 and Geneva 1987. Readers may wonder why the extraordinary meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong was omitted, especially ...

  9. Sex with five or six women 'all part of fate-changing ritual'

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A truck driver who a young model alleged duped her into having sex as part of a Taoist Mao Shan ritual told the court yesterday that he had sex with five or six women as part of rituals to 'change their fate' over a 10-year period. Testifying in the District Court yesterday, Au Yeung Kwok-fu, a self-proclaimed Mao Shan practitioner, said he had learned Mao Shan ...

  10. Model tells court of sex 'ritual' with truck driver

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prosecutor Terence Wai said Au Yeung, who claimed to be a Taoist Mao Shan master, performed rituals on the model that involved oral sex and sexual intercourse, claiming they would change her luck, between April and December 2007. The model said her agency manager brought up the topic of changing her luck during a phone conversation that April. Her manager told her that she knew a Mao Shan ...




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