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  1. News - China

    China marks Mao’s birthday with controlled tribute

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 10:40am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought ... Thursday. Xinhua says the leaders visited the Mao mausoleum in the heart of the capital, Beijing, where Mao’s embalmed body lies in state. The party’s flagship People’s Daily said in an editorial ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leaders must fully embrace reform to end people's yearning for Mao era

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Moving on from Mao nostalgia It remains a conundrum of China's economic miracle that so many people still openly yearn for a return to the Mao era. That not only says something about discontent with inequality and injustice and disgust at rampant official corruption, but also about the whitewashing of the history of Mao Zedong's reign in order to safeguard ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Leaders call on Mao in challenging times

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:18am by Keith Zhai, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... on Mao in challenging times The celebrations of the birth and life of Mao Zedong yesterday were intended to help justify the policies of the current leadership of Xi Jinping, who faces challenges ... reforms. "If Xi hasn't mapped out political reform by the beginning of his second term, a lot of people will be disappointed," Pu said. Watch: Animation: Mao Zedong and his Chinese ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Princelings seek to uphold the ideals of Mao's revolution in China

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by WU NAN

    ... was a personal secretary to late Communist Party leader Mao Zedong and a key author of the country's constitution. "But I am worried about the gap between the rich and poor. I am worried about ... Wu Nan wu.nan@scmp.com Offspring of Communist Party elders cast themselves as upholders of socialism's ideals Princelings fight to keep values of Mao's revolution While some see ...


    Will Mao Zedong's philosophy live on in party constitution?

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by CARY HUANG IN BEIJING

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Analysts are divided on whether omission of Mao Zedong's name in recent statement means his philosophy may be cut from constitution ... transition in two weeks. The omission of Mao Zedong's name from a recent Xinhua statement has triggered speculation as to whether the Communist Party's 18th congress, which begins ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Loyal to Mao's legacy, China's princelings have high hopes for fellow 'red descendant' Xi

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:18am by Angela Meng, WU NAN

    ... Angela Meng and Wu Nan Children of revolutionary leaders persecuted under rule of Communist Party head say his legacy outweighs violence and political turmoil Mao 'forgiven' for sins of past As the Communist Party prepares to commemorate the 120th anniversary of chairman Mao Zedong's birth on Thursday, sons and daughters of communist leaders who at times suffered ...

  7. News - China

    China to celebrate Mao's birthday, but events scaled back

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China celebrates the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but will be scaling back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of market-based reform have gone ...

  8. News - China

    Mao's former secretary Li Rui says you always had to agree with him

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:59am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com His way or the highway, ex-aide says Mao Zedong was a master of mind control whose political influence remains powerful even today, says his former secretary Li Rui. "Among all the leaders in the world, ancient and modern, what was most forceful about Mao Zedong was that when he was in power, he demanded everyone's thinking be in line ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China

    Outrage over 15.5b yuan projects to mark Mao's birth

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Xiangtan city plans to spend 15.5 billion yuan on 16 schemes linked to the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth More than 15.5 billion yuan is being poured into the hometown of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong for projects marking the 120th anniversary of his birth, local media reported, prompting outrage on Thursday. Mao, who led ...




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