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  1. News - China - LEGACY

    Mao Zedong's hometown Xiangtan to spend billions on his 120th birthday

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... Louise Ho louise.ho@scmp.com Mao's home city to spend billions on 120th birthday The government of Xiangtan, Hunan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, says it will spend 15 billion yuan ... tourist attractions. Shaoshan's Mao Zedong Memorial Museum will also be renovated, with the museum's website saying work will be finished before the end of next year. The museum displays ...

  2. Unmasking the false god Mao

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sin-ming Shaw Should Mao Zedong's huge portrait still hang above the front gate of Tiananmen Square? Should China's ruling party still call itself communist? These are not idle ... are proud of being ethnic Chinese, a similar percentage are ashamed of the conduct of the mainland government. Enshrined in the Chinese constitution are the following words: 'Mao Zedong ...

  3. Communist propaganda pushes out Hollywood

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... last week. Tang, 31, plays Tao Yi, Mao Zedong's first lover. There have been suggestions her role was cut back because of objections by Mao's grandson, Mao Xinyu, that Tang's ... the film shows how Mao Zedong and his comrades 'sacrificed everything for their country'. ...

  4. Party pioneers, ideologists languish in historical obscurity

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fellow at the Party History Research Office affiliated with the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party, said Li's translation was so influential that Mao Zedong later said ...

  5. Protest leaders elected to key posts in Wukan

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Wukan mimi.lau@scmp.com Two prominent leaders of land-grab protests in Wukan, Guangdong, were elected village chief and deputy chief yesterday, in a milestone for grass-roots democracy on the mainland. Land-rights protesters from elsewhere in ...


    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chang and Jon Halliday Vintage, $225 In their controversial biography of Mao Zedong, Wild Swans author Chang and her husband, historian Halliday, describe the Long March as: 'The most ... The Long March: The True Story Behind the Legendary Journey that Made Mao's China (2006) by Ed Jocelyn and Andrew McEwen Constable and Robinson, $135 In 2002, Jocelyn and McEwen set ...

  7. letters

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shiu Chung Memorial College Rash comments about Mao Casino tycoon Steve Wynn is fortunate that China's influence does not extend as far as Las Vegas, because his recent comments about Mao Zedong were ill-advised. Describing Mao as an 'imbecile', Mr Wynn told a gathering of investment advisers that the communist revolutionary 'almost ruined' his country. ...

  8. Class conscious

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... David Evans Mao Zedong's legacy is littered with economic and social policies whose only successes were in bringing pain and suffering to millions of Chinese citizens. Even before the 1966 Cultural Revolution, Mao had embarked on several experiments designed to make China a classless society and a world superpower. Disaster after disaster failed to curb his misguided ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Read dawn

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Mao Zedong. An only child, Hung spent most of her teens at a private school in New York, and eventually enrolled in the selective Vassar College. It was a life-changing experience, and she ... as Mao's interpreter- was a curse as well as a boon. 'The kids of families with great political positions, what they worry about is when will they lose it,' she says. 'My father ...




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