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Cultural Revolution

This week's question Which political leader do you admire the most?

Astha Agarwal, 14

Sunday, 17 February, 2008, 12:00am

Image problems

China is something of a neophyte where public relations is concerned. It is trying to improve this; it has enlisted the help of lobbyists and is seeking to enhance its soft power by, for example, opening Confucius Institutes around the world to promote Chinese language and culture.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Echoes of the past

Adam Williams is a hard man to pin down. When we first meet, at the launch party for his new novel The Dragon's Tail, he seems an affable, well-spoken and rather sedate English gentleman. It's an impression that fails to convey a life of globetrotting. Born in Hong Kong, Williams has lived in Taiwan, Japan, Oxford, London, Shanghai, Beijing and Italy.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Ties torn

In his mind's eye, Qiu Xiaolong could have been the little boy in the picture. Many times he's put himself there on the hillside, smiling, holding his mother's outstretched arm and urging her to follow him into the distance.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


All nations should respect human rights

The Dalai Lama received a warm welcome from the Canadian prime minister, during his trip to the maple leaf country. Unfortunately, like his visits to other countries, his trip was again criticised by the Chinese government ('Beijing slams meeting as 'gross interference' ', October 31).

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Funeral committee 'followed'

Friends and family of prominent liberal intellectual Bao Zunxin were preparing for the late dissident's funeral under close police scrutiny yesterday, following his death in Beijing on Sunday.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Li Keqiang: Scholar who passed up foreign study for party

The political life of Li Keqiang began in a destitute village. In 1974, at the age of 19, Mr Li, a high school graduate from Hefei No8 Secondary School, shared the fate of tens of thousands of intellectuals at the time and was sent to work as a farmer in a rural brigade.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Donald needs to apologise for insulting the HK people

'In an interview with ATV Newsline shown last night, Mr Tsang said democracy and good governance were not mutually exclusive. But he had seen examples of democracy developed at the expense of good governance at the 'extreme level''.

SCMP, October 15

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

You need more history lessons, Mr Tsang

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen emphasised the need for more 'national education' - a better understanding of the country's development and sense of its national and cultural identity - during his policy address last week.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Witness who won't stay silent

Xinran has almost completed her next book, China Witness, and says it's the most exhausting work of her career.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am