Cadres in blitz on rural party cells

The Chinese Communist Party has dispatched an unprecedented number of cadres to the countryside to prevent grassroots party cells from disintegration.

Wednesday, 12 June, 1996, 12:00am

Maoists warn of threat from new capitalists

Powerful Maoists in the Communist Party have issued an internal paper warning against the threats posed by hostile foreign forces and the 'new class' of capitalists.

The document, entitled 'Domestic and Foreign Influence on State Security - a Preliminary Study of the Major Threats', is being circulated among senior cadres and intellectuals in Beijing.

5 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Ambushes mark return of communist hit squad

COMMUNIST hit squad members who terrorised the country during the 1980s and early 1990s have come out of self-imposed hibernation to become the most wanted outlaws in the Philippines.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Factions' power struggle grows

THE power struggle between Maoist and liberal politicians has intensified as they jockey for position before the death of patriarch Deng Xiaoping.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Mao was not the man he's being made out to be

I FIND it weird . . . all this talk of a dead man's sexual desires and abilities. Are we glorifying him or the wonders of Chinese medicine? This brings to mind an article I read some time ago in your paper about a protest made by a group of undergraduates at the University of California. It was against the recent BBC documentary on Mao. Idealistic as they are, they are totally ignorant.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Hot potato proves a hot-seller

THE book is, by Chinese standards, heresy. And that is one of the reasons why Memorandum on Fighting Leftism has become a hot-seller in China.

This is not a book for the politically faint-hearted. The 40 liberal- minded intellectuals who contributed to this tome cite patriarch Mr Deng Xiaoping as their inspiration. They repeatedly quote Mr Deng on the need to fight leftism.

3 Jan 1993 - 12:00am