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  1. Karaoke club fined for posters of Mao holding microphone

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Mao Zedong loved to dance, and he might have liked singing, too. But depicting the former leader with microphone in hand put one Zhejiang karaoke club in strife. The 0576 KTV club in the Luqiao district of Taizhou put up two posters on National Day of Mao in his classic pose: back straight, chin up, left hand raised to address the crowd. But instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696220/karaoke-club-fined-posters-mao-holding-microphone
  2. Great leap forward ordered in quality of Mao souvenirs

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Mao Zedong may be the most famous face in the mainland, but the makers of souvenirs that bear his image have been struggling to get it right. In the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, officials in his home province of Hunan have announced a campaign to improve the standard of Chairman Mao souvenirs. The items, ranging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689467/great-leap-forward-ordered-quality-mao-souvenirs
  3. Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth by Brian Izzard Amberley Publishing Nobody was convicted of the burning and sinking of the Seawise University, off Tsing Yi, on January 9, 1972. An official inquiry attributed at least nine fires on the former Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth to arson, but there was insufficient evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003483/sabotage-mafia-mao-and-death-queen-elizabeth
  4. Mao makes a comeback in little red book shop

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a magnet for die-hard fans of former chairman Mao Zedong and ardent leftists to post articles bashing liberals. 'When we started the book shop we wanted to provide a platform ... have suddenly jumped to 20,000 yuan,' he said. 'The hottest demand is for books about the global financial crisis.' He says sales of the shop's staple, works on Mao, also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673537/mao-makes-comeback-little-red-book-shop
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    No way back

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is in a world of the past.” Zhang, 63, was one of China’s “sent-down youth” (zhiqing) – a scheme initiated by Mao Zedong in the late 1950s to encourage city youths to settle in the countryside and live ... In the second of a two-part series looking at the lasting effects of social engineering projects initiated in the 1950s, Hannah Xu meets some of Mao's 'sent-down youth' who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1098987/no-way-back
  6. News - China

    China’s painful past displayed under political shadow

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 06:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Chengdu

    ... to a point. Businessman Fan Jianchuan has opened six museums about the ten year period beginning in 1966 when China’s then-leader Mao Zedong called on ordinary citizens to struggle against entrenched ... it refers to as a “serious setback” for the party. Mao Zedong set the period of lawlessness in motion to boost his authority, previously undermined by the disastrous effort to modernise China known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1074888/chinas-painful-past-displayed-under-political-shadow
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: Clone wars

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Clone wars There are actors in the mainland who, bearing an uncanny resemblance to political leaders such as Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai, work as lookalikes. And recently, a picture of a pie-seller who was the spitting image of President Xi Jinping has been doing the rounds on the internet. I have yet to meet my doppelganger and I hope that chilling encounter never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1556150/reflections-clone-wars
  8. Detours: In Mao's footsteps

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Chris Taylor After the Olympics draws to a close, you might want to follow in the footsteps of China's most famous leaders and head to Mao's birthplace in the city of Changsha, ... of Mao's first experiments in politics, and it is still possible to visit the former office of the Hunan Communist Party Committee guarded by an enormous statue of Mao in classic 'taxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648916/detours-maos-footsteps
  9. News - China

    The man who questioned Mao: Hu Yaobang's colleagues look back

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Verna Yu

    ... and colleagues have a renewed appreciation for Hu's work. In the Anti-Rightist Movement that began in 1957, hundreds of thousands of intellectuals- many of them critical of Mao Zedong- were sent ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Hu Yaobang, the liberal leader whose death sparked the Tiananmen Square protests, encouraged the public to reassess Maoist dogma The man who questioned Mao After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482583/man-who-questioned-mao-hu-yaobangs-colleagues-look-back

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