Jiang Qing

Pitfalls in immigrant writer's road to becoming American

Anchee Min's 'The Cooked Seed'

Born in Shanghai in 1957, Anchee Min was taught to write "long live Chairman Mao" before she could write her own name.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 4:29pm

Jiang had his sights on academic role ... until June 4

A video clip showing Jiang Zemin recounting how he became the general secretary of the Communist Party at a critical time in 1989 became an instant hit among internet users over the weekend.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Weeks of agony for wife who could only wait and hope

When Jiang Tianyong 'disappeared' in February, his wife, Jin Bianling, thought he might return in a day or two like he had previously.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jiang rested at home as media reported his 'death'

Jiang Zemin was resting at home last week when news media - reporting amid intense speculation over his health - said the former president had died, sources who have been briefed about Jiang's health said yesterday.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Rumours of Jiang Zemin's death abound amid official silence

Rumours have intensified in the past 24 hours about the death of former president Jiang Zemin, amid Beijing's heightened secrecy about his health and heavy censorship.

Months of speculation reached a climax last night when Hong Kong-based ATV led its main newscast with a report that the 84-year-old former leader had died, citing unspecified sources in the capital.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Exclusive hotel fined for barring officers

The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, a key venue for diplomatic activities, has been issued a penalty of 10,000 yuan (HK$11,455) for refusing entry to court officers during an investigation into one of the Beijing hotel's tenant companies.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

US scholar determined to unveil the truth

Mao Zedong was a very secretive man. He seldom told anyone what he was thinking. And he didn't write it down either.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Joan's shot at fame

SHANGHAI girl Joan Chen has done very nicely for herself thank you since she was plucked from a communist youth rifle team to star in a movie financed by Mao Zedong's wife, Jiang Qing.

That movie, about the Long March (of course) was started but never finished. Jiang Qing fell out of favour after the Cultural Revolution and the Party pulled the plug.

8 Sep 1994 - 12:00am


NEXT Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, a red-letter event in a China still eager to keep alive the legend of the Great Helmsman.

19 Dec 1993 - 12:00am