While some see the rich and powerful offsprings of Communist Party elders as a new aristocracy, some members of the so-called red second generation are holding fast to socialism and pushing to restore the country's revolutionary values.Sunday, 29 December, 2013, 5:04am 3 comments
It remains a conundrum of China's economic miracle that so many people still openly yearn for a return to the Mao era. That not only says something about discontent with inequality and injustice and disgust at rampant official corruption, but also about the whitewashing of the history of Mao Zedong's reign in order to safeguard one-party rule.28 Dec 2013 - 6:41am 2 comments
The celebrations of the birth and life of Mao Zedong yesterday were intended to help justify the policies of the current leadership of Xi Jinping , who faces challenges similar to the late leader's, analysts said.27 Dec 2013 - 10:23am
This week, China celebrates the 120th birth date of the founding father of the People's Republic - Mao Zedong. No one looms larger in the narrative of modern China.27 Dec 2013 - 4:03am 19 comments
As the Communist Party celebrates on Thursday the 120th birthday of its late leader Mao Zedong, some of Mao most staunch supporters exchanged fire with his harshest critics in a highly-charged war-of-words over the flaws and merits of the controversial former leader.27 Dec 2013 - 2:50pm 2 comments
China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought to uphold the market reforms that came after his death.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Communist Party chief Xi Jinping and other top leaders paid tribute to the founder of the communist state Thursday.26 Dec 2013 - 5:48pm 1 comment
China celebrates the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but will be scaling back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists.26 Dec 2013 - 5:10am 1 comment
More than 85 per cent of respondents in a Chinese state media survey said that Mao Zedong's achievements outweigh his mistakes, as the country prepares to mark 120 years since the "Great Helmsman's" birth.
Mao's legacy remains mixed in China, where he is revered for the 1949 founding of the People's Republic but authorities have called for restraint in commemorating the anniversary.25 Dec 2013 - 3:34pm 14 comments
As the Communist Party prepares to commemorate the 120th anniversary of chairman Mao Zedong's birth on Thursday, sons and daughters of communist leaders who at times suffered under his rule have defended his record and praised his legacy.24 Dec 2013 - 2:49am 23 comments
Mao Zedong was a master of mind control whose political influence remains powerful even today, says his former secretary Li Rui.21 Dec 2013 - 7:26am
On the eve of the 120th anniversary of the late leader's birth, many ordinary Chinese long for a return to his era, despite its painful failings.23 Dec 2013 - 1:33pm 2 comments
A new play that glorifies the love of Mao Zedong for his eldest son, Mao Anying , who was killed while serving with the PLA in the Korean war, premiered this week in Beijing.20 Nov 2013 - 3:41am 5 comments
More than 15.5 billion yuan is being poured into the hometown of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong for projects marking the 120th anniversary of his birth, local media reported, prompting outrage on Thursday.
Mao, who led the Communist Party to victory in China’s civil war, was born in Shaoshan, in the central province of Hunan, on December 26, 1893.17 Oct 2013 - 4:26pm 3 comments
The top party official in Hunan has vowed to spare no effort in preparing for an elaborate and high-profile commemoration of the 120th anniverary of Mao Zedong's birth in his hometown of Shaoshan this year.
The plans have reinforced concerns among the country's liberals that the party is taking a more conservative political line.7 Jun 2013 - 3:42am 1 comment
In recent weeks prominent liberal economist Mao Yushi has experienced first-hand the leftist revival taking shape on the mainland. First, Mao, 84, was bombarded last month by insults and even death threats by anonymous callers angered by his criticism of the party's patriarch, Mao Zedong.27 May 2013 - 8:52am 12 comments