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  1. Honest look at the past is key to the future

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The outbreak of the Cultural Revolution in 1966 epitomised what can go wrong in a one-party state. The lack of institutional democracy and civil society meant that Mao Zedong was able to hijack ... by widening gaps between the rich and the poor. Although it seems far-fetched today, Mao Zedong's thoughts about sharing wealth and dictatorship could still appeal as a rationale for disorder ...

  2. Do the right thing

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... at a historically appropriate time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the anti-rightist movement, during which the leaders of these minor parties were denounced, persecuted and purged. In 1956, Mao Zedong launched the 'Hundred Flowers Campaign' in which intellectuals were encouraged to speak up and criticise the Communist Party. They were assured that there would be no reprisals. ...

  3. Ignorant of history

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching This month marks the 50th anniversary of a tragic event in Chinese history: the launching by Mao Zedong of the anti-rightist campaign in which hundreds of thousands ... the party. The country's intellectuals, assured that there would be no reprisals, let loose such a barrage of criticism that Mao was taken aback. Despite the party leaders' pledge, ...

  4. Children of the revolution guided by freer thinking

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... rehabilitated reformers began to abandon Mao Zedong's radicalism. In the previous decade, university enrolment was based more on political loyalty than academic merit. 'There are some striking ... difficulty,' Professor Chen said. The generations of former paramount leaders Mao and Deng were shaped by decades of war and revolution; Jiang Zemin's generation was influenced ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese dissidents dismiss Nobel author as stooge of state

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to Liu's 2010 peace award. Wei praised Mo Yan, 57, as a writer but questioned his independence, noting that he had copied by hand a speech by late Communist founder Mao Zedong- delivered at his ... Zedong's Yanan text and sang the praises of Mao Zedong can earn the prize- the number of people Mao Zedong slaughtered surpasses even that of Stalin and Hitler," he reportedly said. ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Scepticism rife after Xi calls for Communist Party to accept criticism

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Microbloggers are suspicious, likening Xi's call to Mao Zedong's Hundred Flowers Campaign Scepticism rifeafter Xi invitescriticism of CPC Communist Party general ... Zedong's Hundred Flowers Campaign in 1956, when Mao encouraged people to openly express their opinions about the party. The campaign quickly turned into a massive purge of those who had criticised ...

  7. When rumour more believable than truth

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the same kind of weight as those of his predecessors Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Yet in both those cases, news of their deaths was announced within 24 hours of their passing. While China has ...

  8. Mainland's 'most severe setback'

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mao' August 1 Mao Zedong supports the Red Guards in a speech to the 11th plenum of the eighth Communist Party Congress August 5 Mao writes a big-character poster headlined 'Bombard the Headquarters'- a clear attack on state president Liu Shaoqi August 8 The party plenum ends with a 16-point document on the revolution setting down so-called guidelines. August-November Mao receives ...

  9. FYI: Where and when did China's Communist Party first convene?

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... of Xintiandi, busloads of out-of-town tourists in orange baseball caps are herded inside the restored building, now a museum, where Mao Zedong and a dozen or so of his fellow Chinese revolutionaries, ... control from then until the present day. Few apart from Mao, perhaps, who even then, according to the official version of events, was leader of the pack. The museum's wax-dummy tableau ...

  10. News - China

    Party veterans' offspring make up 1pc of CPPCC

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... "princelings"- descendants of revolutionaries. Among them are Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong, Zhou Bingjian, niece of late premier Zhou Enlai, Major General Zhu Heping, grandson of the Red Army ...




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