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Marxist Theorists

Dengist whateverism

There is much to fascinate the reader in Prisoner of the State, the memoir of former Chinese party leader Zhao Ziyang.

Wednesday, 24 June, 2009, 12:00am

His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self by Peter Carey Faber and Faber HK$104

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

A timeline of protest

China's journey to the point where it put a man in space and hosted the Olympic Games has been bumpy. Over the years there have been explosions of public frustration, though none have toppled a government. Here are some of them:


4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Channel hop

The deadpan look is a favourite on the small screen this week. Politicians, actors playing politicians and actors playing forensic anthropologists are all sporting the look as if their careers depend on it.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

Age of abominable abdominal showmen

Sex sells; a sexy president makes an even better selling point. This is why the US society and lifestyle magazine Washingtonian - with a circulation of 400,000 - puts a shirtless Barack Obama on its current cover. There is no doubt about it - the US president has the tautest abs of any world leader in recent memory. Arnold Schwarzenegger?

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hu intolerant of graft in PLA, analysts say

President Hu Jintao's warning against 'hedonism and individualism' among the military's top brass reflected his intolerance of rampant corruption inside the People's Liberation Army, military analysts have said.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

Legco president stirs Deng controversy

Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing has stirred controversy by questioning the calls for accountability over the June 4 crackdown at a youth dialogue session yesterday.

He said Deng Xiaoping, who made the decision to suppress the 1989 student movement, had made important contributions to China's modernisation and Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems'.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Hu's slip into slang has nation floundering for its meaning

People say it all the time, but it's not the type of phrase you'd expect to hear in a speech by a major world leader. Yet, there it was. President Hu Jintao, speaking on December 18 about China's future political path in a speech commemorating the 30th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy, used the slang phrase bu zheteng.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

My Life

My Life by Fidel Castro with Ignacio Ramonet Penguin, HK$170

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

My Life

My Life by Fidel Castro with Ignacio Ramonet Penguin, HK$170

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am