The amendment would give police discretion to enforce a vague dress code, undoing progress in China that saw the state recede from people’s daily lives.
The ultra-leftist revival threatens Xi’s plans to revive the economy and turn China into a dominant world power by 2049. It’s time to curb these ultra-nationalistic tendencies and return to pragmatic reform and development.
Nian Guangjiu, known for his Idiot Melon Seeds, won tacit approval from China’s paramount leader in the 80s, holding lessons for China today as it seeks to restore trust with private business.
China’s clash with the United States has given leftists an opening to push for their agenda under the guise of patriotism and allegiance to communist ideals, writes Wang Xiangwei.
Power grew out of the barrel of a gun for Mao, but the power that grew out of Trump’s Twitter account proved much more fickle, writes Chow Chung-yan.
Li Yining mentored some of the Communist Party’s seniormost members, including Premier Li Keqiang, while his teachings continue to help guide China’s economic transformation.
Shan Weijian was the co-managing partner of San Francisco-based private-equity firm Newbridge Capital when it took over a controlling stake in Shenzhen Development Bank in 2005.
Deng Xiaoping’s embrace of economic liberalisation unleashed a boom in private entrepreneurship in China, but the confidence that entrepreneurs had in Beijing to protect their interests has somewhat weakened in the past decade.
Amid worries that China is heading down another planned-economy path, Hu Deping weighs in with a pro-market perspective and warning that a government-controlled rural cooperative economy must be avoided.
‘Freedom swimmers’ who made the treacherous journey from China to Hong Kong during the the Cultural Revolution, and police officers assigned to catch them, recall those dark days.
Nicolas Chapuis picks up on the phrase ‘evil spirits and ghosts’, used by Communist Party mouthpiece about challenges to China’s development.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s film, set during the Cultural Revolution, praises the transformative power of cinema even as it warns against its misuse as propaganda.
State media has republished toned down versions of Li Guangman’s belligerent posts about China’s tech companies, big business and entertainment stars.
Writer set out to tell ‘the whole story of China in a super readable way for normal people’, and her 250-page book The Shortest History of China does so by focusing on individual stories.
Ying Ying Liu of Hong Kong charity LumiVoce talks about growing up in a musical family during the Cultural Revolution and connecting people with nature through music tracks mixed with indigenous sounds and rhythms.
Political turmoil and the Cultural Revolution sparked the snapping of ties in the 1960s, while Tiananmen Square was the trigger two decades on.
Hard Like Water’s hero is bent on vengeance almost from birth, and the Cultural Revolution gives him his opportunity. He seeks something else too, and finds it in his sexual infatuation with a lover.
Li Zifeng, who claims to have ‘overthrown’ the theory of relativity, is in the running for an education department prize in Hebei.
The Chinese president says the education system must train the ‘builders and successors’ of socialism during a visit to Tsinghua University.
Academic Orville Schell turns to fiction with new novel because ‘so much of what animates [China] is almost impossible to convey in non-fiction.
In 1944 Florence Li was ordained as the first ever woman priest in the Anglican Church to minister to believers in wartime Macau.
Competition for jobs among fresh university graduates in China looks to be even more intense next year after the coronavirus left millions of degree-holders desperate to find work.
As artistic director of a leading Australian ballet company, Li Cunxin must make tough decisions after Covid-19 hit artists around the world.
Completed 600 years ago and somehow saved from the ravages of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, the Chinese imperial palace has been brought to life in TV period dramas, from Story of Yanxi Palace to Empresses in the Palace