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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - COMMEMORATION

    Hunan plans high-profile Mao birthday celebration

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... and high-profile commemoration of the 120th anniverary of Mao Zedong's birth in his hometown of Shaoshan this year. The plans have reinforced concerns among the country's liberals that the party is taking a more conservative political line. Provincial party secretary Xu Shousheng visited numerous venues honouring Mao on Wednesday and laid a wreath before a statue of him at Mao Zedong Square ...

  8. News - China

    Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 04:14am

    ... A Briefs item, “Mao’s 1947 democracy remarks valid, says Xi” yesterday said, wrongly, that Mao Zedong remarked in 1947 that democracy was the “new way” to break away from the rise and fall of past dynasties. Mao made the remark in 1945. ...

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    A cultural relic reappears

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 08:10am by John Kennedy

    ... to 17 years in prison following the death of his uncle, Mao Zedong, for "subversion of the dictatorship of the proletariat" due to his close affiliation with the Gang of Four during ... Water Transfer Project, the massive initiative to transport water to northern China first conceptualised by Mao Zedong but construction for which only began in 2004. Judging from the photo op ...




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