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  1. 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 ...

  2. Echoes of Mao in rural health postings

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Graduates face mandatory work in countryside Young doctors are being sent to work in rural areas and underdeveloped western regions, echoing Chairman Mao's 1968 campaign ... as their parents might have been to answer Mao's call for volunteers. 'I'll go if I have to, but I'm certainly reluctant,' said a 24-year-old graduate of the medical school ...

  3. A history lesson that is on the right lines

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... best-sellers, he has spoken increasingly on modern China, and his pronouncements are getting more and more controversial. He said Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong were both dictators responsible for the deaths of millions. He has compared Mao's mausoleum to Japan's Yasukuni Shrine, saying it should be renamed 'massacre museum'. He said Japanese history textbooks are more ...

  4. Summits

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... of Munich 1938, Yalta 1945, Vienna 1961, Moscow 1972, Camp David 1978 and Geneva 1987. Readers may wonder why the extraordinary meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong was omitted, especially ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to destroy us, but...When they have trouble on the mainland, they flee to American embassies Liberal economist Mao Yushi, speaking to Foreign Policy magazine on China's progress and political ...

  6. How a veteran and his ill-equipped comrades 'moved the world'

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the world and raised the status of the People's Republic of China.' When Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People's Republic in Beijing in October 1949, Huang's ... loyalty, I applied to join in the volunteer army when Mao told us that the US aimed to invade our country after occupying the Korean peninsula,' he said. Huang, 75, said many of his comrades ...

  7. Ren Sihong

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong AsiaWorld-Expo Tomorrow to May 26 Mainland painter and sculptor Ren Sihong often plays with the image of Mao Zedong, turning the Great Helmsman into a manga-like 3D caricature. ... broadcast exercises of the 1950s and 60s. Shortly after the establishment of the People's Republic of China under Mao, everyone from factory and mine workers, students to officials had ...

  8. Power games

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... at Jamaica's music: it has changed the world, exporting the spirit of revolution more successfully than late chairman Mao Zedong ever did. But none of that matters. Beijing mesmerised the world ... Zhejiang and Yunnan, and bombings in Xinjiang. Of particular significance, Hua Guofeng, personally appointed by Mao as his successor, died at the age of 87 during the Olympic celebrations. ...

  9. History for sale

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... coupons and other knick-knacks. Last month, for the 110th anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, collectors from around the country and abroad came to the temple for a special exhibition and trade fair of Mao buttons, posters of the Cultural Revolution era and other memorabilia. Lu Min, editor of Collection magazine, which has its office in the Baoguo Si compound, said ...

  10. Lighting up the sky

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Friday at 8pm for precisely 23 minutes and 23 seconds. 'We're using 6,000 kilograms [of explosives],' said Wilson Mao (right), the company's CEO who is the chief organiser ... the appropriate music, which will influence choreography. Mao said he had spent about a month deciding what pieces of music to use. Finally he settled on eight songs. Sometimes his clients have their own ...




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