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Mind Control

Parasites thrive on mind control as zombie hosts seal their own doom

In the rainforests of Costa Rica lives a species of spider that sometimes displays a strange and ghoulish habit.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 3:51am

Anti-national education movement in Hong Kong labelled a farce

The anti-national education movement is a farce. It rather resembles a self-fulfilling prophecy which, according to Wikipedia, is "a delusion declared as truth when it is actually false" and "may influence people either through fear or logical confusion".

15 Sep 2012 - 1:17am

HK-based journalists from mainland label national education 'brainwashing'

Hong Kong-based journalists drew on their own experience of education on the mainland yesterday to warn that national education lessons will become a form of brainwashing if implemented in the city's schools.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

Lam says national lessons A must

The government is standing firm on the introduction of national education in primary school classrooms in September, despite a storm of controversy.

Top officials yesterday lined up to back the plan, with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor saying withdrawing the subject just two months before it is due to be taught for the first time would disappoint many.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Movie helps get the message across

If there is one bold statement of a resurgence in 'red culture', it is the blockbuster Beginning of the Great Revival, aimed at drumming up support for the Communist Party on its 90th anniversary.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

State brainwashing perfectly all right, liaison official blogs

The culture chief of the central government's liaison office has called national education in schools 'necessary brainwashing' - suggesting the Hong Kong curriculum should be promoting the state's way of thinking.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Officials ban media from plagiarism court case

Mainland propaganda authorities have banned the media from reporting on a Supreme People's Court review of a long-running plagiarism case against a prominent law professor.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Crises 'contained by controls on media'

Propaganda chief says campaigns successful in wielding influence during critical times

Media controls and government propaganda campaigns helped the Communist Party survive a series of crises in the first half of the year, according to the nation's propaganda chief.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Fancy a heavy dose of propaganda for your Easter holiday?

Ancient sites, alluring natives, exotic markets - these are what you usually see in adverts for holiday tours. But industry leader Wing On Travel is breaking new ground with a tour to North Korea that will, no doubt, offer valuable lessons in history and geopolitics, or at least a heavy dose of state propaganda.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

by Dominic Streatfeild

Hodder, HK$148

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am