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  1. Liu gets to grips with playing Mao

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze For mainland actors, few roles would be more daunting than that of Mao Zedong. Even Golden Horse Awards winner Liu Ye is flustered by the role. Now shooting The Founding of a Republic, in which he plays the young Mao, Liu said he had to figure out how to deal with the stress of playing the historical personality. 'I would go jogging in the studio and feel better ...

  2. If it's Chairman Mao's pork, it must be a Ningxiang pig

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Being able to recite the thoughts of Mao Zedong has long ceased to be a priority for mainland youth, but everyone knows the late chairman loved to eat braised pork. Officials in his home province, Hunan, now want to standardise the way Chairman Mao's pork and other regional classics are cooked. The province's food quality supervision and testing institute ...

  3. A history lesson that is on the right lines

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... best-sellers, he has spoken increasingly on modern China, and his pronouncements are getting more and more controversial. He said Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong were both dictators responsible for the deaths of millions. He has compared Mao's mausoleum to Japan's Yasukuni Shrine, saying it should be renamed 'massacre museum'. He said Japanese history textbooks are more ...

  4. How a veteran and his ill-equipped comrades 'moved the world'

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the world and raised the status of the People's Republic of China.' When Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People's Republic in Beijing in October 1949, Huang's ... loyalty, I applied to join in the volunteer army when Mao told us that the US aimed to invade our country after occupying the Korean peninsula,' he said. Huang, 75, said many of his comrades ...

  5. Symbolic gesturing

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... fung shui, but such cures prove attractive because they appear to offer miraculous remedies in a brief period of time. Symbols such as the choy mao ('wealth cat') and the money frog ...

  6. Proud or shamed: intellectuals react to Nobel win

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of conscience in China, including those jailed in the Cultural Revolution and the 'anti-rightist' campaign under Mao Zedong. 'It is a call for democracy,' she said. 'And ... the job. 'First, China must develop constitutional democracy. 'But second, that must proceed in an orderly fashion, following proper ways of practice.' Veteran economist Mao Yushi ...

  7. Education chief helped son cheat in exam

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A county education bureau chief in Hunan was found to have helped his son cheat on the national college entrance exam last week, according to state media. Mao Huadong, director ... yesterday. At the liberal arts examination last Tuesday morning, Mao's son was found with a small note by the deputy instructor of his testing room. That triggered the initial investigation ...

  8. From the red poppy to Mao

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to rouse support from their people and China trades in symbolism in ways that some find simply stomach-churning. At the heart of the capital in Tiananmen Square looms a massive portrait of Mao Zedong, the biggest mass murderer in history: from the millions who died needlessly and excruciatingly during the Great Leap Forward to those who were tortured, killed and exiled during ...

  9. Quotes of the Week

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... label commands a premium on the mainland as luxury produce The only correct thing Mao Zedong did after 1949 was to die Celebrated history teacher and best-selling author Yuan Tengfai, whose ...

  10. Festival must-sees

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... consequences of Mao Zedong's 1960s campaign of sending intellectuals to work in the country's hinterlands by tracking a man's melancholic homecoming to Beijing, 40 years he left ...




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