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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. Fat cat Garfield trounces Chairman Mao at the box office

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... (left) grabbed second place with HK$1.08 million on 28 screens. Talk about losing face- Chairman Mao gets trumped by a fat wiseacre animated cat. ...

  4. Mao's 'education through labour' system under fire

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in 50 years, he said. The education-through-labour regime was introduced by chairman Mao Zedong in 1957 to purge adversaries, so-called rightists and liberal-minded intellectuals ... through labour' system because it is unconstitutional. The 69 academics, including economist Mao Yushi and law professor He Weifang, sent letters to the NPC's Law Committee ...

  5. After Mao, a return to traditional values

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The image of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong stared back from newsstands on the front page of just one newspaper in Hong Kong yesterday- the South China Morning Post. The occasion was the 30th anniversary of Mao's death. Other newspapers buried their coverage inside, with the notable exception of a Beijing-backed English-language publication. This paper relegated a small ...

  6. Anniversary fails to make Mao's legacy any easier

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing 110 years after the Great Helmsman's birth, the party treads a difficult line between adulation and condemnation The legacy of Mao Zedong lives on. ... incorrect and 70 per cent correct,' said a senior editor of a national newspaper. 'Now he is all correct.' In making the documentary Getting Close to Mao Zedong, producer Ai Xin said ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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'. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Master of the Mao mimics

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau No Mao impersonator has yet matched the success of Gu Yue, who twice won the best actor title at the Hundred Flowers Awards (the mainland's Oscars)- for Founding Ceremony (1990) and The Story of Mao Zedong (1993). In an acting career spanning more than two decades, he played Mao in more than 80 film and television productions. Like his only protege Gu Xiaoyue, Gu ...




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