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  1. Dispossessed and desperate

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... period, from 1911 to 1949. Mao Zedong's land redistribution provided formidable momentum to fuel a rural revolution and his own rise to power. Last year, the State Land and Resources Ministry ... and the working class now largely backs developers. Farmers lack social welfare protection, largely as a result of Mao's belief that they should be self-sufficient. Mao never envisioned China ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a scarf or wearing a mask. This year, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even Mao Zedong, the long-dead chairman ... become a serious international issue, and The Guardian called it "airpocalypse". Although some may laugh at the Mao mask as a joke, for people living in Beijing, the smog and sandstorm ...

  3. China's limitless thirst for water

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and left unsuitable for drinking. Only about 12 per cent of the nation's water is used in homes. Mao's big plan It was Mao Zedong who suggested that water be moved from the wet south ...

  4. Everyone talks about the new Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze. But where does the river actually go from and to?

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... the backdrop for politically motivated dramas; at the age of 73, Mao Zedong made a great display of taking a Yangtze dip to show how fit and healthy he was. Reports at the time said he had completed a 15km swim in just over an hour, an astonishingly fast pace for an elderly, overweight man. 'I had been swimming with Mao so many times before that I barely noticed the event,' recalls ...

  5. Obsession leads to cluster

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heroes of China's struggle to gain independence from foreign powers. All of the statues, including those of Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, face in the same direction, and have expressions ...

  6. Beijing weatherman's Olympian efforts may come home to nest

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... says it is a key national science programme going back to Mao Zedong. The nation now spends up to 700 million yuan a year on it and employs 32,000 people to operate 35 specially equipped ...

  7. China the Godzilla of global warming without the west's help

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a by-product of Mao Zedong's obsession with self-reliance and bad central planning. Had scientific studies of pollution and global warming been as advanced in the 1980s as they are now, China ...

  8. Champion of Three Gorges Dam dies

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the outset when it was given a green light by Deng Xiaoping in 1982. Top leaders, including Mao Zedong Deng, Jiang Zemin and Li Peng were obsessed with the project. Advocates believed it would ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... themselves, or relatives of victims of the Cultural Revolution and the famine during the Great Leap Forward. In the Post Magazine (same date), a cushion with Mao Zedong's face is featured ...

  10. East is best

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... was a favourite spot of Chairman Mao Zedong, who was a frequent visitor to Wuhan in the 1950s and 1960s. Mao called this a place of 'White Cloud and Yellow Crane.' The house still holds some of Mao's old furniture, and the huge swimming pool in which he swam is still here. This is also where he composed his famous poem titled 'Swimming.' The pleasant estate also has ...




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