Mind Control

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

A green tree ant locks its jaws into a leaf after being taken over by a parasitic fungus, which then kills it with chemicals. Photo: NYT

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

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12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Propaganda efforts directed at the internet

Communist party calls for more vigilance against online forces that 'divide' and 'westernise' the nation

Cyberspace has been declared an ideological battleground on the mainland.

A spate of articles in Communist Party-controlled media has called for increased vigilance against hostile forces using the internet to 'divide' and 'westernise' China.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Three, two, one ... you're going to see big growth soon

Q: Why would we need hypnosis? What is your understanding of hypnosis? What will you tell those people who think hypnosis is mysterious or even wizardry?

28 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Mobile ring tones keep abreast of mind games

When Japanese cognitive scientist turned criminal psychologist Hideto Tomabechi began researching the subconscious in the 1980s, mobile phones were the size and weight of bricks and a bulging bank balance was required to buy one.

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am


Vietnam Behind the Lines: Images from the War 1965-1975

15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


I wonder if RoadShow can let us know what is the difference between broadcasting to a captive audience and commercial brainwashing.

At least at home or in the car we have an on-off switch. And now we are going to be bombarded with rubbish on the KCR.

10 Jan 2003 - 12:00am