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Chinese Communists

Gu Kailai, the high-flying lawyer who descended to murder

The accepted behaviour for the wives of China's top leaders is to be seen rarely and heard even less.

Monday, 1 October, 2012, 2:59pm

Remembering the dark days of China's Cultural Revolution

It has been 36 years since China marked the end of the Cultural Revolution, and Peng Qian has spent the last seven anniversaries doing something the government will not: holding public memorials at a museum he helped found, to remember the millions who languished and died during one of the nation's most tumultuous periods.

18 Aug 2012 - 11:10am

Beijing police put in place security measures in run-up to party congress

Beijing police have officially kicked off the security operation for the upcoming party congress, which will draw more than 2,000 representatives to the capital as the nation transitions to a new leadership.

The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on Wednesday established temporary headquarters to manage security for the meeting, which is expected to be held in autumn.

24 Aug 2012 - 1:27pm

Petitioner 'poisoned' for land complaints

A petitioner who had spent two years seeking redress for the demolition of his ancestral home in Fuzhou, Fujian, died last week after unidentified thugs severely beat him and forcibly injected him with toxic chemicals, fellow petitioners said.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Party strives to keep bad emperors away

Who was the last emperor of China? If it's a history question, you would say Puyi. But if it's a political science question, most people would say Mao Zedong. A key political issue confronting China and its future has to do with understanding this characterisation of Mao and how to prevent another 'emperor' from emerging under a one-party authoritarian system.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

US think tank honours economist for support of market reforms

Prominent liberal economist Mao Yushi has received a prestigious prize in the United States for his support of a market economy and other efforts to promote freedom.

Mao, who blames Mao Zedong for the deaths of 50 million people during his rule, accepted the Milton Friedman prize for advancing liberty from the Cato Institute in Washington on Friday.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Many wrongs, but not that many rights

There is a terrible passage at the end of Andre Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine, often translated as Man's Fate, which describes Kuomintang troops cranking up a steam train's furnace - to throw communist prisoners into it alive.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Paintings vanish from Mao rostrum

Eight paintings are missing from the rostrum where Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China, the latest scandal involving cultural institutions on the mainland.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Persecution in troubled times

When the Communist Party took control of the mainland, only two of the party's 13 founding members, Mao Zedong and Dong Biwu, made it to the Tiananmen rostrum for a grand ceremony to mark the founding of the People's Republic on October 1, 1949.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Peering into birthplace of 'the new China'

It looks like a suburb in Beijing - roadworks upon roadworks disappearing into the distance.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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