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  1. Mao mania set to fuel party support

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

    ... and events are being planned to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, which falls on Friday, in what is seen as an attempt to stoke up nationalistic sentiment and boost ... 's descendants are particularly attractive. Mao Xinyu, Mao's grandson, published Grandfather Mao Zedong, which is selling well. Kong Dongmei, Mao's granddaughter, has a book called Open My ...

  2. Lighting up the sky

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Friday at 8pm for precisely 23 minutes and 23 seconds. 'We're using 6,000 kilograms [of explosives],' said Wilson Mao (right), the company's CEO who is the chief organiser ... the appropriate music, which will influence choreography. Mao said he had spent about a month deciding what pieces of music to use. Finally he settled on eight songs. Sometimes his clients have their own ...

  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. Vibrant Israeli theatre amazes HK director

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan When Fredric Mao Chun-fai was invited to Israel to take part in a drama festival he expected little more than an insight into the nation's cultural scene and a chance ... of armed conflict and nationhood. 'I found it amazing as I did not know the people in Israel were so keen about theatre and found the dramas very progressive,' said Mao who is the former ...

  5. Rubbing shoulders with a giant

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mao to Mozart. At age 10, Wang travelled to the United States to perform, eventually moving there to study at Yale and then Julliard. The four young musicians, (from left) Darryl Tse, John ...

  6. Film banned by Mao becomes a modern hit

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sixty-one years after being labelled 'reactionary propaganda' by Mao Zedong, 'the first banned film of New China' went back ... triggered online curiosity and sparked widespread discussion about its implications, giving momentum to a critical re-evaluation of Mao's purging of intellectuals to establish his absolute ...


    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 ...

  8. Masters of sound, image and sculpture come together

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... long come with a strong sense of social consciousness. A fan of slogans and word play, his most widely known piece is Chairman Mao 10,000 RMB, in which the political slogan '10,000 years for Chairman Mao' is spelt out using 10,000 yuan worth of banknotes that bear Mao Zedong's image. Wing Shya Best known for his photography, Hongkonger Wing Shya is also a filmmaker, ...

  9. Reflecting signs of the times

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... When Chinese pop artist Huang Yong was a Shanghai schoolboy, he was exposed to communist texts from Mao Zedong and others. When he developed his own thinking, his memories of those ... of Pop' Michael Jackson superimposed on four images of jacks from a deck of cards. Another is Mao- Memorial to Huangdi's Tomb, a portrait of the 'Great Helmsman' superimposed ...

  10. Communist propaganda pushes out Hollywood

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... last week. Tang, 31, plays Tao Yi, Mao Zedong's first lover. There have been suggestions her role was cut back because of objections by Mao's grandson, Mao Xinyu, that Tang's ... the film shows how Mao Zedong and his comrades 'sacrificed everything for their country'. ...




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