An erroneous report on Jiang Zemin's death cost Leung Ka-wing his job as ATV's senior vice-president for news and public affairs.Tuesday, 13 September, 2011, 12:00am
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. For the Chinese Communist Party, that cataclysmic event radically altered how it governed China. Of all the foreign observers of the implosion of the Soviet Union, nobody has devoted as much attention to and tried as hard to extract lessons from the fall of Soviet communism as the Chinese Communist Party.6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
A long-forgotten socialist slogan, 'common prosperity', coined by the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, has returned to the limelight, becoming the latest catchphrase for mainland cadres ahead of next year's leadership reshuffle.6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
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
Walk through Jingshan Park in Beijing on a Sunday morning and it is as if the Mao era never ended.
All across the park, which sits just north of the Forbidden City, informal choirs belt out red songs, the stirring tunes that celebrate the Communist Party and the revolutionary spirit, and which from 1949 to the late 1970s were the mainland's sole soundtrack.2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
In the official lexicon, managing China is often likened to navigating a ship, with Mao Zedong even known as the nation's Great Helmsman during the Cultural Revolution.
However, throughout most of the 20th century, as China was sailing into uncharted waters, its passengers never seemed to agree on where the ship was going.1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
It is not surprising that the Chinese Communist Party, which marks its 90th anniversary today, prefers to highlight the last three decades of economic growth that have lifted hundreds of millions from poverty, created an ever more comfortable middle class and overseen the country's emergence as a leading player on the world stage.1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
An outspoken academic has launched a scathing attack on the propaganda blitz marking the Communist Party's 90th anniversary, saying the ongoing campaign is deifying the party.30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
When 35-year-old Wei Wenyuan and several other Communist Party officials were asked to form a task force in 1990 to found communist China's first stock exchange, in Shanghai, they didn't know anything about such a quintessentially capitalist institution.29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
It looks like a suburb in Beijing - roadworks upon roadworks disappearing into the distance.29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A bookshop manager leading a campaign to defend the legacies of Mao Zedong claims his movement has won significant political momentum from its recent petition calling for two scholars to be charged with sedition.26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Starring: Liu Ye, Chow Yun-fat, Feng Yuanzheng, Jiang Jiayi Director: Han Sanping, Huang Jianxin Category: IIA (Putonghua)23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Pressure is mounting on Beijing to respond to a neo-Maoist campaign spreading throughout the country that aims to bring two of the Great Helmsman's most outspoken critics to trial.31 May 2011 - 12:00am
For anyone interested in mainland politics, recent developments have made for both fascinating and puzzling reading.30 May 2011 - 12:00am
Since the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in 1989, any discussion of Western-style political reform has been taboo - or at least kept behind closed doors, like the proverbial skeleton in the cupboard.9 May 2011 - 12:00am