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  1. From the red poppy to Mao

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to rouse support from their people and China trades in symbolism in ways that some find simply stomach-churning. At the heart of the capital in Tiananmen Square looms a massive portrait of Mao Zedong, the biggest mass murderer in history: from the millions who died needlessly and excruciatingly during the Great Leap Forward to those who were tortured, killed and exiled during ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Fredric Mao Chun-fai

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property developers eyeing the West Kowloon cultural district project have suddenly started taking an interest in sponsoring local arts. Good news or bad? Fredric Mao Chun-fai Artistic director of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre: 'It's good that property developers have expressed an interest in local culture and arts and that they want to participate in it by way ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of years. When Mao Zedong ruled China it was a taboo subject. However, if we look back over different dynasties we can see that many people held Confucius and his analects in high regard. Some ... Unfortunately China's male chauvinistic society has not adhered to Mao Zedong's old dictum that, 'women hold up half the sky'. Until the men running the country realise that equality ...

  5. Unofficial history finds voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the most famous are The Private Life of Chairman Mao, by his doctor Li Zhisui, published in 1994; the Chinese version of the biography of Mao Zedong by Jung Chang, in 2006; and Prisoner ... with this and so lets Hong Kong go on playing its role. Take Mao. On the shelves of Hong Kong bookshops, visitors can read of mass killings, personal brutality and a sex life more varied than ...

  6. Local performers need nurture, arts veterans say

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frederic Mao Chun-fai said. Mao said there were a lot of home-grown productions but the city did not nurture these or promote them to become shows that could represent Hong Kong. He cited ...

  7. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... in revolutionary ranks'. Party chairman Mao Zedong, then 70, warned his successors of the dangers of following in the footsteps of the Soviet party, which he saw as becoming bourgeois under Kruschev's 'revisionist leadership'. Mao had 'also repeatedly drawn attention to the prophesy of the late American secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, that the third or fourth ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... opposed to Chairman Mao'. The newspaper identified several employers who had received requests from strikers for reinstatement, including the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, the Hong Kong & ... of sunburn. It also noted that, 'Hong Kong has never objected to Communists in its midst or the thoughts of Chairman Mao. What it does oppose are people who threaten to upset the peace, harmony ...

  9. Friends, expats, countrymen...

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee He has quoted Mao Zedong and Winston Churchill in his quest to attain a statesman-like aura, and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday turned to William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to inspire the citizens of Hong Kong. 'As Shakespeare once said: 'There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,'' he said, ...

  10. Star is also wedded to the nation in patriotic bliss at film premiere

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Leung Kam-chung as well as the film's backer Peter Lam Kin-ngok. Director Han Sanping and cast members Tang Guoqiang (Mao Zedong) and Zhang Guoli (Chiang Kai-shek) were also present ... I'll definitely recommend the film to young people,' Lau, pictured with Madame Tussauds' wax figures of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. 'In 1997, I sang a song called ...




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