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  1. World heritage bid likely to include Mao's tomb

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recommended the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, commonly known as the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and Monument to the People's Heroes be included. Wei Ruifeng, a deputy director of the Dongcheng ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Heroes are likely to be included in the UN application for world heritage status, ...

  2. Traffic controls back for opening ceremony

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or close to 50, considered excellent. Those who support extending the ban argue that the improved air quality was a direct result of the measure. Others, including Mao Shoulong of Renmin ... Mao said. Fears about tonight's weather, meanwhile, have been dispelled. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said there would be no rain during the opening ceremony, and the temperature ...

  3. History for sale

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... coupons and other knick-knacks. Last month, for the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, collectors from around the country and abroad came to the temple for a special exhibition and trade fair of Mao buttons, posters of the Cultural Revolution era and other memorabilia. Lu Min, editor of Collection magazine, which has its office in the Baoguo Si compound, said ...

  4. Mao caught in Web of intrigue

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Mao Zedong briefly became the nation's most wanted suspect when the late chairman's portrait mysteriously appeared in a People's Daily website report ... of Mao that hangs above the entrance to the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Tiananmen Square. The apparent prank was spotted by netizens yesterday morning. The report said Yan had been wanted since ...

  5. Beijing security already high, with more police checks on Uygurs and Tibetans

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... pictures of the image of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square yesterday, under the watchful eyes of the police. Security in the square has always been high, with surveillance cameras covering all of its ...

  6. Harmony hinges on the rule of law

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Mao Yushi, who heads the non-government Unirule Institute of Economics, said the government would not achieve its goal unless significant progress was made institutionalising the rule of law. Professor Mao said social discontent was growing as fast as the red-hot economy because of increasing miscarriages of justice and widespread infringement of rights. 'The problem is not that we ...

  7. Late mainland artist's work sets record

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the poems of Mao Zedong, and one of the works is being kept at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The painting sold on Sunday, at nearly one square metre, is the largest to circulate among ... completeness and artistic value,' Pi said. Another painting by Li, based on Mao's hometown of Shaoshan in Hunan province, recently sold for 124 million yuan. 'That painting was nowhere ...

  8. Beijing Olympics jumbo cleared for take off

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... intimidating glory: the real world. This is one's sense of China today, on the eve of her first Olympics. The big oaf, of course, was Mao Zedong, who died in 1976. Since his demise, the sum total ... is the capitalist-economic reforms. The first starts with Mao. Much like Fidel Castro, as it were, he was the necessary guerilla revolutionary spark that fired up the new nation; but, also like Dr Castro, he proved ...

  9. Calligrapher strives to keep his art alive

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... In the mid-1960s, Chen Dongjiu's interest in calligraphy was an unexpected passport to Beijing to meet Mao Zedong as the only Red Guard representative from his Hunan county. The 54-year-old calligrapher tells Emma Shen he is back in the capital on a Do you remember when you met Chairman Mao? Yes, absolutely. I travelled by train from my hometown to Beijing to see Chairman Mao ...

  10. Few surprises from reshuffle of local leaders

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... reshuffle so far, but this is fairly natural as stability is necessary between the two major reshuffles,' Renmin University political scientist Mao Shoulong said. New lineups at local levels ... favoured, Professor Mao said. Guo Jinlong, a Hu protege and former Anhui party chief who became acting mayor of Beijing last month, was officially elected the city's mayor on Saturday. Six ...




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