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  1. Fury over Korean pet shop's portrait of Mao

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A South Korean pet shop has set off an international incident, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanding the removal of an offending sign in which Mao Zedong's portrait above Tiananmen Square is replaced with the face of a dog. The Foreign Ministry said yesterday that South Korean authorities had asked the pet shop owner in Yongin, about 40km south from Seoul, ...


    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Good Night, and Good Luck 7.15pm, Cultural Centre. In this multi-award-winning black-and-white political expose, writer/director George Clooney proves himself more than just a heart-throb. Perpetual Motion 7.15pm, City Hall. Mainland director Ning Ying's account of new women in new China, starring real-life prominent figures such as musician Liu Sola, Mao's interpreter Zhang ...

  3. Disabled artist turns to calligraphy, then Mao, for therapy

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... painter's art does not deal with his disability. Instead, he draws playful ironic pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong playing sports. His recently opened exhibition at the Art Beatus Gallery called Yun-Dong features 19 works, including semi-comical portraits of Mao doing tai chi, riding a unicycle and playing ping pong. 'To me, Chairman Mao is someone who changed history, and I have ...

  4. Pet pictures

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is my cat Mao Mao. He is 10 years old, but still likes to play ball with me. Mao Mao always sits beside my mum and asks for food. Kelly Yau Ka-po, Ying Wa Girls' School Big Rex is my pet African grey parrot. I got him when he was only 12 days old (left). That was two years ago. Now he and his sister Small Rex (below) are adults. They already know about 100 words each. ...

  5. Teacher writes naughty travel book that could end her travels in China

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a serious historical judgment on Chairman Mao Zedong and attempts to answer, once and for all, whether he was an ordinary dictator or the worst tyrant the world has ever seen. 'It aims ...

  6. Artist makes interesting connections with sardonic figures

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... in a Mao suit situated next to a street walker. 'People like to perceive higher-up officials with a positive image, but I thought that may not always be true. There could be a hidden side, so ...

  7. Immortal Words

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asians, including Lao Tzu, Gandhi and Chairman Mao, who said: 'Every Communist must grasp the truth: 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun'.' Of the women selected, ...

  8. A belated thank you for a father's sacrifice

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Mao's revolution and refused to renounce her employer during the Cultural Revolution. And your mother? She was a modern woman, who was an active participant in Mao's revolution. She left me ... in the 1970s. What was the city like then? I was born and lived in Xian for 18 years. Xian is an ancient city. [But] during the Mao era, the city was the target of the party's purge of old ...

  9. Pop art

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Revolution period. These posters depict the iconic workers, schoolchildren and parades, and one is a rather large, sombre photo of Mao. It incites such a wide variety of reactions among Chinese ... admonish us for what they assumed was a sign of approval for Mao. The reaction in China has been more mixed. Elderly people feel it is inappropriate. The older man who came to hang curtains called ...

  10. Tommy Li retrospective fills the ArtisTree

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... to check out the exhibition of branding projects, posters, logo designs and a dark-humoured collection of Mao Zedong imagery. ...




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