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  1. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Man is bound to conquer nature' is one of the celebrated phrases of Mao Zedong. Yet how the Chinese have suffered dearly because of his misguided and disastrous ... are made based on scientific calculations instead of leaders' whims. But Mao's spirit lingers on. As the snow that has paralysed much of the northern and central provinces now advances ...

  2. Mao's case for independence

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau's view on Taiwan independence, which is open to debate. On the issue of regional autonomy, we may refer to the wisdom of Mao Zedong. In the article 'Opposing unification', dated October 10, 1920, Mao criticised 'the old China malady of looking up and not down'. In 'Break down the foundationless big China and build up many Chinas starting with Hunan' ...

  3. The odd couple: Mao and Hoxha's unusual alliance

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution with his own Cultural and Ideological Revolution, which lasts four years and peaks with a violent campaign in 1967 to extinguish religious life ... Nixon's visit to Beijing. 1976: Shortly after Mao's death, Albania criticises China's new leadership and policy towards the west. 1977-78: China invites Albania's old enemy, ...

  4. Defining patriotism

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and qualified as a doctor at the University of North Carolina. He emigrated to Shanghai, became medical adviser to Mao Zedong and stayed with him through the Long March, also administering to sick, ...

  5. Hu's slice of history

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... showing Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu. The luckless Hua Guofeng, who had been anointed by Mao as his successor but who was outmanoeuvred by Deng, did not feature in this version of history. The position of Mao in Chinese history is secure despite the chaos he caused by starting one political campaign after another, culminating in the decade-long Cultural Revolution. Mao ...

  6. Lens in high places

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Mao Zedong's personal photographer, Lu Houmin captured some of the most iconic images of the chairman, writes Clara Mak In his six decades as a photographer, Lu Houmin has experienced many career peaks and troughs but none has been as memorable as the period in the early 1960s when he served as Mao Zedong's personal photographer. 'He would never tell you what ...

  7. The birth of a giant

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in the National Museum of History, in Beijing. Deng deserves to be honoured. After all, he was the man who almost single-handedly turned China around after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, and launched it on its current path of economic development and integration with the rest of the world. I well remember finding myself on the same plane as author Han Suyin not many months after Mao ...

  8. China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Victor Fic

    ... in Taipei. Working on a mimeograph, Baum secretly copied 30 confidential mainland documents and smuggled them out. Dating from 1964, they were the earliest proof of Mao Zedong's 'rising ... with China, but chronicles how he eschewed the Western scholar-apologists for Mao and their pained recantations. One time, recalls Baum, the progressives protested against Vietnam war hawk McGeorge ...

  9. China's double standards

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no 'interference'. It will be of historical significance if and when the first popularly elected government materialises in China. And that worries Beijing. As Mao Zedong said: 'A spark can start ... government troops, Mao Zedong invited the US to come in as a buffer so he could regroup. He even insisted that US ambassador Patrick Hurley accompany him during peace talks with Chiang Kai-shek. ...

  10. Delta needs to co-ordinate transport policy

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

    ... projects, and not the leaders of this impoverished continent. MARIANNE TULLENERS, Wong Nai Chung Gap Mao and opium trade Sin-ming Shaw's article ('Unmasking the false god Mao', June 29) is indeed both informative and interesting. While every living Chinese 40-something experienced Mao Zedong's tyranny first hand during the Cultural Revolution, hardly anyone I am ...




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