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  1. History takes a new spin

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... leader long regarded as Mao Zedong's nemesis, is now a more measured character (in both Founding of a Republic and Beginning of the Great Revival) than the out-and-out villain portrayed ...

  2. We see who next leaders will be, not how they are chosen

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com In the official lexicon, managing China is often likened to navigating a ship, with Mao Zedong even known as the nation's Great Helmsman during ... contrast to the murky and occasionally violent infighting that saw Mao root out his would-be successor Liu Shaoqi in 1966, Lin Biao's alleged coup plot against Mao in 1971, the coup that sent ...

  3. Evolutionary path

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The first party constitution after the communists came to power was adopted in 1956, when Mao Zedong was head of the party. That document made it clear that China was part of the Soviet bloc, saying ... scientific socialism was dropped. 'Deng Xiaoping Theory' was added, along with Marxism-Leninism and 'Mao Zedong Thought' as the party's 'guide to action'. In 2002, ...

  4. Women now hold up only 20pc of the sky

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in mainland politics in that she made it to the top on her own. Unlike Jiang Qing, wife of Mao Zedong, and Soong Ching-ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, she is not a first lady. And she wields much more ... politicians. Sun Yat-sen University professor Ai Xiaoming said women's participation in politics had backtracked compared to the 1960s and 1970s, when Mao Zedong said women 'hold up half ...

  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. View from the top

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... officials of the Communist Party. Mr Hu also paved the way for his own inclusion in the pantheon of China's communist leaders, following in the footsteps of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. 'Over a long period of time,' Mr Hu said at the Central Party School, 'the party's three-generation central leading collectives, with comrade Mao Zedong, comrade Deng ...

  7. Party first, PLA second: general

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... construction and reform and the PLA fought its hardest battles to help the party reach its political goals. The Soviet-trained artillery engineer said the principle was created by Mao Zedong, developed ... assumed the PLA's leadership in late 1989, because the former president, unlike Mao or Deng, could not claim any military experience or expertise. Andrew Scobell, associate research professor ...

  8. When rumour more believable than truth

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the same kind of weight as those of his predecessors Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Yet in both those cases, news of their deaths was announced within 24 hours of their passing. While China has ...

  9. Bo Xilai paints Chongqing red

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to the policies promoted by Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), Bo called on 750,000 university students in the nation's most populous municipality to work with workers, farmers ...

  10. Monument names about history, not politics

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the leader of China before fleeing to Taiwan with his followers after being defeated by Mao Zedong's communist forces in 1949 is also remembered for kick-starting the island's economic ...




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