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Mao Zedong

Will Mao Zedong's philosophy live on in party constitution?

To include Mao, or not to include Mao? That is the tough question China's rulers are facing as the nation prepares for the once-a-decade leadership transition in two weeks.

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 5:15pm

How rudeness was once a survival strategy

Earlier this month, Thierry Gillier, the founder of French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire, announced to the world that its new boutique hotel, due to open in Paris in 2014, would not welcome Chinese tourists. This shocked and angered many Chinese on the mainland and overseas and Gillier was labelled a racist.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:42am 8 comments

CCTV news presenter takes on China's radical left

Widespread criticism of patriotic violence has given ideological extremists a small bump in popularity

28 Sep 2012 - 8:42am

China's nationalist left is getting really agitated by criticism of protest violence

Cultural Revolution discourse is back, on Sina Weibo

21 Sep 2012 - 9:20am 1 comment

Mao portraits in anti-Japan protests a cause for concern for leaders

The unexpected brandishing of images of Mao Zedong in anti-Japan rallies is more worrying than welcome for the Chinese government, even if it has sanctioned or encouraged such protests, analysts say.

Some protesters were seen carrying portraits of Mao and making references to him in chants and on banners during the widespread rallies, which have lasted for days.

20 Sep 2012 - 8:13am 1 comment

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

World heritage bid likely to include Mao's tomb

The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Heroes are likely to be included in the UN application for world heritage status, according to an official from the Dongcheng district Culture Commission in Beijing.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Liberal-leaning officer joins top brass

The leadership's decision to appoint a liberal-leaning officer to the heights of the army is part of the party's effort to refashion its image as open-minded and inclusive, analysts say.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

An appetite for destruction

On September 11, 2001, German artist Anselm Kiefer was in Vienna where his second wife was giving birth to their son. He was in a taxi when he heard what had happened in New York. He couldn't believe the news: 'I thought it was science fiction.'

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth

Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth by Brian Izzard Amberley Publishing

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am