Karl Marx

West's critique of China has deep roots

Marx warned that the Chinese would shake the world when they awoke from their "hereditary stupidity".

Is the Chinese state a dictatorship or an enlightened meritocracy? The once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing has raised this question.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 7:21am 14 comments

Exciting Expedience looks ready made

Peter Ng Bik-kuen's well-bred youngster Expedience showed he is progressing nicely with another forward barrier trial on the Sha Tin turf yesterday.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Rare, original and odd - objects of a bookworm's desire

Highlights of the book fair:

Ulysses by James Joyce. First edition. Paris, Shakespeare and Co, 1922 (HK$3.38 million)

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Professor strikes at party's heart and suffers

Professor Zhang Xuezhong is risking his teaching position at the East China University of Political Science and Law by not issuing a retraction to his article 'China needs to remove Marxism', published in Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao newspaper in 2009. He stands by his writing, saying he is not going to compromise his beliefs at the expense of his dignity and freedom of speech.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Pitchtuner June 10, Hidden Agenda

Getting lost several times in Kwun Tong while looking for the aptly named Hidden Agenda venue would be enough to leave anyone in a sour mood. But for those navigating the old industrial area in search of the live show by Berlin-based Pitchtuner, any anger would have been washed away by the duo's upbeat electronica.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Politics as 'normal'

Political parties championing the cause of the working class are commonplace throughout the world. But in Hong Kong, where the income gap is widening like a surging river breaking its banks, not a single party has proclaimed itself to be a workers' party. However, this week, a new party was informally launched, tentatively named the Labour Party.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1867)

Das Kapital

by Karl Marx

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Speaking of Marx

Reporters at the NPC got a surprise when they asked entrepreneurs from Zhejiang what Karl Max would think of them. 'He would be proud that China has prospered so well following his ideology,' said Lo Zhongfu, the chairman of the Guangxia Group. 'He would also see that some Zhejiang people have brighter ideas than he did.'

15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Social class review to shy away from Marx

A 10,000-word work report being written ahead of the 16th Communist Party Congress will discuss the sensitive issue of a class system but is likely to play down Karl Marx's views on labour surplus-value, Beijing sources said.

The work report - which is being compiled by a party taskforce of writers - will be delivered at the congress by President Jiang Zemin.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Goodbye Marx

Simon Pritchard (article headlined 'For sale: one slightly used ideology, South China Morning Post, July 4) is right.

13 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Only half marks for history

Many people these days do Karl Marx an injustice. They regard his 19th century formalisation of communist thought as wrong on every count. It was not. He had a very keen appreciation of the social problems of his day. The difficulty was that he thought more state control the remedy when subsequent events have proved less is the way to go.

9 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Rock star gives students a start

Pop star Richard Marx has just released his fifth album, Flesh and Bone, and is also leading an arts initiative campaign at high schools across the United States.

24 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

G-men on call

FOLLOWING on from our piece yesterday about American celebrity stalkers Mackenzie McCaulley and Dawn Bratcher, who were banned from the Richard Marx concert at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium over fears they would cause trouble, Keeping Posted can reveal that the promoters of the gig asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for help.

3 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Adopting double standards

THE Chinese leaders are very bad Marxists. Marxism is based on the premise that history is on the march and its direction is forward.

The march forward cannot be stopped, but purposive action can and should accelerate progress. The role of the Communist Party, as Marxists see it, is precisely to give history that extra push forward.

6 May 1993 - 12:00am