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    Communist Party to ease off on 'Mao thought'

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang

    ... doctrines by President Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin and Deng Xiaoping, one key term missing from the Xinhua report was "Mao Zedong thought", an absence that led some China watchers to wonder ... off on 'Mao thought' A crucial document setting the Communist Party's direction for the next five years came to light yesterday after general secretary Hu Jintao convened ...

  2. Mainland's last chance to reform

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... but 'lawlessness' among local officials. Mao Yushi, a well-known liberal economist on the mainland, said an over-dominant state-owned sector, diminishing social mobility, and the government's priority ...

  3. A trip south worth remembering today

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to rally support among local officials if he has differences with other central government leaders. Mao Zedong was the most skilful at using this approach to push for his policies or get rid of his enemies in Beijing. In 1971, after a divide developed between Mao and Lin Biao, the People's Liberation Army marshal whom Mao personally anointed as his successor, Mao took his own month-long ...

  4. The shadow of a flawed giant

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... to wear terrifying expressions. They whispered to each other and disappeared quickly behind closed doors, as if a catastrophe had just occurred. Mao Zedong had died, I was told. Thirty years after his death, the question of whether Mao was a saint or devil still strikes a sensitive chord. It is likely to trigger deep emotions, and is best left unasked on certain occasions. In my family, ...

  5. One day in September

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China reeled at the news of Mao Zedong's death in 1976. Thirty years later, the anniversary of that event will pass largely unnoticed by most of the population. Didi Kirsten Tatlow ... of Hong Kong Island, secretly watching cartoons on my neighbour's television. It was the afternoon of September 9, 1976. The screen went black and a picture of Mao Zedong appeared. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unacceptable to invoke Maoist dogma in today's Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... economy". China uses theory to justify abandoning Mao Zedong's class struggles in favour of Deng's vision of a modern society. In its constitution, China defines itself as being ... and cultural needs of the people and the low level of production". Mao, in his well-known 1957 essay, "On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People", discussed "the ...

  7. slice of life

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... the opposition movement against Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong), had been overthrown. It was the first pronouncement by China's Communist leadership that Liu- who had been under severe open criticism in recent months as Mao's chief opponent- had been overthrown. An editorial in the party journal Red Flag also said: 'We have got rid of a handful of party people in authority taking ...

  8. China, too, must heed lessons of the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... instigated by Mao Zedong to silence critics, it is a shame that the nation's foremost officials are so eager that such sage advice be shunned. Only by admitting to mistakes can China move ... today, among them were people like Mao Yushi, a liberal rather than a rightist, but ostracised nonetheless. Despite being among those rehabilitated after Mao Zedong's death and now being ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping endorses Deng Xiaoping's party mantra

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Leader urges party to adhere to reformer's philosophy of 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' but gives credit to achievements of Mao Zedong Communist Party general ... to the party's leadership before the reforms began in the late 1970s, including Mao Zedong . "People cannot deny what was done before the reform and opening-up based on what happened after it, ...

  10. Dengist whateverism

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Xiaoping made all key decisions, including the one to call in the tanks to crush the student protest. Deng was a complicated character. On one hand, he saw the problems created by Mao Zedong ... China's plight and, after Mao's death, Deng decided that the country had to change course. Now, Maoist China has been eclipsed by Dengist China. Both men are dead but, even though Mao ...




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