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Propaganda in the People's Republic of China

Male pageant to showcase a new breed of heroes

Ten latter-day Lei Fengs will be selected for the 'Best Men in China' contest

At the end of last year, the first women's beauty pageants in more than half a century were held on the mainland. It was seen as a symbol of changing times.

Saturday, 15 May, 2004, 12:00am

Copyright victory

Zhang Jun, 77, the photographer who made Communist Party legend Lei Feng (right) a household name in China over the past 40 years, has finally won copyright for his work. Zhang, who served in the army with Feng in the 1960s, has been granted the right to profit from the photos by the Liaoning provincial government.

A win after 40 years - A4

30 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Fallen hero

The mothballed youth hero Lei Feng came back to public consciousness this year, the 40th anniversary of his death. But an old photograph showing the model proletarian wearing a wristwatch has sent a few sparks flying.

3 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Taxi driver loses licence to help old and disabled

A model taxi driver who carried elderly and disabled people in his cab has been spat on, insulted and driven out of business.

20 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Tribute to Lei Feng at museum

A state tribute to a long-dead socialist martyr has been revamped as a lesson to young people.

The Communist Party will today unveil the memorial to propaganda icon Lei Feng at Beijing's National Museum of the Revolution, 35 years after the exhibit first appeared on the orders of Mao Zedong.

27 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Youth urged to revere martyr

Communist Party commentators have hit out at mainland youth for idolising 'pop stars and fat cats' instead of a long-dead socialist martyr.

The Beijing Youth Daily yesterday told teenagers to be beware of leading 'unrestrained lives' and to embrace the values of propaganda icon Lei Feng, the mainland's model soldier.

18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

I killed a national hero, man reveals

The man who accidentally killed Lei Feng, , China's legendary soldier, has confessed his 'guilt' on the front page of a newspaper on the day the nation mourns its hero.

'I drove the truck that knocked the pole that fell on Lei Feng and killed him,' said Qiao Anshan , a 57-year-old retiree living in Liaoning province.

6 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Dazhai brought in from the cold

THE erratic fortunes of Dazhai - an agricultural pacesetter in China during the 1960s and 1970s but subsequently left out in the cold - are again looking up.

No longer serving as a rural model, the village has turned instead to industry, commerce and tourism.

19 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Learn more from revolutionary hero, troops told

CHINA'S military leaders have called on the three-million-strong Army to learn more from the legendary hero, Lei Feng, as part of a campaign to strengthen spiritual civilisation.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Shock, horror, it's tabloidspeak

FOR Chinese readers, the expose of a pristine national hero and role model was a real shock, and they reacted much in the same way as the world did when it was revealed US basketball star Magic Johnson tested HIV positive.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am