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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. 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. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... donated 475 million yuan (HK$539 million) in the past decade to help about 200,000 people. Delegate calls for law on personal bankruptcy In these times of financial failure, Mao Yonghong, a CPPCC delegate from Hubei, is calling on the central government to consider putting together a law on personal bankruptcy, Xinhuanet.com reports. Ms Mao said the government should establish a system ...

  4. Under attack, celebrity author puts pen aside

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-Ching Ng In the end, the relentless attacks proved too much for Yu Qiuyu. The celebrated writer last week established the publishing venture he said he had wanted to form, cementing his declaration weeks ago that he was putting an end to his writing car ...

  5. Teacher sparks outcry with Mao comments

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Celebrated history teacher Yuan Tengfei has sparked an online uproar with controversial comments on Chinese history and late leader Mao Zedong. Yuan triggered the outcry with a 110-minute teaching video on the Cultural Revolution, the Global Times website reported yesterday. The quotes include: 'You can go to the mausoleum to see Chairman Mao Zedong, but don't ...

  6. Passion sustains publisher

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... others, including those close to Mao Zedong , like Peng Dehuai and Liu Shaoqi . 'Mao was a mass murderer with no redeeming features. What is worse is that he committed his crimes after those of Hitler and Stalin had been exposed. He copied Stalin and went further. Are the lives of Chinese people not worth anything? Mao is the biggest issue of the last 60 years. By comparison, other ...

  7. Qu Leilei

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... by Chairman Mao to stir up the population. Once the violence had happened we were sent to the countryside for 're-education'. This was Mao's way of getting rid of us youngsters. ... or an artist. As a child I loved my weekly calligraphy and painting lessons, even though it was very traditional work. I could draw freely- as long as it was Chairman Mao or other revolutionary figures. ...

  8. Lion's Head, Four Happiness

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... Gary Jones Lion's Head, Four Happiness by Xiaomei Martell Vintage Books HK$128 What started off as a trickle in the early 1990s has become a flood, with Western publishers scrambling to knock out semi-autobiographical fiction and memoirs by mainland ...

  9. The Penguin History of Modern China

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... But this was in China in 1957 and Mao Zedong had deemed it politically expedient to put an end to the Hundred Flowers campaign, which had initially invited criticism of the Communist Party. Deng Xiaoping ... the Japanese invasion and the dark years under Mao, to the country's astonishing renaissance in the past three decades. There is nothing startlingly new here, but Fenby compiles a concise ...

  10. Wild Swans author sets out to explode the myth of Mao

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan, Books Editor Wild Swans author Jung Chang and her husband, Jon Halliday, set the tone of their new book from the first sentence: 'Mao Zedong, who for decades held ... 654 pages of Mao: The Unknown Story, officially released in Hong Kong today, are devoted to proving that the Great Helmsman 'was as evil as Hitler or Stalin, and did as much damage ...




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