This article first appeared on The Conversation. “I am here to do more than eat and shit,” an irate Mao ZeDong shouted during his only meeting with Josef Stalin in Moscow, having been kept waiting for days. This was Stalin’s attemptShow More Summary
Proletarians of all countries unite! On the occasion of the 122nd birthday of Chairman Mao LONG LIVE MAOISM! The international proletariat greets with great happiness and revolutionary joy the new anniversary of the birth of Chairmen Mao Tse Tung. We express our cordial greetings to our class and to the peoples of the world [...]
Topic: Censorship In Hong Kong's densely packed Causeway Bay district, a red sign with a portrait of Chairman Mao looms over the bustling storefronts and shoppers. The sign indicates that there is coffee, books and Internet on offerShow More Summary
A few years ago, Craft & Folk Art Museum had a provocative exhibition of posters and sculptures by Russian artists made during the tumultuous years of Glasnost and Perestroika in the late 80's and early 90's, when Mikhail Gorbachev attempted...Show More Summary
Shaoshan, the birthplace of Chairman Mao, was an undisputable item on the itinerary of my first visit to China back in 1978. After millions of Red Guards visited the idyllic Hunanese village surrounded by paddy fields during the Cultural Revolution, the number of visitors had decreased, indeed falling from three [...]
In the thousands of propaganda posters produced in China between the birth of the People's Republic in 1949 and the early 1980s, the beaming face of Chairman Mao Zedong watches over a surreal utopia.
A giant golden statue of Chairman Mao in China’s Tongxu County that captivated the Internet in recent days appears to have been suddenly torn down. According to the New York Times, demolition teams arrived Thursday and by Friday morning the 120-foot-tall statue of Mao Zedung had been destroyed. China’s People’s Daily, an official newspaper of…
It was certainly an audacious project. The 120-foot-tall statue of Mao Zedong, the much-loved and much-feared Communist revolutionary who built modern China, was said to have cost entrepreneurs half a million dollars to build. That the statue was built in the rural Henan Province, one of the areas worst hit by famines during Mao's radical industrialization and […]
A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has been erected in open countryside by a group of capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000), reports said. The statue towers some 37 metres (121...Show More Summary
Chairman Mao Zedong still rules in this Central province in China. A rural town is now home to a massive gold-colored statue of the former communist ruler, whose policies resulted in the deaths of millions of people in the region. Henan...Show More Summary
Visitors dwarfed by the huge Mao. (Photo: HNR.cn) A village in Tongxu county, China, recently completed a pretty overwhelming passion project: a 15-story golden statue of Communist leader Chairman Mao. The giant Mao, which is made of concrete, steel, and gold paint, faces south. Show More Summary
After yet another volatile day on the Chinese stock market yesterday, investors should be encouraged to know that China's oversized statue business seems to be humming right along. [ more › ]
Chairman Mao's right-hand man, the much-respected first premier Zhou Enlai, was probably gay despite his long marriage according to a new book which is set to be published in Hong Kong. [ more › ]
On Monday, I said that this would be Jeremy Corbyn’s worst week ever, and it has been, and next week will be worse again. That’s the pattern. It was a week defined by Chairman Mao’s little red book, Livingstone blaming Blair for the 7/7 terror attacks, McDonnell’s endorsement of the IRA’s “ballot, the bullet more...
Today John McDonnell has continued to face flak after his attempt at a Chairman Mao joke in the Commons spectacularly backfired.… The post Diane Abbott on the positives of Chairman Mao appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Labour's John McDonnell looks completely out of his depth as shadow chancellor and no more so than yesterday when he made another huge gaff with his Little Red Book routine and bizarre references to Chairman Mao in responding to a government statement on public spending in the House of Commons. Show More Summary
You can see what John McDonnell was trying to do today. ‘I’ll bring along a copy of Chairman Mao’s Little… The post John McDonnell ‘disappears’ his Maoist stunt appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
That was a funny way to say sorry. Osborne kicked off his autumn statement with a Niagara of self-congratulation. He… The post Sketch: Chairman Mao gets flung across the Commons appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
John McDonnell, the Labour Shadow Chancellor, just did something that doesn't happen very often in the House of Commons. He quoted former communist dictator Chairman Mao Zedong. In his response to chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement...Show More Summary
Preparing for the spending review, George Osborne must have written two speeches: his own, and the one he expected John… The post Did John McDonnell really think that quoting Chairman Mao would help Labour’s cause? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.