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  1. News - China - LEGACY

    Mao Zedong's hometown Xiangtan to spend billions on his 120th birthday

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... Louise Ho louise.ho@scmp.com Mao's home city to spend billions on 120th birthday The government of Xiangtan, Hunan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, says it will spend 15 billion yuan ... tourist attractions. Shaoshan's Mao Zedong Memorial Museum will also be renovated, with the museum's website saying work will be finished before the end of next year. The museum displays ...

  2. Paintings vanish from Mao rostrum

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Eight paintings are missing from the rostrum where Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China, the latest scandal involving cultural institutions on the mainland. The paintings were donated to the Tiananmen Rostrum in the 1990s by five artists, including Cheng Shifa and Wang Chengxi, according to an unnamed ...

  3. Hu tracks tradition in Red Flag limo and Mao suit

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military historian Jiang Tingyu said during the online broadcast of the National Day celebration on Dayoo.com. Of China's paramount leaders, only Mao Zedong and Deng actually commanded field ... Woods Lee President Hu Jintao put on a 'Mao suit' for his inspection of China's military forces yesterday, tracking a National Day tradition handed down from late paramount ...

  4. Debate over Mao's body

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese are debating on the internet whether the central government should remove the corpse of Mao Zedong from public display in Tiananmen Square. Writer Yu Jie and several colleagues began the controversy with an article that said, among other things, that Chairman Mao's performance as leader did not deserve such a display. What do you think? Share your views: write ...

  5. Mao-tai maker decries counterfeits

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Kweichow Moutai, which makes the most prestigious and expensive mao-tai spirits, says all special editions available on the market that claim to have been made for senior army officers and central government officials are fake, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Many people prefer to buy mao-tai with packaging that makes such claims, believing they are genuine ...

  6. Beijing faces pressure to act against Mao critics

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... backing, but said citizens had ways of exercising their rights and defending Chairman Mao Zedong was one of those constitutional rights. What sparked the campaign was Mao Yushi's review of Xin's book on Mao Zedong, called The Fall of the Red Sun, that was published on the economics information website Caing.com last month. The 5,000 character review- it can no longer be read ...

  7. Business - Commodities

    Village helps keep peasant painting a hot commodity

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Cultural Revolution after criticising party chairman Mao Zedong for being undemocratic. However, his punishment could have been far worse. 'The peasants in Jinshan, under the strong influence ...

  8. State audit shames but lacks power to blame, say experts

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... but mainland scholars say efforts to stamp out graft will not succeed without support from all levels of officialdom. Mao Shoulong, a professor with Renmin University's School of Public ... for the state auditors. 'The auditors have achieved more power with their openness, which has been seen in audit reports from the past three years,' Professor Mao said. 'It is a step ...

  9. Students swap campus comforts for the rigours of military drill

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sun Tianhang, Mao Junjie and Zhang Yuanjie are second-year students in the business administration department in the Communications University of China. They tell Jane Cai why they applied ... and accidents. So in my mind, soldier is a lofty profession.' Mao Junjie, 20, majoring in international economics and trade. 'I'm from Wuqing county in Tianjin. I'm the only son ...

  10. Civil service law keeps cadres a class apart

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... had been expected at the end of last year, but was delayed because of different opinions on the issue, said Mao Shoulong. 'It was shelved because the most critical argument had not been ... opposition, it looks unlikely to classify party officials as civil servants,' Professor Mao said. He said it was not yet clear if the newly released regulations on cadre management were ...




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