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  1. Shed 'class struggle' mentality, officials told

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... members or groups from different social classes. The concept was expanded by Mao Zedong, sparked off the Cultural Revolution, and was used as a powerful tool to eliminate those whose political ...

  2. The next lap

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and revolutionary aspiration under Mao Zedong, to one in which a new technocratic elite were in control. In the words of Wang Hui, one of contemporary China's foremost public intellectuals, that shift meant that the party started fulfilling a more 'evaluative' function and became the sort of 'bureaucratic machine' that Mao had tried to prevent. While the economy grew ...

  3. Family denies Bo warned corruption would lead to political crisis

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... the 'demise of the party and the country', and raised political taboos such as the re-evaluation of Mao Zedong. 'This is pure fabrication. He went into coma five months after checking ...

  4. Children of the revolution guided by freer thinking

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... rehabilitated reformers began to abandon Mao Zedong's radicalism. In the previous decade, university enrolment was based more on political loyalty than academic merit. 'There are some striking ... difficulty,' Professor Chen said. The generations of former paramount leaders Mao and Deng were shaped by decades of war and revolution; Jiang Zemin's generation was influenced ...

  5. Cabinet reform tops agenda at party meeting

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... ministry. Li Keqiang, who is expected to become executive vice-premier at the end of the NPC meeting and succeed Wen Jiabao as premier five years later, is in charge of the reform. Mao Shoulong, ... Professor Mao, who has been advising the government on the proposed reform, said the plan was likely to cut the number of ministries substantially. He expected super-ministries would be set up ...

  6. Beijing pulls Obama T-shirts from shelves

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of the president's first visit to China. Tongue-in-cheek T-shirts showing Obama wearing a red-star revolutionary cap- the type favoured by Mao Zedong and state leaders during the early Communist rule- have ... on sale. 'They took away all our Mao Zedong T-shirts instead,' she said. One shopper, who gave her name as Liu, said she was disappointed that the T-shirts were no longer available. ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jiabao described price stability as a priority in an editorial, and added that China faced an 'unstable' environment at home and abroad. Net users emerge to sing odes to Mao Zedong Internet users plan to hold a singing gathering in Guangzhou's Tianhe Park to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong. Although the government has no plan to hold any large ...

  8. From eternal struggle to pragmatism and institution-building

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Mao Zedong was one of 13 representatives at the Communist Party's first congress in Shanghai in July 1921, but there was little about the lanky 27-year-old from rural Hunan that marked him out as a future leader. Unlike many fellow party members, Mao did not have a degree, he had not trained in France or the Soviet Union (two trips to Moscow in the 1950s were his only ...

  9. Leaders lost for words to describe and address cause of social strife

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of yore. For instance, Mao Zedong's ruling tenet was class struggle; today, President Hu Jintao's is social harmony. The Communist Party has been walking a difficult line between adulation and condemnation of Mao as it struggles to guard against any challenge to its legitimacy to govern. Current leaders have largely bypassed Mao's legacy and his policies, fearful ...

  10. Premier and publisher locked in war of words

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in which top leaders from Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping and Hu Jintao were rarely challenged for what they said in public, the academic argument set off heated discussions on the internet and among ...




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