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  1. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the final choices to be announced at the 18th National Congress, which will determine the nation's direction for the coming decade. Chairman Mao Zedong's observation that 'political ...

  2. Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... revered position in Taiwan and post-Mao China, where she is viewed as one of the leading 20th-century writers. While hundreds of works explore Chang's writings and influence in Chinese, few ...

  3. Writer's family seeks halt to manuscript sale

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The reappearance of the manuscript brought back painful memories for the 63-year-old, who remembers how his family was forced into the yard while Red Guards loyal to Mao Zedong raided their Beijing home ...

  4. Code blue for China's red army

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... missile force, the blue units have developed their own tactics to deal with their perceived enemies, mainland military experts say. Strategically, the blue units apply in cyberspace Mao Zedong's doctrine of guerilla warfare- the concept of avoiding direct confrontation with big and powerful enemies such as the United States. Mao abandoned big cities when taking on the invading ...

  5. Four killed in attack on Xinjiang police station

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to ensure sources of aid.' Professor Mao Shoulong, a public policy expert at Renmin University, said the latest incident was unlikely to affect Zhang's political standing or dampen general confidence in his governance. 'Since he got to Xinjiang he's done a good job addressing problems in government policies, improving economic order and maintaining public order,' Mao ...

  6. Sino-Indian war in 1962 was a follow-on from the uprising in Tibet

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fighting occurred at altitudes of over 4,250 metres- were another key reason for the ceasefire. Shanghai-based military expert Ni Lexiong said former Chinese leader Mao Zedong then decided to develop military infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to enhance the People's Liberation Army's logistical capability in the 1960s. But Mao's plan made no progress due ...

  7. Undue worry over China's nuclear policy

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Mao Zedong wanted and, after him, Deng Xiaoping. Both thought there were better things to do with China's money. Both viewed nuclear weapons as tools for deterring an attack ...

  8. Clock ticking on settling old score

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... of the elite Central Military Commission. With Mao Zedong's approval, Zhou, along with PLA marshal Ye Jianying and Deng, opted for war. According to the memoirs of Admiral Liu Huaqing, ... as Madame Mao, and the ailing premier Zhou Enlai, there was no action taken until the Foreign Ministry reiterated on January 11, 1974 China's sovereignty over the isles. But few would foresee ...

  9. Xi hails veterans of Korean conflict

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the official media began to release the actual numbers- 183,108 deaths (including one of Mao Zedong's sons) and some 20,000 POWs, amid a total of 2.4 million soldiers used at different stages ...

  10. Grudge over palace looting lasts 150 years

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by the Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, when heritage sites were looted by Mao Zedong's Red Guards. Wong Yong-tsu, a Taiwan-based historian, ...




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