Chinese Maoist tour group ridiculed for travelling to North Korea

People bow to statues of North Korea's late leaders Kim Il-sung (left) and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

When a group of Chinese Maoists travelled to North Korea last month - visiting a country that still holds dear the social norms of an era now long gone in China - they didn't seem to know that one of their fellow travellers was keeping a diary that would appear in a liber

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Leftist group Utopia congratulates North Korea on nuclear blast

A North Korean soldier stands guard beside the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju after the country conducted its third nuclear test across from the Chinese city of Dandong. Photo: AFP

A group of prominent leftists on the mainland posted a letter congratulating North Korea on Tuesday's nuclear test - in defiance of China's opposition and international condemnation of the blast.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:47am 2 comments

Maoists print newspaper to spread views after Utopia website shut

A front page of China Maozedong Paper. Photo: SCMP

Faced with the shutdown of leading leftist websites earlier this year, supporters of the late Mao Zedong are spreading their views the old-fashioned way: printing a newspaper.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Book (1516)

Utopia by Thomas More More

Nearly half a millennium after it was published, Thomas More's Utopia still stands as the perfect illustration of the limitations of our ability to imagine paradise, and to make that paradise come true.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hunt for utopia stops in Tasmania

For centuries, people have been looking for a utopia ever since this term was borrowed from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his book, Utopia, in 1516. Utopia, an idealistic place of social and political perfection where everyone lives in harmony and happiness. How sweet it would be if such an place existed!

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A Maoist utopia emerges online

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

Return to a dream denied

As 20th-century social movements go, le Mai 1968 is probably one of the most memorable and well-documented.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Have your say

Preserve our historical buildings

Historical buildings represent the memories of all citizens in Hong Kong. Many stories have taken place in these buildings.

The government often says that for the well-being of Hong Kong and its future development, old buildings need to be destroyed.

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am



by Lincoln Child

Arrow $90

Lincoln Child's first solo novel - he has written several best-selling thrillers with Douglas Preston - is a slick genre piece set in a futuristic amusement park.

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Utopian view of the world is an unattainable dream

I refer to the letter by Elsie Tu (South China Morning Post, March 30) in which she says I am a Western idealist (Post, March 26) who views the world 'through rose-tinted spectacles'.

In fact, I am a reluctant realist peering 'through a glass darkly' and I see a world entering a period of its history even more dangerous than the one that preceded it.

8 Apr 2002 - 12:00am