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  1. Mao caught in Web of intrigue

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Mao Zedong briefly became the nation's most wanted suspect when the late chairman's portrait mysteriously appeared in a People's Daily website report ... of Mao that hangs above the entrance to the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Tiananmen Square. The apparent prank was spotted by netizens yesterday morning. The report said Yan had been wanted since ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Quotes of the Week

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... label commands a premium on the mainland as luxury produce The only correct thing Mao Zedong did after 1949 was to die Celebrated history teacher and best-selling author Yuan Tengfai, whose ...

  4. Glory without pay for answering Mao's call

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan About 100 retrenched Sichuan coal miners, most of them women, are still battling to recover medical and retirement benefits from their bankrupt former Neijiang employer decades after they were laid off. Lan Shuxian, 84, became a miner in 1971 at a state-owned coal mine in Longchang county in Neijiang when Mao Zedong's 'May 7 Directive' called ...

  5. Can you dig this? Agricultural artist ready to reap success

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... stools next to his dreadlocked wife Li Jie, art students and patrons have to squeeze between them and his latest works; two 300kg rice-filled fibreglass models of Mao Zedong. Despite the works' bucolic nature, cultural officials still paid him a visit during a clampdown on Mao images at the recent Dashanzi Art Festival. After persuading them his work was non-political, the rice ...

  6. Rights group says detainee tied, beaten

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... yesterday. Shanghai authorities sentenced Mao Hengfeng to 18 months of re-education through labour in April after she tried to petition the government, Human Rights in China said. It alleged she had been bound, suspended in mid-air and beaten while in detention. Officials could not be reached for comment yesterday due to the National Day holiday. Mao claims she was unfairly dismissed from ...

  7. Painting over the cracks

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... Debbie Mason Is it me, or does the chairman appear to be rather in the pink lately? There seems to be a slightly rosier shade prettying up late leader Mao Zedong's countenance as he ... anything but, after 17 years' imprisonment and torture. Mao is not alone in getting a makeover. The entire heart of the nation's capital is being spruced up, as thousands of delegates ...

  8. Sensitivity urged to handle protests

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... patiently to win public support. Mr Luo made the comments at a seminar to commemorate an edict issued by Mao Zedong 40 years ago on dealing with public complaints at the grassroots level. ...

  9. Too many mainland migrants

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When president Richard Nixon of the US visited China, it was reported that when he raised the issue of freedom of migration, chairman Mao Zedong responded: 'How many Chinese women would the US accept for migration?' While Chairman Mao's response sounds sexist, it pointed out the impracticality of a country opening its doors to any population as big ...

  10. 56 pillars likely to stay in Tiananmen Square

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Tiananmen Square has been a no-build zone since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, with the only permanent building built since then being Mao's mausoleum. But that may no longer be the case, with the 56 pillars used as decorations during Thursday's ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic likely to remain in the 440,000 square metre ...




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