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  1. Proud or shamed: intellectuals react to Nobel win

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of conscience in China, including those jailed in the Cultural Revolution and the 'anti-rightist' campaign under Mao Zedong. 'It is a call for democracy,' she said. 'And ... the job. 'First, China must develop constitutional democracy. 'But second, that must proceed in an orderly fashion, following proper ways of practice.' Veteran economist Mao Yushi ...

  2. ... while husband Zhang's underground writings defy the civil tone of the state's cultural watchdogs

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... Michael Standaert If prominent 'underground' playwright Zhang Xian gets a knock on his Shanghai door and a visit by the authorities one evening, he'll be expecting it- although he's not sure what form the visit will take or even why. H ...

  3. Disgraced Lin Biao still beyond the pale

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Hopes for the rehabilitation of Lin Biao- the enigmatic Communist leader anointed heir apparent by Chairman Mao Zedong but later branded a national traitor after ... and followed what was thought to have been a failed assassination of Mao by Lin. Li was sacked from all positions in 1973 and kicked out of the Communist Party after Lin's death. Li was sentenced ...

  4. Gang of Four member Zhang Chunqiao dies

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by former military leader Lin Biao and Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's third wife. Together with Jiang and his close associates in Shanghai, Yao Wenyuan and Wang Hongwen, Zhang formed what became ... was officially blamed for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution, launched by Mao as part of his campaign to consolidate power and purge political rivals within the party. Zhang, born in 1917 ...

  5. Journalist and critic of Beijing falls to cancer

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... and dignitaries at the Tiananmen gate as Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Li Pu and his first wife, Shen Rong, who died in 2004, joined ...

  6. Suspected hit man tells court he had never heard of alleged target

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... often keep photos of strange men in your wallet?' Mr Chapman asked. Huang replied that the only photos he kept in his wallet were those of Mao Zedong, a certain Malaysian figure and his ...

  7. Give me US$3m and I'll fight in China- Tyson

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as possible', the Shanghai-based Oriental Sport Daily reported. In addition to an October bout against an as-yet unnamed Russian fighter, Tyson- who sports a tattoo of former Chinese leader, Mao Zedong ...

  8. A patriot determined to fight for political reform until he dies

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... to exaggerate agricultural production to please Mao Zedong, Du, a bureau chief in Xinhua, also wrote articles that grossly inflated the amount of harvested grain. Later, he was shocked to find ...

  9. Rough justice

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... that they thought otherwise. After Mao's Zedong's death ended the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, China's new leaders altered the Soviet model for economic development, but resurrected its political-legal system, including its reliance on 'socialist lawyers'. Indeed, during the past three decades, the post-Mao leadership has increasingly expanded the roles of lawyers to help ...

  10. Fate of an angry young man

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and soldiers to join and determined to attack the 'seven bad classes'. On August 18 1966, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution at a giant rally of Red Guards in Tiananmen Square. ... editor of Kaifeng magazine. 'Mao's theory of class struggle made an enemy of tens of millions of people and decided their fate for their whole life. This had nothing to do ...




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