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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debunking the myths of Mao Zedong

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 01:35pm by ERIC LI; LIJIA ZHANG

    ... isn't possible without open debate Debunking Mao myths This week, China celebrates the 120th birth date of the founding father of the People's Republic- Mao Zedong. No one looms larger ... them is to misjudge history and risk misguiding the future. Mao Zedong, whose life left indelible marks on the lives of more than a billion people and changed the trajectory of the world, ...

  2. News - China

    China still dealing with the legacy of Mao Zedong, 120 years after his birth

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:59am by Verna Yu

    ... contending with the Mao factor In a hotel on Beijing's outskirts last month, a couple of hundred entrepreneurs and others fasten small, ceramic Mao Zedong brooches to their lapels and gather ... among others- sing The East Is Red, a Cultural Revolution-era anthem from the days when Mao reigned supreme. From China arises Mao Zedong! He strives for the people's happiness! He ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao Zedong was no god, says Xi Jinping, in delicate balancing act

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:20am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com President tells the party faithful they should move forward but not forget the past on the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth Mao was no god, says Xi in fine balancing act President Xi Jinping attempted a balancing act on the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth yesterday, praising the late Communist Party leader's ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Businesses feed off growing nostalgia for Mao Zedong

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:09am by Raymond Li, JANE CAI

    ... Cashing in on Mao nostalgia From red pork dishes to badges and little red books, almost everything bearing the mark of Mao Zedong is popular on the mainland, as businesses try to make money from the man and his controversial legacy. Tang Ruiren, 84, a distant relative and close neighbour of Mao's family, is one of the key figures making Mao's favourite cuisine a household name. ...

  5. News - China

    Mao Zedong still has resonance with overseas groups

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... women as slaves for 30 years. The accused, police said, turned out to be disciples of Mao Zedong, reviving memories of a time when the leader's revolutionary ideas attracted many followers ... Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong had reportedly believed that Mao's army would take over the world by the end of 1977. And yet a few of them hung on. Theirs was one of the many ...

  6. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Housewife turns Mao Zedong impersonator

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chen Yan is a former housewife who now has a day job of impersonating Mao Zedong. The 57-year-old Sichuan native makes a living out of 40 ... of Mao Zedong roles. A report in the Chongqing Times newspaper from summer 2007 recounted her appearance on the city’s streets. “Many residents take the initiative to shake her hand, some take ...

  7. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    Animated film about Mao Zedong in works to raise youth awareness

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Animated Mao Zedong film in works Cartoon aims to bring Mao alive for young It's not your parents' Mao Zedong, and that's the point. ... Helmsman. Presenting Mao Zedong in cartoon form is a departure for the party, but one the film's backers say is necessary to keep the revolution and its ideals current. Media analysts agree ...

  8. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    Animated film shows the human side of Mao Zedong

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... came up with the idea of producing an animated film about Mao Zedong's childhood, she had plenty of doubts. To portray Communist Party leaders in China through cartoon had long been taboo. ... production wing under Qiushi is now co-producing the cartoon with two other official filmmaking companies. The movie, When Mao Zedong Was Young, covers the leader's teenage years. ...

  9. News - China Insider - Mao Zedong

    Fervent Mao Zedong fan collects 20,000 souvenir items over 50 years

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:13pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com A 65-year-old Fujian village doctor, who has admired Mao Zedong since he was 15, still spends two hours a day studying Mao's writings - a ritual he considers the “highlight” of his day,  reports  the Straits Times. In fact, reading Mao was so important to Huang Jinquan that he flew to Beijing in May just to buy a book called Mao Zedong’s Quotes ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping turns to Mao Zedong's thoughts in his efforts to counter corruption

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... turned to an austerity lesson given by Mao Zedong more than six decades ago to advance his campaign against party corruption. During a visit last week to Xibaipo - the People's Liberation Army's headquarters at the end of the civil war - Xi reminded party members of Mao's so-called six nos, which barred officials from things like hosting birthday parties and exchanging ...




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