“Closely follow Chairman Mao’s strategic plans, and set in motion a new upsurge of great revolutionary criticism.” This time I returned to Shanghai for the National Day festival and stayed there for 12 days. During the period, I made some investigations. I convened several investigation meetings and took a look at the basic echelon, [...]
Xi Jinping is found of the kind of socialist jargon more reminiscent of Chairman Mao’s era
Chairman Mao said, “Historical experience deserves attention”. By making summation of experience, laws can be discovered and future problems can be solved. As long as classes exist in society, class struggle will be there. That class struggle of the society will be reflected in the political party of proletariat as two lines struggle, that [...]
The day’s China news in pictures: An alpaca is used to celebrate Christmas, Hong Kong protesters demand the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, people gather to celebrate the anniversary of Chairman Mao's birthday and mo...
Chairman Mao taught us, we should let comrades speak and then, mention if they have error so they can correct themselves. Central Committee has given opportunity to comrade Kabir to submit his position. It has been urgent to criticize his errors that has been expressed in those positions and manifested in his activities because [...]
The day's China news in pictures: A Chinese pianist plays for a set of panda triplets, police officers and fire fighters inspect a fire site at a karaoke bar, people exercise with fans in front of a portrait of Chairman Mao and more...
The Grolier Club is hosting an exhibit focused on the “Quotations of Chairman Mao.” Here’s more from The New York Times: “The exhibition begins at the beginning, and even before, with several precursor anthologies that can be seen as steppingstones to the Quotations, first issued with a white paper cover in spring 1964. Show More Summary
Down with the leading capitalist roaders now in power within the party! THE great struggle initiated and led by our great leader Chairman Mao to beat back the Right deviationist wind to reverse previous correct verdicts is developing soundly in various spheres of the superstructure, including education, science and technology, and art and literature. [...]
The whole point of this poorly argued, logic chopping article by Andrew Brown in The Guardian seems to lie in the penultimate paragraph where he claims that Sam Harris is on some kind of par with Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao. Which...Show More Summary
Confucius may once have been denounced by Chairman Mao for perpetuating feudal ideology, but the effort to integrate his teachings into society continues in Xi'an. Hundreds of diners bowed to a portrait of Confucius before lining up to receive free lunch in a restaurant yesterday, reported NetEase [ more › ]
Chairman Mao once remarked “Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is excellent.” It would appear that we are in a period of “utter chaos.” First, ISIS dominated the news. Now we have the Ebola “outbreak.” The situation is “excellent” from a political perspective precisely because crises (real or constructed) provide windows of […]
You can find the 1937 IBM corporate songbook at ars technica. Aside from the strange lyrics, there is something very Chairman Mao/North Korea-ish about it. Nowadays, of course, people are far more sophisticated. [HT: Gizmodo]
“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” While some quotes are indelibly linked with certain politicians - in this case, Mao Zedong - in many other cases, what leaders say can sound the same, no matter what end of the political spectrum they sit on. Show More Summary
How would you like a nice Chinese gourd? One that's shaped like Chairman Mao? Or, how about Jesus? Read more...
A man was hired to impersonate Mao Zedong at a pharmaceuticals exhibition in Kunming to promote the products, attracting hordes of people, and no doubt making the Chairman roll in his grave. [ more › ]
In his new book, “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream,” Dan Washburn tells how the game, which was once banned by Chairman Mao for being “too bourgeois” has thrived despite a moratorium on golf course development for the past 10 years.
Chairman Mao's "little red book" is no longer a fashion accessory in Beijing, but China's leaders seem to be drawing inspiration from one of its aphorisms: "There is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent." Judging...Show More Summary
From the 1990s onwards, the (re)discovery of Chinese archives encouraged artists to develop a photography inclined to reinterpret iconic images, such as those of Chairman Mao. This is what Wang Tong (born in 1967 in Tonghua, Liaoning province) has endeavoured to do for his series "Reenactment". [ more › ]
Talk of a Chinese property bubble is back in the headlines. Recently, leaked recordings showed that Mao Daqing, vice chairman of Vanke Group, made some bearish comments on the property sector. The recent slump in property sales and housing...Show More Summary
There was a strange political coincidence last week, which went unnoticed. First, Britain’s favourite tea drinker, Tony Benn, died at the venerable age of 88. The passing of this “political giant” invoked sobbing eulogies, from papers and politicians alike. Perhaps the most ridiculous memorial came from the normally-sensible Louise Mensch, ex Tory MP. I advise you [...]