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Deng Xiaoping

Communist Party to ease off on 'Mao thought'

A crucial document setting the Communist Party's direction for the next five years came to light yesterday after general secretary Hu Jintao convened a meeting of the elite Politburo.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:38pm 4 comments

Struggle for supremacy by party factions now on public show

A swirling miasma of speculation, doubt and anxiety has led to growing uncertainty ahead of China's most important leadership change in a decade.

15 Oct 2012 - 10:42am

Propaganda chief and Deng Xiaoping's bridge partner

The Communist Party's former propaganda chief died of an unspecified illness in Beijing yesterday morning at the age of 83, according to state media reports.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Forced-abortion family accept compensation

A woman who was forced to have a late-term abortion last month, in a case that sparked a nationwide outcry, has reached a settlement with the local government responsible by accepting 70,600 yuan (HK$86,640) in cash compensation.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

We're still dancing as fast as we can

Ever since that rain-soaked night 15 years ago when Hong Kong quick-stepped its way both back and forward in history, residents of this 'barren rock'' have faced the same question with monotonous regularity when they travel abroad: 'Has the place changed much since the handover?'

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tracking back

Yet another blind man is in the news. If the story of the first shocked the world, what happened to the second only fuelled our outrage.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland's last chance to reform

A top policy adviser to the government's economic planning agency says the Deng-era approach to reform has run its course and that the window of opportunity for moving to a rule-based system is limited.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

So just who is Deng's closest political bedfellow?

Which political leader would Deng Xiaoping be in terms of his political philosophy: Lee Kuan Yew, Chiang Kai-shek, Benito Mussolini, Augusto Pinochet or the Kangxi Emperor?

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Henry Tang on air after his post-defeat holiday

15 May 2012 - 12:00am


Deng sought co-operation over islands

The gist of Philip Bowring's erudite article ('Island mentality ignores history', April 22) is the 'fact that China has a long record of written history does not invalidate other nations' history as illustrated by artefacts, language and genetic affinities, the evidence of trade and travel'.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am